Neurodiversity Therapy for Relationships and Couples
We are wired to connect. We believe healthy connections with our loved ones support an overall sense of well-being.
“Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.”
Do you feel like you are struggling with the important relationships in your life? Whether you are stuck in unhealthy communication cycles, spiraling further away from feeling connected, or struggling to stay on the same page with those you care deeply about, we can help. Relationship and couples therapy is a safe place to explore communication styles, identify areas of growth, and gain insight on new ways to connect with your loved ones in a safe space. Deep rooted healing often happens in the context of relationships, and we are passionate about supporting partners through navigating common life stressors such as: parenting, divorce, blending families, processing grief, healing from trauma, developmental disabilities, and living with chronic illnesses.
Types of Relationship Counseling:
- Marriage Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Neurodiversity Affirming
- LGBTQ+ Affirming Counseling
- Post-doctoral training through a COAMFTE-Accredited Internship with Denver Family institute (DFI).
- Intensive 2-year experiential, psychotherapy training in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).
- The 2nd year, which Dr. G is currently completing, devotes a full year solely on developing exceptional couples therapists.
- Supervision and training from some of the best LMFT’s in the Denver Area.
At ABC, we integrate The Gottman Method for couples counseling into our relational therapy sessions for neurodiverse partnerships. Dr. G has a highly specialized interest and passion for working with couples where one partner is neurodivergent (ND: on the autism spectrum and/or ADHD) and the other partner is neurotypical (NT). The Gottman Method is an evidence-based couples therapy approach that is empirically supported through decades of extensive research on relationship dynamics. Dr. Gurash has completed Level I Training in The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy and she is currently in the process of completing their Level II training in addition to her second year of couples training at Denver Family Institute.
Common issues in a Struggling Relationship:
- Lack of Communication
- Trust and Boundary Issues
- Neurodivergent/Neurotypical Partners
- Parenting Stressors
- Financial Concerns
- Lack of Intimacy
- Unhealthy Communication Styles
- Unmet Needs
Relational Therapy will Support and Explore:
- Identifying Needs
- Relational Trauma
- Establishing Healthy Communication Styles
- Breaking Disruptive Patterns
- Re-Gaining Trust
- Exploring Relationship Values
- Embracing Imperfection
- Safe Connections