Pinewood Counseling, PLLC
Couples & relationship counseling
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*
Areas of Focus
I work with couples and relationships of all types, though I specialize in working with queer relationships, including those in relationships in which at least one partner is non-cisgender. I do not limit my practice to traditionally paired couples and work with folks in non-traditional, non-monogamous, open, polyam, and other relationship constellations.
Below are some of the concerns that people bring to me:
need for deeper connection
sexual and intimacy concerns
"pre-marital" counseling, moving in together, etc.
understanding how to work with trauma in a relationship
patterns of fighting and bickering
healing past wounds
gender and sexuality exploration
considering opening up a relationship
Exploring and reconsidering relationship values
I am informed by Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), developed by Sue Johnson. EFT is a collaborative approach informed by attachment science and theory that allows you to attune to yours and each other's emotions, recognize patterns, and reorganize your patterned responses to be ones of mutual connection and benefit. I also integrate the Gottman Method into my work with relationships. That said, many couples modalities have been developed from a traditional relationship lens. I pull from feminist and queer theories to inform a more expansive view of intimate relationship.
I tend to take a very active approach with my couples/relationships, and we will engage in experiential, present-focused exercises in order to learn new ways of being.
Fees and Session Length
Intake sessions last about 60 minutes at a rate of $210. These are one-time sessions unless you are a returning client with at least 4 months between the new intake and your last session with me.
Follow-up Sessions last 55 minutes at a rate of $200 or 85 minutes at a rate of $285. The 85 minute sessions can provide longer processing time for us to work together and are more cost-effective.
Please note that for relationship configurations of 3 people or more, sessions will be 90 minutes in length. For configurations greater than 4, I will charge a per person flat fee of $75.