What is PACT Therapy?
Combining neuroscience, attachment and arousal regulation to help couples create solid and vital relationships
Powerful and dynamic, the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, draws on well-founded research to help couples understand that relationship interactions are reciprocal and each partner is responsible for fostering positive, enduring relationships. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging issues many couples face. This hard work often pays off quickly; PACT often requires fewer sessions as compared to other forms of therapy to achieve results.
PACT is a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation.
THE SECURE CONNECTIONS APPROACH TO PACT THERAPY
Using the science and research underpinning PACT, we work with couples to become experts on each other, through experiential activities and playful conversations. This work is highly embodied, meaning that you feel the changes in your body as you work together during a couples counseling session, couple's intensive, workshop or retreat, and leave with a new felt sense of how to take care of one another.
In this approach, you will learn how to prioritize each other toward creating a reciprocal system of care that is based on fairness and mutuality. We coach you on developing the healthiest processes of communication so that you can easily take the work home to continue building connection together.
Our approach is dynamic and collaborative, growing and adapting to the needs of your relationship. We view and work with the relationship as the client, and only see the couple together so that we remain focused on the unique needs of your relationship, rather than distracted by your individual needs and viewpoints. In doing so, this approach is suitable for all types of couples and open to serving whatever needs and issues your relationship is facing.
We have worked with a diverse range of couples, from many backgrounds and experiences, and are committed to learning to be aware of and sensitive to experiences you have faced with any experiences of oppression and to create safety for you in our care.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SECURE CONNECTIONS PACT THERAPY
We focus on moment-to-moment shifts in your face, body, and voice, and help you pay close attention to these as a couple.
We help you work through your relationships in real-time during the session and support you in developing better responses in slow motion
We offer videotapes sessions to provide immediate feedback to you and help you learn what these dynamics look like.
If you and your partner commit to the hard work PACT therapy, you can experience dramatic change in a short time.