I work with grief/loss, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, adult children of alcoholics/addicts and struggles with substance abuse.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA
In working with couples I focus on process rather than content when addressing conflicts; examining how you interact rather than on what (content) you argue about. Can you truly listen to your spouse/partner and look at things from his/her point of view? How do you show that you are really listening and understanding? My goal is to help you both identify and externalize negative interaction patterns and teach you effective communication that lead to win-win outcome for you.
I work with people who experience many kinds of loss - marital separation, relationship break-up, divorce, death, or death of a pet. CHILDHOOD LOSSES can be defined as a child or teen who becomes parentified i.e., assumes a parental role. A child who has to assume adult responsibilities before he/she is ready can carry insecurity, anxiety and depression into adulthood.