CAN YOU RELATE TO ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS?
Lately our relationship feels more like roommates rather than partners.
One (or both) of us has been under a lot of stress and our relationship is suffering.
We are wondering if and when we should start a family.
It seems like we keep having the same argument over and over again.
We are thinking about getting married and our relationship is good, but we want it to be great!
Couples therapy is a powerful way to work on your relationship together. As problems in your relationship go unresolved, they can lead to a breakdown of your relationship over time. You can learn how to use stress to bring you closer together. You can make decisions together. You can stop having the same argument over and over. You can learn the skills and tools to create and maintain the relationship you desire so that you feel connected, supported, understood and loved by your partner.
Individuals in a relationship
I wonder how to communicate with my partner so he or she will really hear me.
I need to figure out if I want to stay in my relationship.
I have some concerns about my relationship but I know my partner will never come to therapy.
Something has changed in our relationship and I am not sure how to go back to the way we used to be.
Relationship Therapy with Individuals is an effective way to create change in relationships. You can decide if your relationship is healthy for you. You can learn how to communicate your needs and feelings so that you feel heard and respected. You can learn how to improve your relationship through changing your behavior and your perspective.
I am single and feel lonely.
I’m afraid that I will be hurt so I am very cautious when it comes to relationships.
I’m not sure what makes a relationship “good” and I am not sure I am worthy of a love relationship.
I can’t seem to keep a relationship for very long and I wonder if I will ever be able to.
You can learn how to let go of past hurts, learn how to be open, let people in, attract a partner and sustain a loving relationship. Relationship Therapy for singles is an effective way to help you to feel good about who you are and what you have to offer others.
I feel like our circumstances are different than others because one (or both) of us is an athlete.
Being active or being an athlete is very important and will not change despite the circumstances of my life.
I am a professional athlete or I am married to a professional athlete and that brings it’s own set of challenges.
Relationship Therapy for Athletes is a powerful way to improve your relationship. As an athlete, you are naturally driven and results oriented. Learn how to harness the skills that make you successful as an athlete, to resolve conflict and feel love and affection for each other. You can use the challenges of being a professional athlete to bring you closer together.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM RELATIONSHIP THERAPY?
Here are some examples of results that clients experienced after working with me. Please note all names have been changed to protect confidentiality.
Tom and Carrie recently moved to Chicago for Tom’s work. They had been “drifting apart” since before their move and the change of being in a new city put additional strain on the marriage. Within a few sessions, both of them reported a different “feeling” in their marriage. They started to enjoy spending time together again and reported feeling like more of a team.
Peter feared he was no longer “in love” with his spouse. He began individual therapy to “sort out (his) feelings.” Within a few sessions, he discovered that he had been feeling very lonely for awhile and he had never known how to talk with his spouse about his needs and feelings. After a short period of therapy, he learned how to communicate his wants, needs and feelings to his spouse and was shocked when he felt heard and understood. Once he was able to do this and, in turn, practice listening to his spouse’s concerns, he reported that his relationship had been transformed and that his love life had never been better!
Jane came to therapy after a very painful break up. She indicated that she has a hard time trusting men and that she believed this was why her relationship ended. After a couple of sessions, Jane realized she was actually dating men who weren’t trustworthy and she identified a pattern of choosing men who weren’t very nice to her. Within a few months, she started dating a nice man and she trusted him without question. They are now happily married!
John and Sarah were arguing a lot and struggling with adjusting to having a new baby. In addition, John’s sports career required him to travel for 6 months out of the year. Through therapy, they were able to learn to change the way they argued so that each of them felt listened to and understood. Despite John’s hectic travel schedule, they developed ways to stay connected even when they were apart, and reported that they valued the time they had with each other when they were together.
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