I provide couples therapy to those who value their relationship and don’t want to give up on it. Do you find yourself struggling to make good, solid, satisfying relationships? Perhaps you are having trouble finding a suitable partner, or you may be unhappy with your significant other. Perhaps you are not seeming to get along well with authority or others at work. Or maybe friendships seem difficult to come by or sustain.
We all need healthy connections to feel good about being on the earth and feel good about ourselves. It is probably one of the most important achievements of our lifetime. If these are not working, likely we are in distress.
We learn about healthy relationships as we attach successfully to our parents, see them model good connections, and encourage us to find gratifying relations outside the family. Perhaps you were less fortunate in this regard.
Fortunately, we can rework our way of being with others. We learn from our newly acquired connection to the therapist and how that plays out. We get to see what works and what does not both with our selves and with the behaviors of others.
We also get a chance to rework our patterns of relating under the guidance of a supportive, knowledgeable other. We also get a chance to understand and experience what may have gone awry in our developing years and grow and change.
If you find yourself struggling to communicate, establish meaningful relationships or simply get along with your partner, counseling may be a viable solution for you. I offer couples therapy to the Berkeley and San Francisco area.
We all need healthy and deep human connections in order to lead productive lives, and the connection with our partners is one of the most significant. It’s not uncommon to feel distressed, anxious, or lost if your relationship appears to be failing. You can also experience these feelings if you’re struggling to establish and maintain lasting relationships. Developing emotional understanding, learning how to cultivate and repair trust and intimacy, as well as how to communicate effectively are all things that we can accomplish together in counseling.
Perhaps you’re unsure of what’s causing relationship distress, but you know that something doesn’t feel quite right. Whether it’s work, family, or some other external force that’s causing a separation, I’m confident that we can develop a plan for you to repair your relationship with your significant other. I’m a firm believer that in order for relationships to thrive, that we have to work on ourselves first which is why I focus on treating individuals experiencing relationship troubles, rather than couples.
As a trained Relational Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, I take an unbiased approach to dig deep to help you find the root of the problems causing uncomfortable feelings and relationship issues. By using research-proven methods and my 30 years of experience, I help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your habits and patterns that are impacting your relationship and create actionable steps to achieve a happier and healthier union.
Non-Romantic Relationships & Couples Therapy
Romantic relationships aren’t the only ones that experience issues from time to time. Whether it’s a personal friendship that’s bothering you, or you’re in need of how to handle a professional squabble, counseling can help.
It has been my experience that at the root of most relationship issues – both romantic and platonic – is a breakdown in communication. Lack of effective communication often prevents us from expressing ourselves freely and efficiently. Fortunately, we can work together to develop strategies to both make communicating easier, and help you gain an understanding of yourself and others around you. Once you learn these skills, you’ll notice that your relationships will begin to flourish. This will all take place in a safe and confidential space where you will be able to express yourself freely, openly, and honestly.
Whatever you’re feeling at the moment is valid. Don’t wait for a catastrophic problem to arise before you reach out to someone. I provide couple’s therapy and I believe I can help you.