Connie Martin Ph.D.

Psychotherapy for Individuals & Couples


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Relationship Conflicts

Relationships with the important people in your life will have “ups and downs.” However, if your close relationships are not mutually caring and supportive, counseling may be able to help you rekindle your bond, enhance communication, and improve the quality of your relationship.

Signs of relationship conflicts:

  • Frequent or constant arguing with your partner
  • Lack of communication with your partner
  • Blaming partner or not taking responsibility for the conflicts
  • Verbal, physical, or emotional abuse
  • Infrequent intimacy or no sexual contact
  • A pattern of repeated broken relationships due to difficulty solving problems, maintaining trust, or choosing dysfunctional partners
  • Separation or pending divorce


Therapy can help you and your partner:

  • Improve your communication skills so that issues can be addressed in a productive way
  • Increase your awareness of your role in relationship conflicts
  • Accept the loss of a relationship
  • Find shared meaning
  • Understand how emotional and familial heritage impacts current relationships
  • Strengthen positive intimacy

getting started

Choosing a Therapist

Choosing a therapist can feel overwhelming and confusing. It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist so that you are able to share your concerns. A good therapist will be supportive while you process your concerns, will encourage you to make changes that you want, and will challenge you to try new behaviors and think differently. You can achieve significant improvements in your life as a result of a good working relationship with your therapist.


Therapy Sessions

In the first meeting you and I will discuss your specific concerns. You will be asked to review the problem area and you may be asked to fill out some questionnaires. You can ask me questions about the therapy process. At the end of the session, we will discuss a plan for future meetings,

Therapy sessions cover your personal history, current coping skills, the development of new skills, and the assessment of progress toward your goals. A session typically lasts 50 minutes and initially, weekly sessions are best.