Couples counseling can be tricky as we aren't just dealing with the obvious areas of disagreement. We're also working with patterns of thinking and behaving coming from each person's childhood. If a partner tends to feel sensitive to rejection due to frequently experiencing this as a child, he or she may well interpret something the partner did as rejecting when it was not. Attachment experiences with parents and others can be explored because they can strongly influence one's ability to function well and maintain friendships and relationships down the line.
We'll explore communication as it is a major contributor to and perpetuator of partner disagreements, hurt and anger. You can learn what is really going on during your arguments, how to self-soothe and how to turn these situations around.
Treatment involves brain, mind and body interventions. Individual characteristics, both experientially and biologically-based, are examined to see how these partner qualities interact, how they contribute to the health, both good and bad, of a relationship, and what shifts in thought and deeds will lead to the development of a great relationship.
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