Our relationships with other people can at times be extremely rewarding, while at other times incredibly challenging. As human beings, we are social creatures and have a basic need and desire to connect with each other. However, this is not always as easy as we would like it to be.
Do you find it difficult to make friends, or are you unsatisfied with the quality of the friendships that you have? Are you experiencing conflict or power struggles at work or with your family members? Do you seem to keep finding yourself repeating the same unhealthy and dysfunctional patterns in your romantic relationships?
Therapy can help you to identify and modify the negative thoughts and beliefs that you may be carrying around with you from your early childhood relationships that are affecting your current relationships with others, as well as with yourself (read more in the Self-Esteem section). Let me help you learn to say no, set boundaries, and be assertive when others aren’t respecting your limits. Couples and family therapy can be especially helpful in bringing ineffective dynamics and communication to light, and improving each member’s ability to express their feelings, as well as to hear and acknowledge what their partner or family member is experiencing.