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Cathy Saputo
Counseling  |  Wellness  |  Sex Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Sex Therapist, Wellness Coach
Couples Counseling
​​Every couple experiences ups and downs in their levels of closeness and harmony over time. This can range from basic concerns of disconnection to serious expressions of aggressive behavior. Relationship therapy can help resolve conflicts and heal wounds.

Overall, couples counseling can help both partners reestablish realistic expectations and goals and slow the downward relationship spiral. I work with heterosexual and same sex couples in all stages of relationships, including pre-marital counseling and those working toward healthy separation. 

I offer The Gottman Relationship Checkup which is a couples clinical tool that consists of 480 questions that identify a couples' strengths and challenges. It covers questions about friendship, intimacy, conflict, emotions, values, goals, parenting, trust, and finances. This research-based assessment was created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in collaboration with The Gottman Institute. This tool will help to guide therapy goals. 

Other influences on my work with couples includes Emotionally Focused Therapy, Imago Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Family Systems Theory.

 
Group Counseling
Group counseling for couples is sometimes offered. Participating in a group allows you to see that you are not alone in your type of relationship challenge. Attending counseling with other who are experiencing similar struggles can create understanding, support, and possible solutions no matter what the concern.

Ask me about current groups.

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​​Consider couples counseling if:
 
- You are in the early stages of your relationship and are wanting to create positive patterns before committing to next stages


- You would like to receive pre-marital counseling outside of a religious setting to examine values, goals, and strengths

- You are feeling disconnected from your partner and want to reconnect through improved communication, healthy behaviors, and renewed emotional bonds 


- You or your partner has a mental health issue and you're needing tools to cope and support one another

- You're contemplating separation or divorce

- You are experiencing a transitional event like caregiving for a parent, change in living situation, becoming new parents, or grieving a family loss

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Specialty areas include: Anxiety, Depression, Caregiver Stress, Chronic Illness, Couples and Relationships, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Open or Poly Relationships, Pre-marital Counseling, Quarter-life Issues, Sexual Concerns, Step-Parenting Challenges, and Trauma.

Individuals, and Couples ages 13 and up from all backgrounds and cultures are welcome. I am an LGBTQIA affirmative therapist and work with all sexual orientations and gender identities. 

​Ask about current Group Counseling.

Consulting to other Therapists is available.