RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES: COUPLE THERAPY
Sometimes communication breaks down with your partner and you don’t know how to mend the conflict and move on together. You may make repeated attempts to discuss the conflict and the impasse only gets worse. You may even have decided that the situation is hopeless and begun to withdraw.
I work with couples to identify and cut through negative interaction cycles and to access underlying emotions and needs. I honor each person, working to increase empathy and to improve communication. As your awareness of your own attachment needs and habitual responses grows, you develop the skills that allow your relationship to grow in closeness and connection. I favor working with present moment experience in sessions, using an Emotionally Focused Therapy approach.
COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS IN GENERAL
If you’ve had a falling out with a friend, relative or co-worker, knowing how to communicate effectively can go a long way toward resolving the issue. For starters, this means letting go of the need to be right, defensiveness, criticism and blame. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the art of empathic listening, heartfelt acknowledgement and compassion for yourself and the other.
In addition to my private therapy practice I have 10 years experience teaching communication skills in business settings in Manhattan as well as at the New York Open Center in a holistic continuing education counseling program.
If you want help becoming a more effective communicator in all your relationships click here.