Sean Dwyer LCSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, ,|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Clinical Social Work - CW015281|
Billing and Insurance
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Fees: $90 -120 per session
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Although I do see individuals for therapy, my practice is mostly made up of couples who are seeking help to get "unstuck." The particular treatment approach I use in working with couples is called Attachment Core Pattern Therapy. This type of therapy tends to focus on the individual attachment styles of each person as well as the "Core Pattern" (or dance) of the couple when they become stressed or triggered by the other. What most couples do not understand is that their particular attachment style (or love style) was acquired by them during the first six years of their life. From then on, they have simply been "following the script" that they learned in those formative years, particularly when it comes to resolving conflict or being emotionally vulnerable in a relationship.
It is extremely frustrating to become reactive and hurtful to someone you love and not even understand why you are doing it. I will help you to identify your individual attachment style, your spouse to identify his/her individual attachment style, and then how those two styles collide when one or both of you get triggered.
So how does this get fixed? Basically, through you and your spouse learning to recognize when you are in your destructive dance, stopping it and starting over using the new skills that you will learn in therapy. This is not a quick fix and learning new skills will require time and effort from both of you. However, the benefits of learning healthier relational skills can have a dramatic effect on your life for the better.
Email or Call Sean Dwyer LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 27804
More Info About My Practice
I accept most insurances and also use a sliding scale for those who are paying out of pocket.
My Therapy Focus
My therapy focus has to do with helping people to first understand that it is normal to struggle with problems. So often we tend to see a part of ourselves that is weak or hurt and then proceed to criticize and judge ourselves for it. I help people to understand that struggling with their issues is a normal, everyday part of everyone's experience and if we are unable to accept these "bad" parts of ourselves, our tendency will be to hide them from others. This will then cut us off from the very help and healing resources that we need to get better.
This brings me to the second part of my therapy focus, helping people to recognize that they are powerless over certain struggles and that they need help from outside of themselves. Willpower is overrated. We all have hurts, weaknesses, character flaws and issues that we cannot resolve on our own. Think about it... if you could have resolved these things on your own they would be resolved, right? All of us need others to help with certain problems we have and that's OK. Remember, when it comes to reaching out for help, the hardest part is the beginning.
The third and final piece of my therapy focus is time. Getting better takes time. One of my favorite sayings is, "the longest distance between two points is the shortcut." Healing takes time and we need to work on being more patient with ourselves during the journey. Sometimes growth is happening on the inside even though we don't see any external changes yet. Be patient.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
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