The way we connect with others dictates so much of how we feel about ourselves and our lives. Our relationships have the potential to be affirming and uplifting, but they can also be draining and disappointing.
Are your relationships a source of stress, not joy?
Maybe you’ve noticed a pattern of unsuccessful relationships, but you can’t figure out why. Or maybe you find you’re attracted to people you know aren’t good for you. You may struggle to set boundaries, and then end up feeling resentful when those unstated boundaries are crossed. Other times relationships feel toxic. Whatever the issue, you know you want things to change.
Do you feel like your relationship with your friend or family member is toxic? Do you struggle to set boundaries that honor you and what you want? Maybe your loved one has a diagnosis that you find difficult to navigate. Or maybe it’s just a difficult personality that you struggle to understand. Other times it can be your own inner critic that gets in the way of being fully present and engaged in your relationships.
Break-Up, Divorce, or Separation
The end of any relationship is hard. Maybe you find you are questioning your own value. Or you are trying to recover from a toxic relationship with a difficult ex or an ex with narcissistic tendencies. Sometimes high conflict divorces or separations can have a lasting toll and you need someone to help you process all of the hurt you’ve been through. If you just want to get unstuck from your grief and anger, it may be time to work on healing and moving forward.
When our relationships don’t feel fulfilling, or when we don’t feel secure in our relationship to others, we start to question everything about ourselves.
Your inner critic may keep you from feeling good about yourself, and therefore secure in your relationship. You feel like you’ve tried everything, so you ask yourself what’s the point in continuing. Part of you knows that in order to improve your relationship with others, you need to find harmony in you.
Our Relationships shouldn’t leave us feeling defeated, disconnected , lonely, or hopeless.
When you understand yourself better, you can find security in who you are as an individual, and in your relationships with others.
The work that I do allows us to safely explore your deepest fears and biggest longings, creating space and skills to expand your tolerance for vulnerability and build trust with yourself and in your most important relationships.
Our relationships shouldn’t leave us feeling defeated, disconnected, lonely or hopeless.
increase healthy vulnerability The work that I do allows us to safely explore your deepest fears and biggest longings, creating space and skills to build trust and expand the intimacy in your most important relationships.
I’m here to help you…
• Identify your goals.
• Improve self-understanding.
• Increase understanding of loved ones.
• Improve communication.
• Identify your strengths.
• Strengthen boundaries.
• Improve self-esteem.
• Reconnect with loved ones.
In-Person Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues can help you….
Reclaim joy in your life and in your relationships.
SCHEDULE A FREE 15- MINUTE CONSTULTATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR RELATIONSHIP ISSUES:
Q: DO I HAVE TO BE IN A RELATIONSHIP TO SEEK INDIVIDUAL THERAPY?
Q: DO YOU OFFER COUNSELING FOR INDIVIDUALS GOING THROUGH DIV0RCE OR SEPARATION WITH A TOXIC EX OR AN EX WITH NARCACISSTIC TRAITS?
A: Yes. Ending a relationship is hard, especially when it is complicated by oxicity or narcissistic tendencies in your former partner.
Q: I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND WITH A DIFFICULT PERSONALITY. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS RELATONSHIP?
A: Yes. Sometimes we have family members with difficult personalities. Other times, we can have a family member with a personality disorder (borderline, etc.), bipolar disorder, autism or another diagnosis that can be challenging to navigate. I can help you better understand your family member, your reaction to them and strategies for dealing with them going forward.
Q: WILL THE THINGS I TALK ABOUT STAY PRIVATE? HOW DOES CONFIDENTIALITY WORK?
A: All communications between you and I will be held in strict confidence unless you or legal guardians provide written authorization to release information about your treatment. If you participate in couples or family therapy, I will not disclose confidential information about your treatment unless all person(s) who participated in the treatment with you provide their written authorization to release such information. Per your signed release, I may discuss your case with your past and current providers, treatment team, supervisors, or peer consultants in accordance with accepted professional behavior.
Everything you say and share in session is strictly confidential. However, the following situations are required by law, or permitted by law, to reveal information obtained during therapy to another person or agency without your authorization:
• Information may be disclosed if you present an imminent physical danger to yourself or others.
• In the case of danger to others or suspicion of abuse or severe neglect of children (under 18 years of age), dependent adults, or elders (65 and older), therapists are mandated to inform legal authorities so that protective measures can be taken.
Q: HOW DO I SCHEDULE A SESSION WITH YOU?
A: As with any relationship, it’s important that you find the right fit when choosing a therapist. I offer a free 15-20 minute consultation for us to explore how I can support you in the journey, and to help you determine whether you feel like I’m the right fit for you.
Q: HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
A: That’s up to you and your goals. You decide how long and how often you want to come to therapy. I will make recommendations to you based on your goals and your progress, but the choice is ultimately yours.