Practice in Psychotherapy
Alison Gerig, LCSW
255 South 17th Street, Suite 1601, Philadelphia, PA 19103
267.257.6657 · firstname.lastname@example.org
During a relationship, couples may experience difficult times when outside support can be useful in resolving important conflicts and differences. Often couples shut down, build silent resentment, or revert to poor communication when a lack of trust, anger, or lack of intimacy has developed.
Couples counseling provides an environment to facilitate open communication in which partners begin to express their needs and resolve these stuck places. Therapy gives couples a space to speak openly and honestly with the support of a structured space and a therapist.
The following are examples of areas where I help couples grow and move through difficult conflicts:
While most of these therapy models were developed using white heterosexual monogamous couples, I have found aspects of the theory very useful for any couple. I also bring an awareness of what it means to be a couple with less privilege in our society and make space for that in our therapy work.
To start, I meet with couples for a free consult where we discuss what your goals are and what you would like from me as your therapist.