Hi there. My name is Julee Whaley and I’m a couple’s therapist (MFT-C – Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate), in Colorado Springs. If you’re reading this, it’s a safe bet that you’d like to feel more satisfied, connected and emotionally safe in the most important relationship in your life. And perhaps you feel like no matter how hard you try, things never get better and oftentimes get significantly worse.
In couple’s therapy, I’ll support you in exploring the current relationship patterns that are preventing you from feeling close to your partner. I’ll help you to understand how you and your partner get stuck in repetitive negative cycles that increase your distress. And when we’ve nailed down the core challenges and issues that are getting in the way, we’ll begin working together to create a new way of interacting with each other that will allow you to experience more safety, spontaneity, connection and even joy!
One thing I’d like to tell you right up front is that the type of therapy you do and the expertise of your therapist are crucial factors for success. I’ve received extensive training in couple’s therapy, which is very different from individual therapy. I use EFT (Emotion Focused Couple’s Therapy) in my practice, which is the gold standard in the field. I’ve been using this model since I began practicing in 2014, and I continuously participate in training and continuing education. I am committed to helping couples to heal and that requires ongoing study and practice. I would love to work together with you and your partner to create the relationship that you long for.