Coming to counseling together is a great way to strengthen your relationship. I work with straight and gay couples and strive to make my approach fit your issues and personalities. I encourage each person to truly listen to their partner in couples therapy in addition to making sure that their own points are heard. Often couples need to be reminded of what qualities and characteristics drew them together in the first place. Sometimes homework assignments are in order: little things each person does that the other person has said would mean a lot to them. My hope is to help couples rediscover what they love about each other and learn appropriate techniques for resolving issues and problems that arise.