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Psychotherapy

for Couples & Families

 

 

 

“A relationship is like a house. When a light bulb burns out you do not go and buy a new house, you fix the light bulb.”- Bernajoy Vaal

Relationships are hard, but they don’t have to stay that way.

We believe that all relationships deserve to be healthy and fullfilling.

We are here to help you and your partner(s) deepen your understanding and connection, work through places you are stuck, and learn effecitve ways to repair when you’ve broken down.

And we’re not afraid to talk about sex. In fact, we encourage it.

Let’s get your relationship(s) back on track, together.

Stephanie Schuster, LMSW (She/Her)

Stephanie Schuster, LMSW (She/Her)

Psychotherapist

Areas of Specialization

  • Families/Couples
  • Intimacy
  • Sexual Response/Dysfunction
  • LGBTQ+
  • Polyamory
  • Kink/BDSM

Credentials

  • Licensed Masters Social Worker
  • Masters in Human Sexuality Education
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level III Fall 20
Amy Kirby, LMSW (She/Her/They/Them)

Amy Kirby, LMSW (She/Her/They/Them)

Psychotherapist, Intakes & Social Media Manager

Areas of Specialization

  • LGBTQ+
  • Couples
  • Polyamory/Non-monogamy
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • History of Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Challenges
  • Self-Esteem/Boundaries
  • Kink/BDSM
  • Sex Work
  • Prior Negative Therapy Experience

Credentials

  • Licensed Masters Social Worker
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy +
  • DBT

Your Relationship Can Be Yummy and Fullfilling

 

We long to feel seen, heard, and understood by our partner(s). They long for this from us.

Yet, what “seen, heard, and understood” means to one person, can be very different for another.

It seems like it should be easy enough, but when our wants and needs are not in alignment, anger, fear, pain, and conflict can take over.

Unless…

When each partner can learn how to listen deeply, soothe fear, and tolerate distress, real communication and break-throughs can happen.

We can help you get there.

Each relationship is unique.

Yet, we also have good science about how humans behave in relationship and our core needs for safety, belonging, and connection.

Behavior is what we do and how we communicate.

Our need for safety, belonging, and connection is how we bond. This is called Attachment.

With therapy, we can learn skills to change our behavior and improve our bond.

This creates healty, secure attachment.

“Treat cultural messages about sex and your body like a salad bar. Take only the things that appeal to you and ignore the rest. We’ll all end up with a different collection of stuff on our plates, but that’s how it’s supposed to work.”
― Emily Nagoski

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