HOW WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY BENEFIT YOU?
Research has established that psychotherapy is beneficial to addressing many types of symptoms including marital problems, parent-child issues, depression, anxiety, work issues, life transitions, stress, trauma, recovery challenges, lack of direction, and health issues.
It is not unusual for a couple or family to consider therapy for months if not years. Only when their situation reaches a state of crisis do they take action on getting help. Often they have tried to handle everything on their own or find that family and friends lack the objectivity to be helpful beyond feeling better for the moment. Most are out of options and at a loss for what to do. Many know what they need to do but struggle with the obstacles.
I offer an objective and broad perspective on the problem in a way that taps into your capacity to get calmer and think more clearly. Most people report feeling calmer within a few meetings. When this happens, the ability to think more objectively about the problem improves and possibilities for addressing it come into focus. In marriages, each person reduces blame of the other or self and identifies long-standing underlying patterns in the relationship. As you get more objective about your part in the patterns, change becomes more possible. In families, the child has an opportunity to clarify ways to improve their own self-responsibility. The parents learn about the ways their relationship may be contributing to the issues with their child and focus more on their part in the problem. Some have found it helpful to focus on the family relationship patterns through the generations that contribute to the current problem.