Is your intimate relationship troubled and conflicted? Having problems due to loss of trust, past or present hurts, lack of communication or frequent misunderstandings? Do you feel overwhelmed, distressed, defeated and want to give up? Common couples' problems I have helped with are high conflicts primarily due to lack of communication, and /or respect, and /or valuing and / or trust. Other issues are infidelity, divorcing and / or separating couples and blend family adjustments. Additional factors that sustain and add to the problems are child rearing, sexual religious, cultural, values and or financial compatibility. Finally there is extended family drama that can be very disruptive to the couple relationship.
Well it does not have to stay this way. I will to work with you to help find immediate, practical and solution focused relief in a comfortable, non-judging and confidential manner.
I get excited when I have the opportunity to work with couples like you who may be experiencing challenges in their relationship. More importantly, I love when we accomplish increased harmony and communication and return of love, passion and hope.
The fact is that as each partner brings unique strengths and positive traits to a relationship, similarly each relationship also has its own unique strengths and positive habits. Together we will utilize and add to these positives to heal hurts, build trust, increase communication and bring back fun and love in the relationship.
As therapy progresses we will also address past hurts, traumas, loss of trust and betrayals (like infidelity), grief and loss, abandonment and other problems that may unwittingly contribute to the relational problems.
When we work together it is in a comfortable, non-judging and confidential setting where your relationship will be the focus of attention.
or Call Dr. Anjali Pinjala, LMFT-S, LPC-S at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 25991
More Info About My Practice
Typically an event triggers us to seek therapy for an ongoing problem. But this process is not easy; it takes courage, commitment and an understanding that you want better for yourself. Here are two common worries people have as they explore help from a therapist:
I am uncomfortable sharing of intimate information with a stranger.
Therapists practice under strict legal and ethical guidelines regarding keeping your information confidential.
I, along with other therapists, am trained in creating a pace and rhythm in therapy to help you feel safe and comfortable in sharing your story, especially when delving into painful events that brings regret, shame or guilt.
I will be judged for things I have done or are doing or for events in my past.
Each of us have our own unique "baggage" and events in our past that brings us distress- that is just part of being human. So instead of judging, I accept you for who you are and where you are in your growth process. I will devote all my energies to care about and help you / your partner / your relationship. I will focus on your story, how it has affected you and what we need to do together in order to help reduce pain and conflicts.
If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I am trained and licensed as a marriage and family therapist and have more than 18 years of experience working with couples in distress.
Common couples' problems I have helped with are high conflicts primarily due to lack of communication, and /or respect, and /or valuing and / or trust. Other issues are infidelity, divorcing and / or separating couples and blend family adjustments. Additional factors that sustain and add to the problems are child rearing, sexual religious, cultural, values and or financial compatibility. Finally I have been successful in helping couples solve various disruptive extended family "dramas".
For several years now I have trained, mentored and supervised other therapists on their journey to becoming licensed and beyond. As an adjunct professor in psychology and family therapy studies I have taught many graduate students. Finally, I have lectured and provided workshops in a variety of topics relating to therapy, ethics in therapeutic practices and good therapy practices.
I would describe my style as laid back, practical and focused on solutions. When we meet in therapy my primary focus is creating an emotionally safe and comfortable space. Here you can relax and feel free to tell your story and detail the problems you face. Therapy is a collaborative effort between you and I and since no solution fits all, we will explore together various options and ideas that can be effective and doable for your unique life.
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Therapy has the potential to help guide you in finding relief and solutions for emotional pain and distress in your life.
In addition therapy can help you positively change and / or manage your relationships, behaviors, negative thought processes, emotions and psychological problems.
Engaging in therapy can create positive growth in all aspects on your life. This engagement can help you discover and put to use your unique strengths, natural talents and gifts.
Past experiences sometimes create baggage for us that we carry around like weights around our necks. Processing these events and understanding them from a different perspectives can help free mental energies.