Marriage Counseling DC/Couples Counseling DC
• Is cheating or anger destroying your relationship?
• Is there a lack of affection or sex?
• Do you have repetitive arguments with your partner or spouse?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then you’ve come to the right place.
Erin Nes, LMFT, is our couples counseling/marriage counseling expert. She will help identify the core problems between you and your partner and provide you with effective tools to improve the communication, trust and connection in your relationship. Ms. Nes uses a couples counseling approach called Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) to empower couples to break through destructive patterns by accessing underlying emotions — all in a safe and respectful therapeutic environment.
EFT is based on a new science of adult love that has been empirically proven to help couples experience greater closeness in their relationships and completely recover from distress. In a clearly laid out three-phase model, couples mend old relationship wounds and develop new ways of engaging each other. At the core of EFT is the notion that a deep emotional bond between partners is not only essential to the health of a couple’s relationship, but is critical to the mental and physical well being of each individual.
Ms. Nes sees straight and gay couples, and she offers premarital/pre-marriage counseling. She offers daytime and evening appointments. In addition to her couples counseling work, Ms. Nes also specializes in working with individuals with ADD (attention deficit disorder) and couples where one or both partners have ADD. She utilizes mindfulness techniques to help with focusing and as a way to help couples become more grounded in the midst of conflict.