Relationships

Each relationship, romantic or otherwise, goes through hardships and challenges. Psychotherapy may be sought when relationship issues begin to affect daily life or if there is a sense of hopelessness surrounding the relationship. Relationship conflict can also affect one’s self-esteem and physical health and lead to feelings of guilt, shame, or anger, as well as anxiety and depression. Sometimes substance abuse or eating problems are used to avoid confronting the source of the relationship conflict. With the help of counseling, relationship challenges can be better understood, communication can improve, and the relationship can be mended and improved.

You may struggle with relationships in the following ways...

  • Do you feel like it is hard to communicate with your spouse?
  • Do you feel like you are making the same mistakes over and over again in relationships?
  • Do you feel like it is hard to get close to people?
  • Is it a challenge for you to find good friendships?
  • Is it hard for you to maintain a sense of yourself in relationships?
  • Do you often experience conflicts with co-workers?
  • Are you too vlinerable or victimized in relationships or too angry and distant?
  • Are you hoping to find a partner and want to feel more self-confidence dating?

These struggles are painful and confusing, and I can help you understand them so you can lead a fuller and more satisfying life in relationships. It is often important to understand the impact of your family of origin has had on you and the way you learned to cope and relate to others. Families are training grounds for later life relationship choices and behaviors. You will learn to recognize the effect of your background so your relationships better fit you. You will learn relational skills, heal from past family or previous relationships, and be able to experience different and better relationships.