Relationships are hard. They require constant work and dedication and nurturing. They can be easily put on the back burner to deal with all the other distractions in life – careers, children, health, in-laws, finances, etc…
A healthy relationship can be derailed by
- Good intentions with poor executions
- One sided decision making
- Not feeling appreciated
- Lack of trust
Couples therapy can help get your relationship to a place where both partners feel loved, satisfied, trusted, and valued.
Couples in therapy can expect that both sides will be heard. The therapist will help the couple develop empathy for one another and to engage in specific exercises to accurately listen and respond to one another. Working with trained marriage and family therapists, the couple can expect to be held as the expert in their relationship. No two relationships are the same.
Anxiety and Therapy
There are several treatment options for someone who experiences anxiety, including therapy. Using a cognitive behavioral approach, clients can learn specific coping skills to control negative symptoms. Therapy can help clients look deeper, uncovering additional life factors that lead to out of control feelings. One common theme found in clients that experience anxiety is the inability to say no to others. Healthy boundaries may limit excessive worry. The Four Agreements is an excellent read on healthy boundaries. Mindfulness is another helpful tool in developing coping skills. Mindfulness involves
- mind-body connection
- focus on self
- staying in the present
Progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery are additional helpful tools. These methods focus on a mind and body connection as well as goal setting. They can also limit traumatic symptoms. Clients can develop these skills in the safe and confidential therapy room. Many therapeutic interventions, once mastered, can be used by clients any time. Clients should practice these regularly.
Medication can be useful for many clients. All prescription medication should be closely monitored and routinely evaluated for efficacy. Therapy can help clients manage any negative side effects. It can also help clients maximize the benefit of their medication. Clients may consider talking to their doctor about negative side effects addictive qualities maximizing outcomes dosing routine If anxiety or excessive worry, or feeling a loss of control, is a concern for you, schedule a consultation.