Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill?
Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night?
Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away?
Do you feel miles apart even when sitting next to each other on the couch?
Do you desire more intimacy(emotional and/or sexual) between you and your partner?
Do you hope for a sense of togetherness?
You’ve considered couples therapy, but you don’t think is bad enough yet.
How much louder do the screaming matches need to become?
And how much more painful do the words need to get?
Relationships take work and aren’t easy all the time, they also don’t have to feel torturous and unbearable. Dr. John Gottman’s research shows that it takes on average a couple six years to seek a couples therapist. Six years is a long time, so many things are said and done that we can’t take back. You don’t have to wait that long!
At Healing Connections, we love seeing people in thriving relationships and we are passionate about helping them learn to create these. Rescuing relationships is one of our favorite things to do so we take our job very seriously and are honored to be part of your love story.
Suggest you get a divorce or separate
Hold secrets from the other partner
Provide research-based couples therapy (a mix of the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)
We equip couples with tools for improving every aspect of the relationship, sex too
We help couples who decide to part ways uncouple in a conscious manner
With a skilled couples therapist, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and create the relationship you both desire and deserve.
Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:
Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
Dual Career Relationships
Long Distance Relationships
Mental Illness (anxiety, depression, PTSD)
Sex Drive Discrepancy
What is the Gottman Method?
It is an evidenced-based method with over 40 years of research proving effectiveness with committed couples. You will learn validated skills that will dramatically improve intimacy, friendship, and conflict management in your relationship. The Gottman Method is not “traditional” couples therapy. It involves a detailed assessment process to ensure that all parties have a clear understanding of the problem, goals, and strategies.
Session 1: I meet with you and your partner as a couple. I will provide you more information on the Gottman Method and what to expect throughout our time together. We will make sure that we are a good fit for each other. I will ask you to provide me with your “Love Story” going back to when you first met. You will share your concerns and goals for therapy. You will be provided with instructions to complete an online assessment.
Session 2: I will meet with each of you individually to understand each of you as a person. I want to hear each partner’s perspective on the relationship and develop a clearer understanding of your hopes for the relationship.
Session 3: We will meet as a couple to discuss my findings and recommendations based on the assessments conducted in person and online. Collaboratively we will develop a strategic plan that will include your strengths and weaknesses and goals for therapy.
What is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy?
An evidenced-based structured approach to couples therapy that was created by Dr. Sue Johnson over 30 years ago. It is rooted in attachment science with a success rate of 70-75%. You will learn healthy dependency and how to create a secure bond. Humans are wired for connection AND we are not born knowing how to connect in a healthy manner. Our knowledge of relationships is limited to our family of origin and previous romantic relationships, which are not always the best role models. You will learn your needs and barries for connection as well as your partner’s. You will develop emotional and commitment safety, which will lead to increased empathy and understanding of each other.
Healing Connection’s Flavour
We know every couple’s story is different and that couples therapy should not be a one size fits all. To best meet our couples’ needs we combine both the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy both highly effective, culturally sensitive, and research-based approaches to couples therapy. We continue to train and learn about the science behind love and attachment because we know you and your partner deserve a real chance at healing and restoring your relationship, not bogus advice.
In our couple’s therapy sessions, we help people develop the necessary insights and skills needed to sustain love overtime. Our sessions are educational and experiential, we also provide weekly homework assignments that should be completed prior to the following session. Our style is very hands-on and requires commitment from all parties. We know that it takes great effort to see great changes and create great relationships that allow us to heal.
How bad is bad enough?
You may be unsure if you can find your way back to each other.
I would love to speak about how I may be able to help reconnect and rekindle your love for one another during our 10-minute phone consultation.
Healing Connections provides couples therapy to committed couples in Miami and across Florida.
Genesis Games, Psychotherapist & Owner of Healing Connections
I help college students and young adults adjust to life transitions, navigate the dating world, manage relationship issues, set boundaries with family, and develop adult friendships. I am passionate about working with individuals enduring heartbreak heal by attaining closure and making meaning of their loss. I’m a Gottman Trained Couples Therapist and work with couples through all the stages of their relationship. I see couples struggling with connection, conflict management, betrayal, parenting, and sexual fulfillment.
I look forward to working with an individual, couple, or a family who are seeking real change. In the course of sessions, I want you to discover what works for you! I want you to walk out of my office with practical tools and tangible goals. I want you to thrive and create the life that you wish and deserve!
If you are still wondering if we are a good fit, give me a call for a complimentary 10-minute consultation. I have availability in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings to accommodate you. Therapeutic services are also provided in Spanish!