Resolve Psychological Services is a psychotherapy private practice serving residents of Virginia and Washington DC. We are located in Arlington, VA in the Rosslyn neighborhood. Learn more about Resolve Psychological Services by clicking here.
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The Resolve Psychological Services' team helps couples to improve their methods of interpersonal connection and emotional responses in order to repair and heal, regardless of how deeply the partnership has been damaged.
Resolve’s team is trained in top-of-the-line care for couples.
The clinicians at Resolve provide evidence-based treatment, centered in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and John M. Gottman’s strategies, two of the best types of couples therapy modalities available. Both of these have been well-researched and are supported by data as treatment methods that work.
Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) uses vulnerability as its active ingredient. We work with couples to express their emotions vulnerably so that emotional connections can be deepened. This process allows for a profound sense of intimacy to be restored between parties. In therapy, we learn the difference between “soft” emotions (like sadness, loneliness, despair), which act as vehicles for relational healing, and detrimental “hard” emotions (like anger, aloofness, irritability), which are often damaging to the healing process. Brene Brown would approve of EFT, given its active ingredient of vulnerability. We agree with Brown when she asserts that when we are vulnerable, we have deeper human connections and live more wholeheartedly.
Another favorite couples therapy modality at Resolve is The Gottman Method. Gottman’s research is so accurate, in fact, that Gottman is able to predict which of the couples he observed in a study would divorce with 93.6% accuracy. He is the best couple’s researcher in the business, and we love his interventions as well. We help our clients build their Sound Relationship House, and warn them against The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which, according to Gottman, are the tell-tale signs that a relationship is heading for dissolution, and fast.
Our team works hard not to judge what you have been through. We believe that couples can survive even the most difficult challenges, including infidelity. We love the work of Esther Perel, including her book Rethinking Infidelity: The State of Affairs. Our team is passionate about helping couples, and giving them a space to be heard without judgement.
Here at Resolve, we also have a passion for helping single people navigate the complexities of their dating lives. We understand that dating is not always a fairy tale, and that power dynamics matter in the success or failing of relationships. We love to have you read Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov and Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson. We help you utilize vulnerability, but only for partners who have earned the privilege. We also have you reflect on your own patterns from the past, but we do it gently, with humor, and with your permission. Resolve frequently recommends Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--and Keep--Love to help you put language on the dynamics that you, and exes, have brought to the table in order to find the right match moving forward.
Resolve’s team is LGBTTIAAQQ friendly, and welcomes people of all varying relationship statuses, such as married, dating, those that are living together, or those that are single. Your identity and relationship status will never form a barrier in your personal treatment journey, and Resolve cannot wait to meet you as you are.
Contact Resolve’s team to book your first appointment for couples therapy or to improve your interpersonal relationships as a single person. Resolve will then create a personalized treatment plan that works. Resolve cannot wait to help you feel loved and supported in partnership.