My Approach to Helping
When your efforts to improve yourself or your relationships seem to be going nowhere, it is easy to think that your failed attempts to change mean your difficulties are more serious than you thought. That may not necessarily be true. But it feels that way! Frequently, relationship issues arise during changes in family life or a crisis occurs. Sometimes it is the unexpected that throw you, your partner, and family off kilter. Perhaps you or your family member develops symptoms, which means the whole family has to adjust how you relate to each other. Sometimes that adjustment is a good thing but most often that change creates problems no one could foresee. You may need support to help your relationships "grow together" and not apart.
As your therapist, I want to offer you ways to discover how to work through the problems that are surfacing in your current relationships. We may look at some aspects of your past that may be impacting how you relate to others today but most of our focus will be on what is happening now.
I am curious to learn how you see your problem, what you think, how you feel, and what you find challenging. I want to hear both your own and your family's story, strengths, and beliefs. Let's sit together and talk through what is troubling you or your family.