Conflict is an inevitable part of a committed, romantic relationship.
Living “happily ever after” is not about never getting mad or disagreeing. Rather, it’s about engaging in these tough moments with the skills and tools to stay connected and engaged.
It’s very easy for couples to get into a bad habit of interacting negatively and disrespectfully. When things seem as though they never change and you feel alone and unappreciated… yes, emotions are running high!
Together, we will learn to shift the way you approach conflict…
Start the conversation gently, eliminate judgment, speak clearly and in positive terms about what you need, and show respect and appreciation.
Couples therapy: Growing together, not drifting apart…
Taking the time and investing in couples therapy will allow you and your partner to come up for air.
Together, we can rebuild the foundation of your relationship, create shared meaning, practice healthy conflict management, and learn better ways of communicating and supporting each other.
Through the use of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which is built on more than 40 years of clinical research, we will focus on the concept of the “Sound Relationship House.” Just as any structure needs the elements of a solid foundation, strong walls, and well-developed floors and layers that can support the entity as a whole, so, too, does a relationship!
In therapy, you will learn to disarm heated verbal communication, remove road blocks that evoke feelings of stagnation, and create an environment that promotes deep understanding, respect, empathy, affection, and intimacy.
Nicole Colleen is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Westlake Village
Education:Nicole Colleen Barkhordari received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California San Diego and completed her MA from the Touro University.
Licensing & Certifications:
- Licensed: Practice License Verified
- License State: California
- License Number: 111777, received 2019
- Bringing Baby Home Certified, Level 1 Gottman Certified
- Abuse & Trauma
- Aging And Geriatric
- Blended Families
- Career Counseling
- Codependency Relationships
- Commitment Issues
- Coping Skills
- Dating Coaching
- Dependent Personality
- Disruptive Mood Dysregulation
- Emotional Abuse
- Family Conflict
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Life Purpose
- Marital and Premarital
- Postpartum Depression
- Stress Management
Types of Therapy:
- Attachment-Based Family Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Gottman Method
- Marriage And Family Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
Services Provided Via:
- In person
- Internet meeting
Working With Marriages for:
- 6 Year(s)
Free Phone Consultations?
Hourly Fees Range:
- $100 - $150