Therapy and Counseling
Work with marital therapists,
Drs. Phyllis Koch-Sheras and Peter
Sheras, to explore the issues in your
relationship. Couples may be seen
by Peter or Phyllis or by both of them
together. Some health insurance
The initial session is one hour and includes a thorough assessment of your couple related to the Four C’s in the Couple Power model. Subsequent sessions, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, are either 45 or 60 minutes in length, depending on the needs of each couple. Sessions take place at Dr. Phyllis and Peter's offices located in downtown Charlottesville.
Spend a weekend alone doing intensive work with Phyllis and Peter dealing with your couple’s issues. We will schedule sessions for two days and an evening either in Charlottesville at our downtown offices or in a setting in your hometown. Be prepared to work hard, though there will be breaks for fun and engaging activities throughout the weekend. Fees are determind on a couple by couple basis.
Couples Group Therapy
Dr. Phyllis and Dr. Peter lead a 75-minute group for a
number of couples in committed relationships.
The group meets twice a month at one of our offices in
downtown Charlottesville. The power of sharing
in a community of couples creates lasting results in a
short period of time. Members share about themselves,
and experience the power of community in being with
other couples on a regular basis. All material is
Drs. Phyllis and Peter are also available to work on sexual issues in your relationship. An initial evaluation is followed by a prescribed program of homework exercises and coaching in communication and sex education. Please feel free to call and set up an appointment with either Dr. Phyllis or Peter at the telephone number below.
Consultation and Coaching
Work on a specific issue with Doctors Phyllis and Peter by phone or in person. Regular sessions following therapy, a workshop or intensive may be held in person or by phone. Phone coaching may also be a prelude to a longer meeting.
Workshops for Couples
“Creating Lifelong Love Using the Four C’s of Couple Power”
Imagine being in a relationship based on honoring a commitment rather than figuring out what’s wrong. Imagine being part of a supportive, trusting community of couples.
Discover the powerful impact of Couple Power, a joint force that allows your couple to take on the conflicts and problems of life together in a new way, a “couple way,” creating more energy, love and personal satisfaction than two individuals can ever do alone. The cornerstone of the Couple Power approach is the power of commitment to a joint vision for “the couple as an entity,” giving birth to a new whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Join a small group of couples to work together on creating and fulfilling the possibility of lifelong love in your life. This workshop will teach you how to go beyond your own limits and create a profoundly fulfilling relationship. Using the Four C’s of Commitment, Cooperation, Communication and Community, you will learn how to achieve and maintain the relationship you really want and how to make it last.