Relationship issues, Trauma, and PTSD
DIFFICULT EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES
FREQUENT CONFLICT WITH OTHERS
DIFFICULTY SETTING BOUNDARIES
LOSS OF SOMEONE IMPORTANT OR CHANGES IN RELATIONSHIPS
DIFFICULTY WITH ANGER
FEELINGS OF REJECTION AND JEALOUSY
DIFFICULTIES TOLERATING INTIMACY AND FEELING CLOSE TO OTHERS
DEALING WITH ABUSE
COPING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE
Past and current experiences with others can be derailing. Whether it is painful memories or current conflict, trauma and relationship issues can erode our sense of safety and self esteem. We might be in frequent conflict with others, have memories of trauma intruding on our lives, have trouble resolving conflict when we do encounter it, or avoid conflict at the price of our own well-being. We can be confronted with loss through the end of an important relationship or we might fear that our own behavior could lead to the end of a relationship in the future. However we experience it, relationship issues deeply impact our mental health.
MY APPROACHES TO WORKING WITH INTERPERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
There is no one size fits all approach to therapy! After a careful assessment we will combine forces - you will provide as much information as you can about the ways you are having trouble with relationships and I will provide my psychological knowledge and experience, and of course - support!
I work with individuals to help them heal from trauma, understand the ways they think and behave in relationship with others, gain new skills in dealing with others, and to cope with difficulty in relationships. I help people identify important patterns in relationships in their lives, examine what they have learned in past relationships, and learn new ways of being in relationship with others.
I draw from the following types of therapy in working with trauma, PTSD and interpersonal issues:
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY (DBT)