After nearly 20 years of practice, I have found a relatable, engaged, and genuine approach are foundations to achieving growth and balance.
Therapist in Seattle, WA
Like a fingerprint, every relationship has its own unique print or balance. A plethora of issues can disrupt our relationship’s balance: affairs, addictions, ex-partners, blended families, grief/loss, and major life transitions just to name a few. Major issues in our relationship can also create secondary problems that further push us into dysfunction. Sometimes we need to reconstruct the very foundation of our relationship and find a new balance, while other times minor tune-ups are needed.
We start where you are, here and now. We begin looking to our relationships, beliefs, feelings, dreams, as well as other, sometimes unknown parts of our psyche to better understand where our anxiety is coming from. Processing in this way can help us find ways to reduce the negative effects anxiety has on our lives.
As with anxiety, depression can be caused and fed by many factors; not to mention symptoms of depression can vary widely from person to person. Together we dig into your experiences and the narratives created by those experiences.
Codependency means so much more than enabling with someone you love and today this idea has expanded to include adults who may or may not have lived with an addict. Codependency can more accurately be defined as the tendency to put others needs before your own; accommodating to others to such a degree that you tend to discount or ignore your own feelings, desires and basic needs.
Psychodynamic therapy puts emphases on the psychological cause of emotional pain. Self-reflection and self-examination are its major focus, relying on the bond between the therapist and patient as its main tool. While it aims to alleviate ones negative symptoms, most importantly, its goal is helping people to live balanced, more satisfied lives.
Relational Therapy (RT) is an approach rooted in Psychodynamic Therapy. Psychodynamic therapy puts emphases on the psychological cause of emotional pain. Self-reflection and self-examination are its major focus. RT asserts the relationship is in fact what is needed for true reflection, examination, and ultimately change. Major tenants of RT are the therapist's stance, authenticity, presence, reflection, and engagement.