The PACT Approach to Couples Therapy

In the first session, couples share, “We used to talk”…”We used to spend more time together…”.  Using PACT, I help couples create a secure and loving relationship.

Many couples contact me because they want to be happy again; however, now, they are struggling with the one or more of the following issues: intimacy, parenting, transition to parenthood, household chores, money, an affair, trust, in-laws, and/or communication.

Couples share their stories of how they used to talk, spend time together and have fun, but now, they explain that something has changed-it’s different.

Sometimes the couple is feeling lonely or frustrated, not knowing where to turn.

Many couples tell me they have tried traditional couples therapy and it didn’t help them, and the call to me is the last attempt to get their relationship back on track.

I agree with these couples.

Most couples don’t seem to improve their marriage for the long-term with traditional couples approach because they do not address healing and repairing issues and helping couples truly find happiness and connection.

That’s where PACT comes into the picture.

About Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)

Dr. Stan Tatkin, a renown relationship therapist, developed the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) which integrates how the mind and body functions and helps couples learn how to create an enduring and secure, long-lasting relationship.

Using the PACT psychobiological approach to couples therapy, you will learn:

  1. how to protect and care for each other.
  2. how messages such as “Love yourself first before loving anyone else” can be confusing and misleading in relationships.
  3. how your values and beliefs keep you committed (or not committed to each other).
  4. how to create a foundation of safety, security and love to thrive.
  5. how to connect in your relationships.

These topics and many more will help you develop a secure-functioning relationship.

You will not learn tools and techniques because you will forget them during your next heated fight or disagreement.

Most of my clients tell me “I didn’t realize with a small adjustment in how we discuss issues and deal with conflict, we could be HAPPY“.

Also, PACT sessions are usually 2-3 hours in length and usually require fewer sessions than traditional couples therapy.

Integrating Gottman Skills with the PACT Approach

I integrate Gottman skills, the PACT approach, and many other approaches because there is no one size fits all when it comes to seeing couples.

Therefore, in each session, I listen for my clients’ needs and pull out that specific “tool” from my therapy bag.

Currently, I am in Level 3 Candidate as a PACT therapist and a PACT Ambassador. PACT Ambassadors are chosen by Dr. Stan Tatkin as leaders in the field who write about this approach and present PACT at mental health workshops and trainings.

One of my favorite concepts from Dr. Stan Tatkin, founder of PACT, is The 10 Relationship Essentials (seen below). You will learn the significance of these principles and how to apply them to your relationship.

You can learn these Relationship Essentials and be happier too.

Explore My Couples Therapy Techniques

Start imagining a happy relationship and begin experiencing the Relationship You Want.

Call me Now at 410-736-8118 and set up your free consultation to discuss how PACT can save or help your relationship Today.

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Baltimore, MD 21208
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