Marriage & Couples Counseling

A marriage is strong when a couple can confidently say that they are friends and partners. And being lovers makes it even better. But that rarely happens when you don’t have the first two. Thus, I view marriage counseling as friendship-building.

Sex and Intimacy

I am AASECT-certified in Sex Therapy, and I specialize in working with couples with mis-matched sex drives. I use an evidence-based, problem-solving approach in which we set goals, devise a plan, and work toward that plan with a sense of purpose. Click here to read about what sex therapy is.

Infidelity

People who have been unfaithful or who have a tendency to put themselves at risk through sex can change.  They might not be able to change their personalities, but they can change what they do.

Marriage & Couples Counseling

A marriage is strong when a couple can confidently say that they are friends and partners. And being lovers makes it even better. But that rarely happens when you don’t have the first two. Thus, I view marriage counseling as friendship-building.

Sex and Intimacy

I am AASECT-certified in Sex Therapy, and I specialize in working with couples with mis-matched sex drives. I use an evidence-based, problem-solving approach in which we set goals, devise a plan, and work toward that plan with a sense of purpose. Click here to read about what sex therapy is.

Infidelity

People who have been unfaithful or who have a tendency to put themselves at risk through sex can change.  They might not be able to change their personalities, but they can change what they do.

A Positive, Proactive Approach

My approach to therapy is much more than just talk.  It focuses on making your life better in the most effective, efficient way possible.  It is based on the most current research, it makes sense to my clients, and it is always designed to fit each person’s personal strengths, needs and resources. My clients typically walk out of my office with a more positive view of their relationships and greater understanding of what they need to do to make their lives better. Read More

Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Behavioral marriage counseling has consistently been shown to significantly improve the relationships of 70-75% of moderately to severely distressed couples.  Read more about how effective it is at preventing divorce and how couples fare without marriage counseling.

Contact or Request an Appointment

Request an appointment by clicking the link above and filling out the contact form or by calling my office at 434.566.0113. I will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm the appointment date and time. I am located at the Boar’s Head Office Complex just off of Ivy Rd (Route 250 West) with convenient access to Route 29, I-64 and the University of Virginia. I see clients by appointment Sunday through Friday.

Should you tell your spouse that you are cheating?

I just received a question on my contact form asking me if I wrote a particular article found on the web.  The person didn't leave contact information, so it is probably a spammer's attempt to get me to publish a link to their article.  But the article presents an...

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“This is the way I am and I can’t (or won’t) change”

As a marriage counselor, I hear it all the time.  People telling their spouse or significant other that they act (or react) a certain way, and that it won’t change – either because they believe that they can’t change, or because they don’t think it’s fair that they...

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Do the right thing until you make it.

The secret to solving a lot of relationship problems is as easy as doing the right thing.  When I suggest this to my clients, they often reply "oh yeah, fake it until you make it, right."  The idea being that you do what you are "supposed" to do to make a marriage...

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