Therapy for Relationship Issues & Family Conflicts

 

Relationship Issues

Do you spend too much time arguing with your spouse, and still feel unheard and unappreciated?

Are you walking on eggshells to avoid upsetting your partner, and never getting your own needs met for companionship and respect?

Has the bloom worn off the romance so much that you suspect your spouse is unfaithful to you?

If you are having difficulty communicating with your partner with the full measure of authenticity and honesty that you wish to give and receive, relationship therapy can help you regain the spark and renegotiate what you truly need from each other.

Relationship breakdowns can stem from a number of things, such as:

  • unaddressed differences in expectations

  • unspoken preferences in intimacy

  • unacknowledged  hurt feelings and resentments

  • unexamined values and goals regarding money and parenting

  • unexplored differences in communication styles

  • different relationship modeling in families of origin

  • damage to individual ability to trust, forgive, give and receive

But it doesn't have to be this way. As an individual or as a couple, you can learn new ways of listening and of showing up in your relationship that can build or strengthen the solid bonds of your shared picture of an ideal partnership.

I'm here to help.

 

Therapy for problems in your relationship can be accomplished by yourself in personal therapy, or with your partner in couples counseling. Issues of anger, hurt, trust, infidelity and other interpersonal challenges can be healed with psychotherapy.
 

 

Family Conflicts

Are you an adult who is still having conflict with, or harboring old resentments towards, your aging parents?

Some parents have a hard time seeing their adult children as mature and capable. Others can be strongly attached to their own identity as parent, and find it hard to accept that your need for their guidance and protection has changed. 

And some adults were badly abused or wounded in childhood. It can be hard to let go of those old wounds in order to establish a different relationship with parents as you both grow older.

Psychotherapy can help you heal these painful parent /child dynamics that have followed you into your adulthood.

Or, perhaps you have become the primary caretaker of an elderly parent in declining health. Maybe now you are feeling abandoned by, or in disagreement with your siblings in this responsibility.

 

Trying to juggle your own life's obligations, and take care of a parent's increasing residential and medical needs can be enormously stressful -- a stress that can be taken out on your own kids or spouse if it becomes too overwhelming for you.

I'd like to help. Psychotherapy can help you reassess what is most important, and determine how to go forward in this chapter of life.

Your relationships can improve.

Contact me today to get started on this journey.

510-459-3985

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