Throughout life, we are sometimes confronted with what can feel like overwhelming challenges. During times of stress even the best of us can become anxious, angry or confused. When under stress, positive communication with loved ones can break down and relationships can become filled with tension. This ends up making us feel frustrated and unhappy.
If you’re feeling stuck or are having trouble adjusting to a new transitions, a qualified therapist can help.
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Are you looking for new ways to understand what has been troubling you? Would you like help learning positive coping strategies to alleviate anxiety, depression and stress? Do you need support healing from a traumatic past, or coaching to overcome fears and self-doubt? I can guide you to a more authentic state of awareness, and teach you tools that will help improve your success in school, work, relationships, and creative pursuits.
Every family is different. Whether married, single, divorced, adopting, fostering, or creating a blended family, understanding temperamental differences
is essential. I can offer parenting support even when a child’s behavior is difficult or parents are carrying a heavy load. A family's health and happiness will benefit when parents set appropriate limits, improve communication and learn how to talk to children so they will listen. Married and divorced parents can learn to problem solve together, rather than react, to challenging moods and behaviors.
Daily relationship struggles and "walking on eggshells" around a partner is not healthy; it is emotionally draining. Many factors cause stress for couples, and healthy relationships require dedicated effort. Positive, clear communication and understanding your partner's needs is key.
Therapy can help you decipher how negative communication patterns, or mis-matched attachment styles are causing problems in your relationship. Together, we can look at what might be getting in the way of a fulfilling, secure relationship.
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