Partners

Relationships all go through challenges and transitions that put their unique strengths and resources to the test. Disagreements arise around friends/family, how time is spent or how much, money, and commitment. It can start to feel as though every conversation has become risky just when communication is most needed. Sometimes there can be a big choice to make or a betrayal to work through and feels like it is just too much.

I start by offering some basic tools to facilitate hard conversations. Then I ask for the story; what has worked, what happened, and the current feelings and situation. As a Somatic Therapist, I attend to the different styles of conveying meaning. We develop standards of communication and a process of repair that work for everyone, and develop relationship rituals to cultivate trust. We collaborate on how to move forward and create lasting change. I work most often with Gottman, Perel, (Real)RLT, and NVC but use a quite eclectic and integrated approach. If you have questions about the theories I use, please feel free to ask.

I strive to support and advocate for love in all its forms. I work with relationships of all genders and sexual expressions: LGBTQ, kinky, polyamorous, nonmonogamous, and multi-partner relationships are welcome here.

I also work with chosen families, “best friends”, business partners, and others who have found the need to work through some difficult transitions, enhance communication skills, deepen compassion, or mourn loss together.

Please Contact Me If
*you are curious about whether my services might be right
for you or
*you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Heidi F. Yoder, MFT
415-378-7506
hfymft@gmail.com