Relationships are both wonderful and difficult to manage at times. They can be a source of joy and a source of frustration. When conflicts arise in relationships, the joy once felt is easily forgotten and all the focus is placed on what is not working within the relationship. Old wounds often resurface, reminding each person involved of the pain that comes with the relationship. When this happens, it becomes difficult to recognize the positives within the relationship. Family relationships and intimate relationships can be difficult to manage when there is more focus on the negative aspects of the relationship.
When couples and families step into my office, I make sure to provide a safe space for everyone to express their feelings. I encourage intentional listening, as well as self-reflection to assist each person involved in recognizing what they bring to the relationship. I gently challenge each person in the relationship to notice the impact of their behavior on the other people involved. I encourage forgiveness and increased awareness of the positive interactions that can take place once healing is allowed.
If you are struggling in either a family or intimate relationship, feel free to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation to see if I will be a good fit for you, your partner, or your family. In the event that you are experiencing an emergency, or mental health crisis, please contact 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.