Relationship Counseling for Individuals
Are You Struggling To Connect With Your Partner, Family Members Or Coworkers?
Do you feel like your partner rarely listens to you, even in times of need? Perhaps there is a trust issue or recent betrayal. Or, when you reach out to your partner, he or she gets upset or ignores you.
Does it seem as though your family is less connected than it used to be? Perhaps you and your family do not spend quality time with one another, and you don’t know how to reconnect.
Are you having trouble communicating your needs to your coworkers? Do you dread going to work because of the tension amongst the staff?
Do you wish you could feel fulfilled in your relationships – romantic, personal and/or professional?
Struggling to feel heard in your personal and professional relationships can be isolating, belittling and confusing. As you drift apart from your loved ones, you may feel like you barely know one another anymore. What was once a trustworthy and loving bond may now feel bitter and unfulfilling. And, if you feel as though your voice often goes unheard, you may be doubting your self-worth.
Relationship Issues Are Very Common
Achieving balanced communication and healthy power dynamics within the work-place, romantic relationships and friendships is often a difficult task, and it’s common to get stuck in seemingly endless cycles of poor communication. Additionally, the over-use of technology, social media and internet surfing can take away from living in the moment, which limits your opportunity to establish meaningful connections.
The good news is that an experienced relationship therapist can teach you how to foster long-lasting, healthy relationships while you feel more comfortable in your own skin.
Feel Comfortable Being Your Genuine Self
With the guidance of a compassionate, non-judgmental and confidential counselor, you can develop the confidence you need to improve your communication and nurture the connections in your relationships. If a certain relationship is currently in crisis, we will begin our sessions by addressing your primary concerns so that you can start experiencing immediate relief. No matter the type of conflicts you are seeking to heal, an essential step of the therapy process is helping you believe in yourself and learn how to effectively voice your needs, wants and goals. Once you’re able to value your own voice, others will start to listen.
As a consequence of having trouble connecting with significant people in your life, you may also feel overwhelmed with other emotions. We will take the necessary time during our relationship counseling sessions to mitigate any possible symptoms of anxiety and depression while you gain an understanding of where these emotions stem from.
If you are struggling to build or maintain your romantic relationship, you may benefit from my couples counseling sessions, during which you and your partner can work together to listen, be heard and support each other’s needs. However, if your partner is not interested in attending therapy, then individual relationship counseling is a valuable alternative.
If you want to breathe new life into your connections with your family members, from your children to your parents or siblings, we will explore how those experiences have shaped you and changed over time. Step-by-step, you and I can examine the pros and cons of these dynamics and construct new, healthier ways to reach out to the people you care about.
If you are unheard or unappreciated at work, I can provide you with the support you need to successfully connect with your coworkers and feel poised throughout the day. As someone with decades of experience in the corporate world, I understand the politics of an office. I also know that you don’t need to feel powerless and unhappy.
For more than 20 years, I have helped countless individuals build and maintain trust and meaning and resolve conflicts in their relationships. Regardless of whether you are having trouble in your romantic, familial or professional affairs, you always have hope to reestablish strong connections with the treasured people in your life.
You may be interested in relationship counseling sessions, but still have lingering questions and concerns…
My partner does not want to participate in therapy. How can our sessions be effective if he or she does not attend?
It’s very common for one partner to avoid therapy. Ideally, you and your partner should work together during couples counseling sessions so you both can work toward a shared goal. However, if your partner remains hesitant, you and I can work together to make necessary changes and get your needs met. Our sessions can still be effective because you will learn the trusted tools to improve your emotional well-being and communication practices.
I worry about what others will think of me if I attend relationship counseling sessions.
Rest assured that our counseling sessions are 100 percent confidential, so nobody needs to know. Think of it like going to the doctor. You would not hesitate to see a doctor if you were hurt or sick, and your emotional well-being is a valid health issue. However, if you do decide to tell others about your decision to seek therapy, chances are they will not judge you. They may even admire your resilience and wisdom to seek out help when you need it.
Is relationship therapy worth my time and money?
Your investment of time, energy and money in the therapy process can have an immeasurably positive impact in all areas of your life. You will have the opportunity to improve the important relationships in your life, and you may find that with a little guidance and self-care, you can concentrate better at work and enjoy your favorite hobbies more fully.
If you’re ready to learn more about yourself and how you function in your relationships, I invite you to contact me to discuss your needs and setup an appointment.
If you are not able to meet in my La Quinta office, I also offer phone therapy and virtual coaching sessions.