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Jacqueline Hyde, PsyD ~ Clinical Mental Health Counselor

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

~Anais Nin

Couples Therapy

I specialize in relationship issues; including communication skills, vulnerability/intimacy issues, conflict resolution, codependency, and sexuality concerns. I am specifically trained in the John Gottman theory of couple's counseling.

Actively keep your love alive by valuing and nurturing your relationship in the following ways:

  • Plan regular time together doing something you both enjoy.
  • Give your partner the benefit of the doubt rather than assuming the worst. Be curious and seek to understand why your partner is acting the way he/she is.
  • Make sure the positive experiences in your relationship outweigh the negative experiences by five to one, and make sure you show your appreciation for your partner's caring actions.
  • When there is conflict make sure you calm yourselves by taking time out when emotions are high, and coming back to the discussion later.
  • When mistakes are made, make sure you both work to repair the damage.
  • Be there to support your partner in times of difficulty, and encourage him or her in work, friendships and leisure activities.
  • Be prepared to be influenced by what is important to your partner, just as your partner needs to be influenced by you.
  • Have a ‘team mentality'. When there are difficulties, talk about what ‘we' need to do about it.
  • Have high standards for your relationship, and stick to them yourself.
  • Keep your sense of humour, and make sure you have fun.