Louis Bernstein, MFT

Your intimate relationship can be one of the most important sources of joy, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life.   When your relationship is “working”, it can bring you a deep sense of peace, well-being and stability in your life. 

However, it is not uncommon for issues to arise in any relationship that may cause an upset to that original harmony.

It is often not the issues themselves, but HOW those issues are addressed and resolved, that will determine how well the relationship weathers those challenges.

If those issues are left unaddressed and unresolved, a negative pattern of disagreements, quarrelling and resentments can set in, and the relationship can become a source of exhaustion, frustration and tension for both partners. 

In some cases, this negative spiral can further lead to depression, chemical or alcohol abuse, isolation, or even an affair.

Consider if your relationship is lacking in any of these areas:

  • Open and honest Communication
  • Mutual Understanding and Respect
  • Emotional Intimacy
  • Physical / Sexual Intimacy
  • Trust
  • Commitment
  • Companionship
  • Mutual Support
  • Sharing in life’s purpose and journey

If you noticed one or several areas where your relationship feels unsatisfying, Couples Counseling can help you bring joy and fulfillment back to your relationship.

I can provide you with effective tools for addressing and resolving the various issues that may have come between you in the past, and which may arise in the future.

In Counseling, I can offer you a safe, compassionate and nonjudgmental space where the two of you can heal any old wounds and hurts, and where the rebuilding of your connection, your trust, and your intimacy with each other may begin.

My Couples Counseling style draws from a variety of sources, using some of the most respected and effective counseling methods available today.  My counseling utilizes the principles of proven couples therapy approaches including IMAGO Therapy, developed by Harville Hendrix, and the couples research and tools developed by Dr. John Gottman, of the Gottman Institute.

These couples therapy approaches, combined with my personal trainings and experience in Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy can offer you the tools, the understandings, and the way to create the healthy and supportive relationship that you deserve.

It is never too late to begin this healing.

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if Couples Counseling is the right choice for you.  Give me a call for more information at 925-708-0997.