Willow Glen Marriage Counseling

Most of my practice consists of couples with young children who live in Willow Glen. I myself live in Willow Glen with my wife and two young children. And my office is right in the heart of downtown at 1302 Lincoln Ave. I’ve always loved the community feel here and hope I can give back to those who need it.

Adding children to a marriage can bring lots of stress and change the dynamics of the relationship. As the saying goes, the days are long but the years are short. My aim is to provide a space for couples to reconnect again and being the focus back to each other. Its common for marital satisfaction to decrease after having children but that can be mitigated with the right help.

As a couples counseling specialist and a previous therapist on staff at the renowned Couples Institute in Silicon Valley, I bring a significant amount of training and experience about relationships based on the following:

The Gottman Method

The Gottman Method was developed by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman in the 1980s. It is an evidence-based form of couples therapy that strives to assist couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth. By combining therapeutic interventions with couples exercises, this type of therapy helps couples identify and address the natural defenses that hinder effective communication and bonding.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

Emotionally focused therapy, an intervention based on scientific study of adult love and bonding processes in couples, is designed to address distress in the intimate relationships of adults. Strategies from emotionally focused therapy can also be used in family therapy to help family members connect and improve emotional attachment. Couples seeking counseling to improve their relationships may find this method a beneficial approach, as it can help people better understand both their own emotional responses and those of significant people in their lives.

Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)

Imago relationship therapy (IRT) aims to equip couples with the tools necessary to relate to each other in healthier ways, and reveal the emotional pathway formed in childhood that led them to their current situation. This form of therapy combines spiritual and behavioral techniques with Western psychological methodologies in order to assist couples in unveiling their unconscious components. Imago relationship therapy involves viewing a conflict between couples as merely the outcome of specific circumstances-not the cause of disharmony. By examining the conflict itself, a couple can arrive at a satisfying solution, heal, and then grow together.

Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT)

The Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) relies on the application of research in neuroscience and attachment theory to improve interactions between couples. This approach, which was developed by Stan Tatkin, aims to help couples notice their reactions as they occur and learn how to better address one another’s attachment needs.

Developmental Model of Couples Therapy

The developmental model of couples therapy is an approach to relationship counseling that focuses on the growth and development of each partner individually in addition to the growth and development of the couple as a unit. This approach assumes long-term relationships naturally change over time as they progress through a series of predictable developmental stages.

1302 Lincoln Ave. Suite 205
San Jose, CA 95125

markmouro.lmft@gmail.com
(424) 291-2898

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