Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Developing the skills to attune and respond to you and your partner's feelings, needs and requests for connection is available to all who wish to learn and grow together. Past injuries to the health of your relationship can be resolved while regaining clarity in moving forward together (or apart) with compassion and commitment.  The obstacles in the way of a secure relationship are the path to what you seek.

Considering Couples Therapy:

Whether you are just beginning your journey together, ready and willing to co-create a loving relationship at new levels of intimacy and interdependence, or are considering dissolving your commitment to each other, couples therapy offers an opportunity to foster the skills necessary to build the partnership or marriage that you long for, or to uncouple with compassion and integrity.

I bring together the tools of psychodynamic, cognitive, somatic, attachment and trauma informed practice in my work with couples. The models of couples therapy that I draw from most include Sue Johnson's Emotionally Focused Couple's Therapy, the Gottman Institute, Esther Perel, Terry Real and the Hendricks Institute.

In our work together, we can focus on a broad spectrum of challenges and skills, including:

  • ​​Soothing & directing the energy and wisdom of powerful emotions in the service of your growth and the intimacy within your relationship.

  • Cultivating and strengthening the secure base of healthy attachment within and between you.

  • ​Enhancing executive functioning as a couple - skills which include organization, focus, time management, delayed gratification, impulse control and problem solving.

  • ​Honoring and integrating grief and loss which deepens intimacy and allows you both to reenter the fullness of your life as individuals and a couple.

  • ​Replacing addictive and compulsive distractions from your relationship distress with healthy conflict resolution skills, intimacy and interdependence.

  • Healing the pain of broken agreements and vows. Renegotiating agreements and rebuilding trust.

  • ​Navigating powerful life transitions together with greater ease and confidence.

  • ​Learning to address and soothe your partner's distress without abandoning your own legitimate needs.

  • ​Clarifying your unique sexuality, gender and relationship structures and harnessing this life force energy for the sacred purpose of conscious union and creativity.

  • Supporting one another's purposeful path with joy and co-creativity. ​

Duration of Couples Therapy:

I offer one time consultations, short-term and long-term couples therapy.  Together we can decide the duration and frequency of sessions to meet your goals.  Resistance to change can arise and following through with therapy is even more important when it does.  

Investing in Your Wellness:

​Receiving the support of a devoted, experienced and well trained therapist requires an investment on your part.  The biggest investment is your openness and willingness to grow beyond your current level of development as individuals and as a couple.

It also requires an energy exchange of a set fee for the time we share together.  I offer invoices for HSA and Flex Spending accounts and am an approved provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan PPO plans. Contact me to see if you and your partner or spouse are eligible to use your insurance benefits for family therapy.

“Underneath all the distress, partners are asking each other:  Can I count on you?  Are you there for me?  Will you respond to me when I need, when I call? Do I matter to you? Am I valued and accepted by you? Do you need me, do you rely on me?”  

Dr. Sue Johnson

 

Growth Edges: 

 

Affairs

Blended Family Concerns

Bonding & Attachment Styles

Building & Sharing Resources

Career Transitions

Co-parenting 

Commitment & Fidelity Agreements

Communication & Conflict Resolution

Family of Origin Issues

Gender 

Grief & Loss

Interfaith, Intercultural & 

Interracial Diversity

Intimacy & Vulnerability

Life Cycle Transitions

Phases of Relationship

Separation and/or Divorce

Sexuality & Erotic Intelligence

Substance & Process Addictions

Relationship Structures

Trauma Resolution

Consultations:

$150 | 1 hour

Ongoing Sessions:
$135 | 50 minutes

 

longer and shorter sessions are available

and are prorated by the minute

YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS WORTH 

THE INVESTMENT!

Resources:

 

All Couples Are Welcome:

Interracial, interfaith, multicultural and LBGTQ couples are welcome.  Couples with a big age gap between them are welcome. Couples who are some shade of monogamous or some flavor of polyamorous are welcome.  All couples are welcome.

How We Begin:

First, we need to check in by phone before we schedule a consultation.  We will briefly assess if I am the best practitioner for you to work with, because you deserve that.   If I have the skills to serve your needs, we will set up an initial consultation.  For all the details about getting started, visit my page dedicated to this big step:  How We Begin

Level of Care:

Note:  my practice can not meet the high acuity needs of couples where one or both people are actively suicidal, homicidal, have untreated substance addiction, active anorexia, are living in a domestic violence situation, have needed psychiatric hospitalization in the past year or who need a legal evaluation for disability, custody, or court-ordered treatment.  

Contact

"The love that you search for everywhere is already present within you.  It may be evoked by any number of people and events  But finally, you must realize you are this love.  The source of all love is within you".  ~Gangaji

INQUIRE ABOUT OPENINGS:

My practice is currently full.  To be added to my waiting list for potential openings this Fall, please contact me using this form:

Tatianah Thunberg

LMSW, ACSW, E-RYT
Atria Business Park Center

2020 Hogback Road

Suite #11

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(734) 206-2867

Tatianah@SpiritMoves.Us

While my office is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering telehealth

 

TELEHEALTH OFFICE HOURS:
 

Mondays:  1:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesdays:  11:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Wednesdays:  1:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursdays:  10:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Fridays:  9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sessions available by appointment only.

REFERRALS:

*Visit www.PsychologyToday.com to find therapists who have more immediate availability. 

 

*Visit www.mifrontlinesupport.com if you are seeking trauma informed support.

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