I have extensive experience and success with counseling couples. A marriage or an intimate relationship is the bedroock of most of our lives. When the relationship goes awry, it can upset all aspects of our lives. In my work with couples, I listen to both sides of the experience. Two people can see a situation from completely different viewpoints. I then work to help both people be able to communicate their needs and fears, as well as hear the needs and fears of the other. We then work on communication and how to create new bridges. We focus on triggers that may have roots in early life or may be products of the relationship. I do believe couples work is fundamental to happiness. I have found that most couples can heal if both are mutually commited to the relationship.
Christine Gallagher M.A. MFT