Perhaps a romantic relationship has lost its spark? Maybe fighting occurs more than fun times together. These things can add up to make life and relationships seem difficult or hopeless. Perhaps you aren’t communicating well, or there is a lack of trust. Maybe you feel more like roommates than lovers. You may be wondering what happened to what you once had.
I have experience with these and other couples’ concerns and have seen clients exceed their expectations through therapy. My style is organized and prepared yet flexible and adaptable. I try to foster a relaxed and non-judgmental collaborative atmosphere.
As a Columbus Ohio marriage counselor, I use the Gottman Method for couples therapy in conjunction with an individualized approach for couples. I utilize parts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) as well. I find my work with couples particularly rewarding when they can work together towards shared goals and repair a partnership that was once on the brink of fallout. But, of course, sometimes couples want pre-marriage counseling or help to navigate an amicable separation or divorce. Many men are apprehensive about couples and marriage counseling, but working with a male counselor can sometimes alleviate those concerns. Sometimes the complete couple will not attend, but individual sessions can still help the relationship.
My strong work ethic, degree of commitment, integrity, and friendliness allow me to foster a warm and welcoming therapeutic atmosphere. In addition, I view myself as a product of my father’s logical, engineering mind and my mother’s creative, design-oriented skill set – a combination that serves to inform my approach to mental health counseling. People tell me I am down to earth and can relate to almost anyone.
As the owner of Cardinal Point Counseling, I take great pride in bringing my best to each and every session. Counseling is not just a job but a passion. I strive to make every aspect of the practice from the big picture to the smallest details run well.
I am happily married with two kids. My marriage has been the best training I could have received to be a couples therapist. It helps me to realize that I often fail to do some of the things that I suggest. It helps me to empathize with clients when everything isn’t working exactly right. Talking about what works and actually getting in the habit of doing it consistently are two different things for most couples. The good news is that there are many techniques I can offer that has been effective for many couples. I was chosen for the Best Marriage Counselors in Dublin (Ohio) list. I stay involved with the counseling professional community by being an Executive Committee member of the Central Ohio Counseling Association.
See below for an article on my career journey as published in Counseling Today.
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