Hope and help for couples, poly folks, and individuals who want their relationships to thrive.
“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 fulfilling.
We are here to help you and your partner(s) deepen your understanding and connection,
work through places you are stuck, and learn effective 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, M.Ed., LCSW-C (She/Her)
Areas of Specialization
- Sexual Response/Dysfunction
- Licensed Certified Social Worker- Clinical
- Masters in Human Sexuality Education
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level III
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.
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.