Couple sessions follow the Imago Relationship Therapy model though Alicia draws from AEDP, John Gottman’s work, and a variety of other models. Through structured dialogues, couples learn to self-soothe in the midst of reactivity, an essential part of creating relational safety and lowering defenses. Alicia assists each member of the couple in learning to listen deeply and speak authentically. Gradually, enough space is created for each partner to see more of the others’ true self and learn to effectively adapt to the unique and changing needs of their marriage. Not only do couples develop the skills needed to stay connected and repair, they utilize boundaries where appropriate to cultivate a healthy sense of separateness.