Let's begin together - away from a place of limitation towards an experience of freedom.
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
Supervised by Lindsey Rosenthal 83686
We are relational beings, motivated by a need to survive that was once dictated by our very own development. Every person has a story of how they met their survival needs for love and attention. This style becomes the main drive, thereby disconnecting us from our authentic selves and placing us in a stuck-ness or feeling of limitation. Through gaining an awareness for how we are wired towards fear, we can begin to rewire ourselves towards a feeling of freedom and expansion.
In couple's counseling, I use emotionally focused therapy to gain a deeper understanding of the emotions and attachment needs of each partner. In this way, the issues of relating and communicating have more to do with what is underlying the frustrations and disconnect. The "cycle" is the problem, not the couple. Therefore, the work becomes bringing awareness to the cycle and then redefining a new shared way of bonding between partners.
Gestalt therapy is a relational, collaborative therapy where the relationship between therapist and client is a sacred tool towards understanding how you relate to yourself, others and the world around you. It brings into context the here and now of what's going on and works with you to process emotions as they come up in session. In this way, the client is becoming more aware of the their emotional experience and through that awareness, can begin to create meaning for their feelings.
Anxiety tells us something. It protects us. It is the body and the mind working together to keep us safe. We don't realize it this way, but if are only able to become more noticing of the relationship we have with it and why, we can then begin to process the underlying reasons, the locked away feelings and the history of how we've always kept ourselves resilient from harm.