I believe in the power of relationship and invite my clients to join in a deep and transformative journey.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD
Working with couples is some of the most important work that I do. I don't believe that it has to be too late to have people rediscover each other and create the lives that they want to leave. Couples work bridges gender, in that it mainly involves two people who want to make their relationship work, whatever else is going on. Esther Perel has said that couples work often involves making sense of a play which you didn't know you were auditioning for. Quitting is the easy thing, a last resort.
Grief is technically defined as an emotional reaction to an irrevocable loss. It can affect different aspects of our lives. Although it's usually associated with the loss of a loved one, there are other conditions that lead to bereavement. This can be the end of a marriage, as well as physical losses, such as a chronic medical condition, diminishing vision or a struggle with another important person in your life that can not be redeemed.
Although people bring in outside problems to me, my training has shown me that what happens between us plays out in the rest of your life. How we are with each other can give you the tools to take with you into the world in order to respond to yourself and others in a deep and meaningful way. I see therapy as a collaboration more than education.
People are the only creatures on earth who are truly aware of their existence, which is a benefit and a burden. Setting time aside to look at our meaning and purpose is never wasted. This sort of work is why I am a believer in not setting artificial limits for time spent in therapy, since all of us are evolving, hopefully for the better.
I don't know of anybody who has not experienced anxiety, but it's most difficult when it clouds our judgement or gets in the way of considering effective options. Learning to slow down can be useful and can allow you to consider your options from a safer position. That is a basic purpose of the therapy room.
New, unexpected, or unanticipated events can challenge our ability to cope. There can also be those occasions when we realize that it is our situation that is toxic, not us. In any case, it can help to have someone to help us make sense of what's going on and perhaps to find a special kind of liberation from the possible risk of certain situations