Dr. Sophia Walder-Hoge works with couples to improve communication and utilize existing individual and shared strengths. She works to create a safe space where couples can reflect on themselves, learn about each other, and become empowered to break from negative patterns. She begins treatment by exploring the couples’ individual and shared histories and supporting the collaborative identification of a strong treatment plan. Dr. Walder-Hoge supports the development of clear goals and a shared path forward through emphasizing conflict resolution, emotion regulation, kindness, skill acquisition for effective action, and enhancing feelings of connection. She believes that a willingness to sit with discomfort, explore difficult feelings, and being open to growth are immensely helpful for this process. Dr. Walder-Hoge strives to be non-partial, while also being empathic, genuine, and reflecting of choices.