There are many reasons individuals come for therapy, yet the common themes are often to experience less emotional duress, more meaning and purpose, less conflict, and healthier relationships- both with self and others. Whether you are an adult individual, a partner, or a parent, life can feel heavy and limiting at times which often lends to repeating the same behaviours or patterns that perpetuate the very concerns that brought you to therapy. Discovering the root of these concerns and the internal and external factors that may challenge your ability to cope, can support you to create the differences you wish to experience in your life.
"Understanding is the precursor to change."
Many of the challenges that couples and families experience are often a result of a conflict in values, unmet emotional needs and communication styles. These ruptures in the relationships provide opportunities for reparation in a way that is collaborative and meets the needs of all individuals involved.
Whether you are looking to repair aspects of your relationship with your partner, child or family member, addressing your concerns in a supportive space that honors each individuals respective experiences invites an open dialouge of respect and opportunities for repair. I will offer an objective and balanced perspective in addressing the concerns you have identified while encouraging active participation from each person.
My practical and collaborative approach in supporting couples and families draws from tenets of Emotional Focused therapy and Narrative therapy. Collaboration is key and reflects a shared responsibility for creating change in this process. If you are seeking someone to hold shared accountability from a place of compassionate curiosity, I may be a fit for you.
Awareness and compassion are key to creating pathways for change.
Parenting brings its own bittersweet moments that can challenge our capacity for certainty and compassion. There are times we question what is best and what is easiest and what we know. Determining the good enough solution rests with balancing your personal values with your child's individual needs.Whether you are a parent of a child, teen, or young adult, the worries and complexities this role brings can feel overwhelming and uncertain at times.
Determining when to step in and when to step back is a common challenge for parents. There is no one answer as each circumstance has its own context for which to explore. Just know that you are not alone in this dance of parenting and individuating from our kids is one of the most complex issues parents experience.
Together we will explore your concerns about your child(ren) and identify ways to balance your needs with the unexpressed needs of your child that strengthens the relationship and honors your role as an individual beyond the myriad of roles you assume.
Conflict in relationships is a universally shared experience that often stem from a range of factors:
Therapy can help by:
"First you accept, then you become peaceful."- Maxime Logace
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