"My aim is to help couples slow down, to stop behaving reactively, and start behaving with intention. By learning to do this, we will build the intimate connection you want in your relationship."
- Jared Brinkerhoff, Licensed Psychotherapist
What all of that really boils down to for me is that we as humans get stuck in patterns of reactivity in our behavior and communication, and we can become so stuck that nobody really knows when or why it started, we just know that it is happening.
In our work together, my aim is to slow down our patterns enough to stop behaving reactively and begin behaving intentionally. This process teaches us how to recognize the cycle before we get caught up in it. By behaving intentionally, we can build the kind of patterns that we want to be in. Together we'll learn how to communicate most effectively with your partner and build the kind of connection you want in your relationship.
As a therapist, I tailor my approach to each couple. This could mean more or less structure, leaning more on some tools than others (e.g. visual vs interactive ones), or even fewer bad jokes (although I can’t promise I’ll eliminate these completely).
I look forward to exploring your goals for your relationship and working to achieve them.