1. How Couples Dance

    Every relationship has a pattern, or a dance, that organizes the communication, action, and reaction to each another.   The cool thing is that working with a couples therapist can help to identify th…Read More

  2. New Year’s Intentions

    I prefer the idea of setting and focusing on our intentions rather than resolutions.  Intentions seem to frame our interests and goals in a positive, forward-moving direction while resolutions seem t…Read More

  3. Preventative Marriage Counseling

    It is widely believed that marital and couples counseling is a option for couples who are already in distress and experiencing a painful relationship. However, I am beginning to see clients who are se…Read More

  4. There’s Always Gratitude

    There’s Always Gratitude - A Special Contribution By Valerie Peralta.  Happy Holidays! The holiday season, with all of its joy and festivity, can be hard when you’re in relationship that is diffi…Read More

  5. Couples Care During The Holidays

    I spend time in session often discussing how caring for ourselves can jump start a plateau in any relationship.  This is different for everyone , but most often includes establishing ourselves and ou…Read More

  6. 6 Areas of Self-Care

    A common topic in therapy is self-care. We have to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others, especially during times of stress. The focus of this blog is individual self-care and will …Read More