My name is Rick and I've had a life long passion to understand what drives human behavior, to understand what we feel, and why we feel it.

For over a decade I've been studying what makes relationships last.  Why?  Because in my experience, most every emotional challenge that my clients and I have faced seems connected in some way to how we experienced and are experiencing relationship.

Having had much experience with heartache, I wanted to discover if there was a way to minimize or eliminate the suffering that occurs between two people who love each other, but don't know how to get back to the joy and passion they felt that brought them together in the first place.

What has been so inspiring to me, both in my personal and professional life, was to learn there are some basic relationship skills which can transform the ordinary relationship into the extraordinary.  

None of us comes pre-trained to find or be the perfect mate, but those skills are often very simple, and seem obvious once revealed.  By just learning a few scientific relational insights,  relief and understanding becomes available to couples who often don't know what to do when they are stuck with painful or confusing emotions.  Those insights also provide resiliency for when miss-attunements create the need for repair. 

The fact is that some people can do "relationship" better than others.  And there has been a revolution in the field of brain science and psychology that has defined exactly what makes relationships last.  We now know scientifically how "love" works, which tends to confirm what many of us knew all along in our hearts:  That we just want someone who gets us and will be there for us. 

Richard Rodney Hupp

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist