I've helped thousands of couples maintain passionate, fulfilling,deeply connected lasting relationships.  Are you next?

Look, It's very easy to lose track of ourselves amid the inspiration, aspiration, and dedication of career success, family life, and all the other hustle that comes with a fulfilling vibrant life. 

But when we lose ourselves we simply cannot authentically connect to another.

I've seen the impact many years of day-to-day grind can have on intimate relationships first hand. 

Over the last ten years I've created a process using clinical expertise, scientific research in relationships, and professional experience to identify your strengths as well as your areas for growth in relationship through relationship coaching. 

 

BEGINNING COUPLES COACHING

Most couples lose a sense of connection to themselves and to each other over the years. This isn’t a reflection of your relationship’s end- merely a sign it needs a refresh.

In couples coaching we’ll start by identifying your shared values and your unique relationship’s strengths to draw from as we reinvigorate your shared vision.

THE COUPLES COACHING PROCESS

After that initial strengths assessment and introduction we’ll meet for five sessions to give your partnership a tune-up in five essential relationship areas.

I’ve broken down the five most common areas long-term couples struggle so we can make adjustments with intention and integrity and build meaningful supports for your relationship.

I can support you in making the necessary shifts to create deeper physical and emotional intimacy, more fun, and strengthened trust.

These five areas are:

 

SUSTAINABLE SUPPORT & RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE

If you’ve been together a while you know lasting change doesn’t happen overnight. I’ve created multiple options for continued coaching, and support for my clients long after they’ve completed this initial process.

Some stay on for monthly coaching sessions, others meet me for quarterly or annual retreats and many more join my monthly group coaching sessions to tune-up communication skills along the way.

You don’t have to commit to long-term work now, but I want you to know once we’ve worked together I am here for you whenever your relationship needs support to sustain the growth and change you need.

 
When we started working with Gina I wasn’t sure we would make it through. She got us back on the same team after we hadn’t really been talking for at least six years.
— Jade & Jesse, Troutdale, OR
 
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Deeply connected couples do one significant thing differently: they balance they stable commitment to each other with their ability to flex, grow and change over time.

Far too often as we grow comfortably connected, we lose our sense of self and the functionality of our relationship begins to override the passion and desire we need to maintain vibrancy and intimacy.

If this resonates with you, you’re not alone. I’ve helped thousands of couples like you. And I can help you too.

Is couples coaching right for you?

If you’ve grown a little distant over time, or you’ve lost the spark that kept things hot early on.

If you’re not sure how to reconnect in meaningful intimate ways.

If you’re committed to staying together, but you know something needs to change.

 

What’s included in couples counseling?

  • A full relationship assessment to identify your unique relationship strengths.

  • A complete visioning session based on your shared values to co-create (or re-establish) your shared life plan.

  • Four coaching sessions outlining the four most common areas of struggle for long-term partnerships- we’ll give you skills to free you from the struggle.

  • Weekly or bi-monthly 90-minute coaching sessions to sustain meaningful change and deep connection.

  • Optional individual coaching office hours for quick coaching when you’re in a pinch.

  • Advanced invitations to my sold-out monthly Relationship Master Classes.

  • Access to my entire relationship tool library (1000+ pages) for life.

  • Invitations to quarterly and annual tune-up sessions and discounted programs to sustain lasting meaningful change.

 
 
I can’t believe I made it into my forties without knowing this stuff!
Gina is a great teacher about all the things you never knew you need to know about relationships.
— Holly & William, Chicago, Illinois

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“It used to feel like we were always on the same page, but I haven’t felt that way for years.”

“A while back I felt like we could read each other’s mind. I’ve never felt so understood. I miss that feeling.”

“I miss feeling like we are teammates cheering for each other.”

We can’t move forward together if we don’t know where we’re going. I support couples in shaping a shared vision based in their unique personal values so you can move forward as a solid team as well as encourage each other’s individual dreams.

As we begin our work I’ll have you complete a forma relationship strengths assessment process to identify your unique personal and shared values, strengths, and goals.

We’ll use that information to create a meaningful shared vision of the future you can build upon with enthusiasm.

 
In our very first session Gina saw something in us I hadn’t realized in seven years together. That shifted everything.
— Sarah & Tara, Portland, OR
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Lacking desire, waning passion, and overall mismatched intimacy needs are the number one reason couples come to talk with me. I’m telling you this for two reasons:

  1. It’s not just you, this is super common.

  2. There are LOTS of ways we can work through this.

If that’s you, please don’t wait to call me. I want to help you reconnect with pleasure, desire, playfulness, and yes, even sex.

This isn’t just about physical intimacy- true passion is as much about emotional intimacy and depth as it is physical.

And even couples who have a good sex life can usually use a tune-up in the area of passion to support a lifetime of pleasure and shared intimacy.

 
After seven years we stopped sleeping together and didn’t really know why. I know it seems so obvious, but Gina got us to talk about sex like, really talk about it with each other.
I know it sounds cheesy but now it’s like we have soul-sex.
— Vanessa & Soren, Atlanta, GA
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Gina makes the most complex parts of our relationship problems really easy to understand. I didn’t know I needed to learn so much about relationships.
I walked away seeing things from a new perspective.
— Dan & Megan, Buffalo, New York
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We fight less now. And when we do it’s way better. We get over it quicker and I don’t always worry she’s leaving me.
— Elsa & Erikah, Portland, OR
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Gina, I can’t thank you enough for all of your help. We wouldn’t have made it through this year without you.
— Katia & Davis, Chicago, Illinois
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When we came [to see Gina] it felt like we were each doing our own thing. Now it feels like this is something we’re doing together... something that will bring us even closer. It was really good for me to have a facilitator help me move from scarcity and fear to connection.
— Alissa & Stephanie, Seattle, WA

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR WORK:

WHAT I DO

  • Use a strengths-based approach to help you grow

  • Bring a decade of experience helping hundreds of incredible people deeply connect to themselves and the people they love

  • Help you listen and communicate effectively, end repetitive argument cycles, and let go of baggage

  • Use a sex-positive framework and vast sexuality knowledge to fan flames of passion between you

  • Identify ways to manage intense emotions

  • Rebuild trust and renew intimacy

  • Keep momentum and hope alive - even if it's hard for you to feel hopeful

  • Deeply care about your personal growth and well-being and at the same time hold you accountable to the goals you set for yourself

WHAT I DON'T DO

  • Sit and nod - instead, we'll take action. Be forewarned: I've been described as "direct and not-coddling."

  • Add shame or judgment to your experience (there's already WAY too much of that in the world)

  • Get stagnant. I will check in to see if this is working- focusing and refocusing on action and change in your life

  • Collude with your inner critics to let you stay small

  • Treat you like you're broken (because you're not)

  • Assume your experience is the same as mine or anyone else's

  • Pathologize you (I don't treat mental illness, so you won't receive a diagnosis, assessment or treatment for mental health conditions or substance use)