Couples & Marriage Therapy
Meghan Sasso, LMHC
Located in Downtown Newburyport MA, Couples are invited in to explore & process difficult emotions around intimacy, communication, infidelity, addiction & shame. Meghan facilitates a journey to guide you to increased connectedness with your partner and build a richer quality of love within a relationship.
Areas of Expertise
Couples & Marriage Therapy
Having trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method, under Esther Perel and working towards a Sex Therapy Certification, I consider my approach to be eclectic. My goal is to help Couples identify where they get stuck and build the tools to find their own resolution and connectedness. To get out of the same argumentative cycles or periods of silence. I work to improve communication, increase intimacy, understand Substance Use, recover from infidelity and improve conflict resolution skills.
I invite Couples and Individuals to explore how to find peace with relationships they have or potentially "saying goodbye" to a relationship that no longer serves them. Also sometimes most importantly, supporting clients in best understanding and respecting the relationship they have with themselves.
Also, having had a history working with Substance Use, I recognize the toll it can take on a Relationship and in the family. I'll support those Couples and Individuals in working through the hurt and pain that can be caused when someone they loved is experiencing the disease of Addiction. Our work can be used to process and heal. Or if they, themselves, are trying to navigate long term recovery or chronic relapse.
MA, Mental Health Counseling
In 2010 I acquired a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I spent the first 7 years of my career in Inpatient & Outpatient settings treating clients in recovery from Substance Use, supporting & educating those that loved them. I provided information about the disease of Addiction & the journey of Recovery. Many clients brought in their partners to identify how to live a life sober with the one that they love, which then introduced me to the Couples modality. I trained formally to gain skills in Couples therapy and over the past 5 years have found that working with Couples is my Clinical strength.
“Meghan has been instrumental in helping my husband and I work through some of the hardest moments in our relationship. We immediately both felt connected and supported by Meghan. Meghan's incredible ability to ask thoughtful questions without judgement or shame gave both of us space to communicate and listen. Meghan has been both an anchor and a beacon in her work with us. We are very grateful for her guidance!"