People seek emotional support for many different reasons. Sometimes we need help in dealing with a loved one or friend, health issues, job changes or challenges in relationships. Sometimes we consciously choose to explore our own personal growth. Individual therapy can be a helpful support to you in all of these circumstances. Although the issues are different for each person, there is a common need to learn more about ourselves through personal insight and emotional support. You may have thought about talking to family or friends. That can be a good place to start, although many times you can benefit from talking to a professional.
Pre-Marital/Pre-Commitment Counseling: It is no secret that we live in a society where marriages (and relationships) have a high rate of long-term failure. This is due to many factors, but especially because we often really get to understand our own and our partner’s core values at a later time. It also occurs because we develop detrimental patterns of behavior which serve to & undermine and erode a wonderful and intimate connection over time. Start off right, and don’t end up as a negative statistic. Learn the research-proven ways to address difficult and seemingly simple life issues in a manner that will not make your relationship toxic. Explore your value systems and to get to know one another in a more thorough way. I will utilize effective tools to explore each other’s life dreams and hopes, core values and areas of difference. Exploring these issues increases intimacy, communication and your ability to work together before you tie the knot. It exponentially increases your chances for success.
If something has gone wrong, you can still create the closeness you want with your partner. Are you trying to get pregnant and you feel defeated? Are you having unsuccessful pregnancies, which can create sadness and resentment in your relationship? Are you having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel unheard or misunderstood? Do these discussions escalate into uncomfortable fights? Are you coasting through your relationship or building up resentment? I believe in utilizing the strengths you have as a couple to guide you through repairing and reinvigorating your relationship. Through in-session exercises, I will provide you specific tools to help you stay connected and have better, more effective arguments. My work with you will help you to explore the different types of conflict in your relationship and guide you towards a shared way of communicating needs and desires. It is not too late to create a meaningful, shared life together that still respects each partner’s needs. Learning a few key tools and change everything.
I offer family therapy for families struggling with adapting to a number of issues and want to be seen in a group, a couple or individual sessions with children/adolescents. There are many issues that threaten family harmony, such as divorce, major life changes, adapting to the challenges of adolescence, overcoming a traumatic experience, a death in the family, coping with substance abuse and mental health issues in the family and general parenting, among other relevant issues. Group sessions allow me to observe family interactions and communication first-hand. In order to meet a family’s needs, we can configure those participating in sessions differently as both parents and siblings and other relevant members cannot always attend at the same time. If child therapy is necessary, then parents are highly encouraged to participate as without them in most session, therapy is often less effective. Depending on the intensity of the situation, I can offer longer sessions, several sessions a week or other combinations. Crisis Counseling A crisis, in terms of mental health, is defined as a situation or event where the person feels overwhelmed or unable to cope. Most individuals seek therapy when they feel overwhelmed and or lost and feel that they are in crisis. A typical crisis may include a death in the family, being let go at your job, or a rough ending to a relationship. People are emotional beings, and crisis counseling may help one deal with feelings such as being frightened, anxious, or depressed.
In crisis counseling, a Psychotherapist, works to provide mental health support and guidance to his or her client through a difficult time. It has been proven that psychotherapy helps individuals cope their emotion more effectively. Crisis counseling, then, works to reduce emotional pain, provide a safety net, and develop a plan to increase your sense of well-being. These mental health skills can help a person improve their quality of life.
What you may be feeling could last only a few weeks and it particularly, is focused on helping you during the time of a crisis. There are a few common step that describe the process of crisis counseling, and focuses on these steps:
1. Assess the situation 2. Educating the client 3. Offering support 4. Development of coping skills
Hope you will consider, me to help you through this difficult time.