For us, as therapists, any symptoms or problem behaviors that you present to us constitutes a problem. That’s what we work with you to resolve.
We work with clients who have developed maladaptive patterns of living or relating to others, to help them understand the grip and impact of these patterns of belief and emotions on their lives. To this end, we offer education to clients and, in some cases, to their family members. We also work with clients who need to develop assertive communication skills, social skills, problem-solving skills or boost their self-esteem. In the same way, we work with people who have problems with negative cognition, self-control, self-efficacy, irrational beliefs, negative self-schema, coping ability, phobic behavior or impulse control.
You tell us what symptoms that you have and we turn them into a diagnosis, and go to work, using a treatment plan that we develop collaboratively with you. Problems can come in the form of the trauma that you experience, following sexual assault or an auto accident.
We are also here for people who need to be promoted at their work place, succeed in college, be less self-critical or, generally, to attain certain life goals. A major focus of our work in couple and family counseling is on people who have problems in their intimate or marital relationships.
It can also be the loss that you feel, following the dissolution of your marriage or the death of a loved one. It can also come in the form of developmental challenges, if a child or even an adult is not meeting their developmental milestones. One thing common about problems is that they end up causing you some impairments in vital functions, such as work and family relationships.