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Couples Counseling

Couples Counseling

Relationships are hard work, and all couples fight. But sometimes an issue gets big enough that you can’t solve it alone.

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Has it started to feel like you and your partner are drifting away from each other? Do you wish you could have deeper intimacy between you and your partner?

Couple therapy offers you and your partner a neutral space to examine the areas of your relationship that are problematic and to identify the best ways to move forward. Along with getting a new perspective, there will be opportunities to develop new skills for healthy communication and deeper connection with your partner.

Some issues that bring couples to therapy are:

  • Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Codependency
  • Communication Challenges
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Extended Family
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy
  • Mismatched libidos
  • Navigating an open relationship
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Sexual problems
  • Trust issues

What to expect from me

As a couple therapist I want to support long-lasting, transformative change in my clients. That means that I won’t just be offering band-aid fixes or simple solutions when you come in.

Before we jump into what the “issue” may be, I will want to understand each partner’s individual story and the patterns you have observed over time. As we examine the issues that brought you to couple therapy, I will help you to examine your part in the dynamic that exists, offering helpful feedback to break those patterns.

I work collaboratively with my clients, and have a therapeutic approach that is active and engaged. My style is warm and respectful, but also direct and honest.

My approach

I specialize in relationship issues, and bring over 10 years of experience working with couples. In my work with couples I utilize Gottman Method Therapy, but also incorporate use of Relational Life Therapy (www.terryreal.com), attachment theory, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness.

Gottman Method Therapy is a scientifically-based therapy model designed to help couples enhance connection, manage conflict, and develop the skills to create long-lasting partnership. It was developed by the psychologist couple Drs. John and Julie Gottman who have spent a combined forty years researching couple relationship dynamics to understand what helps relationships succeed.

Gottman Approved Member



1910 Northwest Blvd #206
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

kristin@renewalcounselingcda.com
(208) 219-7043

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