Hi there. I'm Sarah and welcome to my site.
I’m a special kind of counselor. By that I mean I help Couples move into the 21st Century. There are less people married now since 1985. Most people marry later in life and 40% of Americans think that marriage is obsolete. However, people are still wired to pair and bond. 45 - 60% of partners will cheat women 45% and men 65%, these percentages aren’t accurate as people tend to lie to researchers.
Something has shifted and continues to shift. What is needed and wanted at this time is to make marriage more appealing. The “Romeo” period has come to an end. There is no precedent for maintaining desire.
Marriage counseling or individual therapy with me can help you and your partner increase the passion in your relationship and maintain the erotic connection you truly deserve and desire. By learning to communicate with your partner you become motivated to stay connected. A vital and healthy interest in sex and a passionate curiosity in life is the way to keep a relationship alive for a long, long time.
Whether you are looking for marriage counseling, want to work on relationship issues, or want a Couples’ Intensive to resolve conflict or improve your sex life, I can help develop a solution that works for you.
Sarah Cook Ruggera, M.A., MFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and infidelity specialist working with individuals and couples. In her private practice she helps couples increase the passion in their relationship using empathic dialogue and other forms of intimate communication. Her passion is to help couples increase their connection regardless of boredom or conflict. Sarah works with clients of all genders, sexual identities and ages to re-charge their relationships and create long term connection.
Sarah provides speaking presentations on Affair Recovery, Sex, Intimacy and New Monogamy discussions.
Working with Tammy Nelson, author of “The New Monogamy” Sarah implements exercises from the book’s research and is able to develop New Monogamy agreements for couples to better equip their relationships as they enter into the 21st Century. Call her at (858) 735-1139 for an In-Office, Telephone, or Internet Video session to make that shift today.