Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Relationships can be repaired.

Our relationship and marriage counselors and coaches use the most current, research-validated techniques.
We do couples therapy with a structured coaching process designed to create safety and clarity.

Is Therapy Right For Us?

Sound like you?

– Can’t Really Talk Without Fighting?

– Live Like Roommates?

– Have Trust Issues?

We want you to leave most sessions feeling better, and closer to each other.

Sometimes couples fear therapy: will it just open up painful or destructive conflict?

Our aim is to show you how to…

– Turn criticisms into requests that can actually be met.

– Interrupt old—often hurtful and repetitive—conversations.

– Identify solutions and set them into motion.

– Transform withdrawal into an authentic, enthusiastic reaching out to your partner.

– Instead of the conflict or distance, let your love and partnership define your relationship.

Wondering how to get your partner to come to therapy?

We invite you to call and talk with one of us about your partner’s hesitation. We can usually find ways to make the benefits of couples therapy tempting to both people.

Our Approach to Couples Therapy.

The Bridge Center Difference

You know how coaches run along the sidelines at a basketball game? That’s us.

We identify the benefits both of you can gain from the process:

Does one of you feel dragged into counseling by the other? One of our first tasks is to identify how you both can be happier. We want you to walk out of the first session knowing what’s in this for you

You really can get there from here.

Bridge Center Therapy Dan Quinn

Dan Quinn, PhD

Clinical Director

Bridge Center Therapy Tim Edwards

Tim Edwards, MBBS

Relationship Coach

Bridge Center Therapy Stacy Smith

Stacy Smith, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Bridge Center Therapy Rob Gross

Rob Gross, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Bridge Center Therapy Yael Stiles

Yael Stiles, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bridge Center Therapy Kirsten Maier

Kirsten Maier, PhD

Licensed Psychological Assistant

Bridge Center Therapy Danielle Lancon

Danielle Lancon, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

"Rob's open and gentle manner made me feel immediately comfortable. He is skilled at managing challenging relationship issues, and brings his wealth of compassion and sensitivity to difficult situations..."
“Dan is one of the most thoughtful, compassionate, analytic and creative thinkers I’ve come to know.”   
“After two of the worst years of my life, I just wanted to give up. Kirsten’s respectful attitude and gentle probing helped me to revalue myself, and I now have a more positive outlook. I am a changed person and now I can get on with enjoying my life...”
“One of the most profound messages Tim imparted to me was that this work can be fun. I don't have to be in pain to do this inner work…”
“Warmth and insight seem to be second nature to Yael…”
"When I first met Rob, I immediately felt a sense of warmth and empathy that made me comfortable to express my true feelings on the anxiety and depression I have suffered from for years..."
"Working with Dan is like taking a weekly trip to a special gym, with a great trainer, where I work out and practice staying emotionally present…"
“Kirsten, it was great working with you. Thank you for listening so well to me. I really appreciated your insights. They made me say ‘Hey, I haven’t thought about that before. I haven’t looked at it that way before...”
"I went to traditional counselors for my anxiety management, and none of them had ever been able to help me understand my anxiety, but Tim did…"
"Yael’s focus on understanding her client’s view of the world and dedication to guiding them to achieve their goals serves them well…"

*Reviews collected in an anonymous client survey.

We can help.

Let’s Do What Works.

We work in two layers.

The first layer is about helping you learn how to talk about the difficult things.

Our therapists focus the therapy on doing the things that authentic, happy couples do to succeed in their relationships, and on recognizing and redirecting the behaviors that unhappy couples need to stop doing. Hot conflict can be turned into an opportunity to grow closer. The downward spiral of cold avoidance can be warmed up and reversed.

We often begin with a few basic skills, like how to say what’s true without evoking defenses, how to actually hear what your partner’s saying, and how to build warmth and safety with small considerate acts.

The second layer is about mending underlying, sometimes very old hurts—and how they’re triggered in a way that derails real communication in the present.

Pockets of pain can create circular conflict and prevent couples from communicating constructively. Facing these obstacles together couples come to know each other in new, deeper ways, and “combatants” or “roommates” can often rather suddenly find themselves in a relationship with a powerful, beloved ally.

You really can get there from here.

Evening and weekend appointments available.

Credit cards accepted.

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