This is a goal-oriented, intensive, program to help couples get un-stuck and break problem patterns, find solutions, communicate effectively, and create a path to move forward. The duration of sessions and amount may be tailored to each couple, with an average of 10 recommended.
Couple Coaching is different from therapy in that goals are established and quickly achieved through longer, intensive sessions. In traditional couple therapy, change usually unfolds over time. Additionally, couples have busy work and family lives, and coaching sessions fit in better because they have a clear end in sight.
Couples Coaching works great for:
* Some couples may need the support of individual therapy to help process discoveries, new insight, and new ways of relating, resulting from coaching sessions.
Communication Changes: Coaching can help couples learn to communicate from a respectful, conscious place, where intention is used to set the frame of a discussion. Problem patterns of blaming, defending, dismissing, stonewalling, and reactivity are not allowed in the process. Ellen has a compassionate, supportive, and directive style which equalizes the power dynamic in the couple and provides for a safe space for clients to communicate, which often feels very different from arguments at home.
Life Transitions: Some couples need assistance around life changing events such as career changes, birth of a child, caregiver issues, commitment, parenting, and cultural/ religious differences. Roles and boundaries may need to be renegotiated, and coaching provides the space to do so.
Commitment: Coaching can help couples who are stuck in a place before formal commitment such as engagement, marriage, or domestic partnership. Anxiety, doubt, fear and ambivalence around decisions to commit are explored and resolved.
Separation and Divorce: When parents decide to work together to end their relationship, children benefit from reduced emotional trauma and solid parenting plans, knowing that both parents are deeply concerned at providing the best possible outcome to a very difficult situation.
Mediation: Ellen is trained in Mediation and Collaborative Divorce and can work with your attorney (Mediator or Collaborative Divorce Attorney) to help resolve conflicts and come to a settlement arrangement.
Decision Making: Sometimes couples need help to
make life-changing decisions and can’t seem to do it on their own.
Coaching session can be tailored around an event or specific
time-period to help couples come to an agreement.
Why Double Sessions?
Sessions last 90 minutes to allow enough time to open difficult topics and conversations, to get to the deeper core of issues, to truly hear and understand one another, to resolve differences on the issue/topic, and close the session in a safe contained way so couples don’t leave in the middle of an argument. The 10 session couple coaching program is equivalent to 20 sessions of therapy.
Coach Coaching for Couples is provided by
Ellen Gregory, LMFT.
Coaching for Couples is provided by
Ellen Gregory is a Licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist and the Founder and Executive Director of Midtown
Marriage and Family Therapy, PC.
Ellen also has a private practice where she provides Couples Coaching and Collaborative Divorce coaching.
Ellen has been trained in Mediation through the Center for Mediation and Law, and as a Collaborative Divorce Coach through the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.
For Ellen’s bio, click here….
Ellen can be called directly at 212-500-0857
Payment for coaching can be made by check, cash, or credit card through online registration.
Initial Consultation $400 (90 min)
1 coaching session $300 (90 min)
5 coaching sessions $1,500 (90 min)
How to Get Started:
The initial consultation provides the space, time to talk about where you are in your relationship, how you became stuck, and where you need to go. We will set clear, concrete goals and plan out the 10 sessions to ensure our goals are reached.