It may surprise you to learn that many licensed Marriage Therapists don’t like working with couples. “It’s too hard – too complicated – what if they get into a fight?” they say. So Jill’s a bit of an anomaly in her neck of the woods. She loves working with couples – it’s why she became a Marriage Therapist and not another type of clinician. A high percentage of her clients over the past three decades have been couples, both gay and straight.
When you and your partner work with Jill she’ll utilize her “3-legged stool approach.” She will meet with both of you together, then each of you individually. When you’re both in the office (or on the phone) she takes a coaching approach, with the two of you interacting mainly with one another. This way you have skills to take away and your communication can continue away from the office.
When she meets with each of you individually you’ll be able to speak about anything and everything on your mind and heart with complete confidentiality. Jill has found over the years, that this balance allows most everyone to open up about things they might not feel ready to divulge directly to their partner.
Most couples find this balanced approach helps them to heal and connect rapidly and easily.