Mixed Couples Therapy
I offer couples counseling for mixed couples online and in Paris.
My personal experience of a multicultural family makes me particularly interested and sensitive to the relational dynamics of mixed couples.
How are your different backgrounds impacting the way you communicate with your partner? What makes your uniquely blended couple so special?
Raising awareness around the richness of your respective cultural backgrounds may help to improve your communication, and to negotiate a better life together.
One of the most shared concerns for couples who come to therapy is communication issues.
There is no problem with choice of the common language for the homogenous couples, where both partners use their mother tongue to communicate with each other. Mixed couples, always multilingual, face a more complex situation.
I practice in English, French, Italian and Russian, so if we share a couple of common languages, I will have more chances to understand each partner better. I usually suggest to meet individually with each partner after the initial common session.
Making a better sense of how the common language can bring us closer or drive us apart opens ways to a better relationship.
Why couples counseling online?
Having to find the time in two busy diaries for a couple session is often complicated, and avoiding the commuting time makes it more practical, as you can chose where to connect from.
You can read further about my online practice here
Some of my blog posts on this subject: Mixed Couples, mixed feelings, Je t’aime, me neither,
and also in Russian here (for “La Pensée Russe”, issue Oct. 2015).