Jacqueline Hyde, PsyD ~ Clinical Mental Health Counselor

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
                                                                                                                                                            ~Anais Nin

Couples Therapy

I specialize in relationship issues; including communication skills, vulnerability/intimacy issues, conflict resolution, codependency, and sexuality concerns. 


Actively keep your love alive by valuing and nurturing your relationship in the following ways:

  1. Plan regular time together doing something you both enjoy.
  2. Give your partner the benefit of the doubt rather than assuming the worst. Be curious and seek to understand why your partner is acting the way he/she is.
  3. Make sure the positive experiences in your relationship outweigh the negative experiences by five to one, and make sure you show your appreciation for your partner's caring actions.
  4. When there is conflict make sure you calm yourselves by taking time out when emotions are high, and coming back to the discussion later.
  5. When mistakes are made, make sure you both work to repair the damage.
  6. Be there to support your partner in times of difficulty, and encourage him or her in work, friendships and leisure activities.
  7. Be prepared to be influenced by what is important to your partner, just as your partner needs to be influenced by you.
  8. Have a ‘team mentality'. When there are difficulties, talk about what ‘we' need to do about it.
  9. Have high standards for your relationship, and stick to them yourself.
  10. Keep your sense of humour, and make sure you have fun.