online couples counseling | online couples therapy | virtual couples counselor

There are lots of benefits to meeting online

  • you get to stay cozy in your own home while we meet

  • you travel for work and we can still meet

  • we can continue work even if you're taking vacation

  • it makes childcare a breeze

  • you can easily avoid traffic and rush hour commutes to sessions

  • you want to stay home in inclement weather and avoid the roads

  • you work remotely and are used to communicating online so this fits

  • maybe there are no local providers with expertise

  • you don't resonate with the providers who work near you

  • you know all the professionals who live near you personally

  • maybe you need specialized skills in non-monogamy, jealousy, and infidelity

 

Whatever your reason, I'm happy to support you with online sessions. 

I've seen many couples through incredible transformations online. 

Call me to see how I can support you online.

 

I support relationships all around the world.

I'VE HAD LONG-DISTANCE CLIENTS IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Tennessee
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

MANY OF MY CLIENTS LIVE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES:

  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Columbia
  • England
  • Germany
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Samoa
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

 

I look forward to expanding these lists!

 

Set up a free call to learn more about online couples support

 
 
polyamory coach | open relationship coach | open relationship therapist | open marriage coach | open marriage counseling | boundaries & relationships

WHAT I DON'T DO

  • Sit and nod - instead, we'll take action (I've been described as "direct and not-coddling")
  • Add shame or judgment to your experience (there's already too much of that in the world)
  • Assume your experience is the same as my own
  • Pathologize you (I don't treat mental illness, so you won't receive a diagnosis, assessment or treatment for mental health conditions or substance use) 
  • Support couples who are actively violent with one another- your safety needs to come first, then our work together can begin

WHAT I DO

  • Understand the unique dynamics and issues that arise for non-traditional couples (based both in lived and professional experience)
  • Use a strengths-based approach to help you grow in a positive direction
  • Develop an individualized plan to change the way you do relationships
  • Follow a sex-positive kink-knowledgeable framework and draw from extensive experience as a sex educator
  • Help you listen, build trust and communicate effectively with yourself and those you love
  • Keep momentum and hope alive - even when it's hard for you to feel hopeful

lgbtq therapist | queer therapist | portland sex positive therapy | sex therapist portland | portland sex therapy

How does online couples support work?

You'll get a link from me to schedule your appointments according to your schedule and time zone.  You'll also receive a link to my online forms and coaching contract.  You'll pay for sessions up front and we'll both log in to either Skype or Facetime (based on your preference) so we can see and hear each other.  It's really simple.     

What's different about online couples work?

There are very few differences. I require payment upfront for online work and expect clients to agree to a three-month-commitment because it can be difficult to follow through for online clients.

Sometimes clients feel too comfortable in their own homes to focus or dive deep in the work.  I recommend you make the most of your time by carving out full focus for our shared time.

All of that said, I've been delightfully surprised that I experience some of my most powerful couples sessions online.

What if we have a bad connection?

I'll send you set up tutorials for whichever program we choose before our meeting and I hope you'll take time to try the program out before our scheduled meeting. 

I've now hosted hundreds of online sessions and have experienced very few interruptions with clients who test their systems before our call.  

How can I set myself up for success in online sessions?

Find a space that is distraction-free and quiet.  Some clients find they need to leave home to remove distractions, others find a cozy spot together in their living room.  Please keep internet reliability and privacy in focus as you select your location.  

I will not speak with you if you are driving.  Your safety is too important to me.    

How confidential is online couples work?

I will do everything in my power to protect your privacy and respect your confidentiality but there is no completely secure form of online communication.  Anything can be hacked and any program has tech staff who are able to access your information. That is part of the trade off for the ease of online communication.  Please let me know if you have questions about the limits of confidentiality in our work.

 

I'm happy to answer any questions you have about online couples support in a free call.


online relationship help | online couples counseling | online marriage therapy
online relationship help | online couples counseling | online marriage therapy
online relationship help | online couples counseling | online marriage therapy