Dominguez Psychotherapy &
The Gottman Method
At Dominguez Psychotherapy we use research based techniques to help you identify core issues in your relationship and set goals to achieve a healthy, balanced life with your partner, that includes not only setting healthy boundaries and building solid relationship systems that include love and admiration and good communication; but identifying your emotional needs and strategies to meet them.
Couples & Marital counseling is one of the healthiest things you can do for your relationship. Together we will help you tackle the common pitfalls that often end up leading to a divorce. We will discuss beliefs about child-rearing, work/life balance, finances, sex, and more.
Pitfalls in communication can be extremely frustrating. Many couples complain of feeling misunderstood, unheard, or dismissed. Over time, communication issues can lead to significant relationship problems. Couples may find a wall continuing to grow between them or an increase in bickering or even intense arguments. Family Therapy can teach you practical tools and techniques to help you get back on track.
Adjusting to major life transitions like having a baby, losing a job, moving, loss of a parent or loved one, or falling ill can put major pressure and stress on a relationship. Together in therapy we can help you learn the skills you need to tackle the unexpected in life to ensure your relationship doesn't suffer as a result. Major life transitions may be classified as traumatic. You may notice a significant increase in anxiety or depression, feelings of hypervigilence, or the desire to isolate. Therapy can help!
It may be hard to believe, but we don't necessarily believe every couple should strive to stay together. If you've felt disconnected from your partner for a long time, together we can help you understand why. We can then come up with a plan to help you reconnect or explore whether separating is a better option. Every couple must make this choice for themselves - our therapists will merely help you explore both options. Through therapy we will strive to assist you towards maintaining respect and establishing healthy boundaries whichever direction you decide to go.
Infidelity is one of the most painful events a couple may face. Whether you're trying to recover from a full-fledged affair or discover that your partner has begun to step over the line, therapy can help you recover your relationship. Therapy can help you talk through your anger, uncover why the affair happened to begin with, and assist you in recovering from the trauma and building trust again.