I am excited to offer the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) to couples. This is a powerful approach to improving your relationship. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. Following is an excerpt from the PACT Institute giving some background on the therapy:
"The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) was developed out of exciting, cutting-edge research from three areas of focus.
The first is neuroscience, the study of the human brain. Understanding how the brain works provides a physiological basis for understanding how people act and react within relationships. In a nutshell, some areas of your brain are wired to reduce threat and danger and seek security, while others are geared to establish mutuality and loving connection.
The second is attachment theory, which explains the biological need to bond with others. Experiences in early relationships create a blueprint that informs the sense of safety and security you bring to adult relationships. Insecurities that have been carried through life can wreak havoc for a couple if these issues are not resolved. The third area is the biology of human arousal—meaning the moment-to-moment ability to manage one’s energy, alertness, and readiness to engage. It isn’t necessary to understand the scientific basis of PACT to realize its benefits. Jennifer will use the PACT principles to guide you in overcoming challenges you face as a couple.
Your experience during a PACT session may differ somewhat from what you would experience in other forms of couple therapy. Key features of this approach include:
Your therapist will focus on moment-to-moment shifts in your face, body, and voice, and ask you to pay close attention to these as a couple, attending to each other rather than to the therapist.
Your therapist will create experiences similar to those troubling your relationship and help you work through them in real time during the session.
PACT sessions often exceed the 50-min hour and may last as long as 2-3 hours. Longer times allow for the in-depth work of PACT." (The PACT Institute, https://thepactinstitute.com/, 2019)