Patricia Robinson MFT
Are you struggling because your relationship just doesn't feel as close as it used to? Do you find yourself arguing, even when you're hoping to get along? Are the pressures of work and finances and family keeping you distant? Is your sex life unsatisfying?
Couples counseling can help you get your relationship back.
Some of the couples I work with are dealing with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) such as Asperger's Syndrome. Often, the couple just knows that an ASD is a factor, even without a formal diagnosis. For couples dealing with an ASD, counseling is about your specific goals, improving communication, and understanding each other's perspectives. People on the autism spectrum can have successful and happy marriages and relationships. You can too!
Some of the couples I work with are dealing with adult ADHD or ADD. The disorganization, emotional reactivity, impulsivity, and difficulty with motivation can wreak havoc on your best intentions for your relationship. Counseling is focused on managing your ADHD effectively, setting boundaries, and learning to work as an effective team. ADHD can be managed and doesn't have to hurt your relationship.
Some of the couples I work with have a child with special needs like ASDs or ADHD. Although special needs children can create challenges for a couple, that doesn't mean divorce. Please don't believe the hype about the high divorce rates in families with autistic kids - it's not true! I can help you communicate more clearly and parent more effectively, strengthening your relationship.
Many of the couples I work with don't have any kind of diagnosis. I offer a goal-centered approach that highlights differences in communication styles and behavior patterns. Often, couples struggle due to differences in how they experience and manage emotions. Differences between partners can enhance and strengthen your relationship if you learn to work together. I've found that this style of therapy is quite effective in balancing male and female needs, and is often the most comfortable style when men aren't as enthusiastic about typical therapy. We can work on improving your relationship without having to focus on all the issues from your past!
I've had additional training in couples counseling through the Gottman Institute, and I've completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I've also been trained in Dan Wile's Collaborative Couples Counseling. I use both Gottman Method Couples Therapy techniques and other techniques in my work with clients, and can adapt my style to suit your needs and desires.
To schedule an appointment, a consultation, or to find out more information, please contact me at:
Patricia Robinson MFT
171 Front Street, Suite 203
Danville, CA 94526
Some of the couples I work with are dealing with a diagnosis of ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Many of my clients don't have any formal diagnosis. I can work with you whether you have an ASD or ADHD, or if you don't.
I work with couples to improve communication, cooperation and the relationship, regardless of diagnosis.