You may notice that there are certain issues the are occurring in a pattern that are impacting the quality of your relationships with your loved one, friends and/or family members.
- feeling very emotionally sensitive
- difficulty coping with intense emotions like sadness, anger, fear, shame, loneliness, and guilt
- difficulties with depression, anxiety or panic
- communication issues
- relationships that feel “up and down”
- not getting your needs met
- constantly in fear of losing the relationship or love
- difficulties with trust
- impulsive, unsafe behaviors
- alcohol or substance use
- difficulties controlling one’s anger
- eating issues
WHAT KINDS OF TREATMENT ARE AVAILABLE?
I see the individual to work on issues related to the relationship. This may mean cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), behavior therapy (BT) and/or dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The type of therapy may be dependent on the goals. I do not provide couples’ therapy, and am more than happy to provide referrals if a couple would like to engage in couple’s treatment.
Some DBT skills that individuals may gain could be:
- learning how to change the emotions you want to change
- learning how to ask for the things you need
- learning how to set limits and boundaries
- learning how to maintain your self-respect while still saying “no”
- learning how to get through difficult moments