TEENS, ADULTS, COUPLES & FAMILIES
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” This age-old saying is meant to express the process of transitioning stress, concern, and hardship into something sweet and tasty. We all have our lemons. At times it may feel like a bag of lemons. Its sour taste tells us that we are hurt, depressed, anxious, stressed, or unloved.
The process of individual therapy may assist you to access your full potential. Individual therapy may be a transformative process as you discover your strengths, talents, and resources. Lemonade may taste like increased self-esteem, confidence, self-care, mindfulness, and healthy relationships.
Couplehood is a very complex process. In it, couples merge their greatest strengths and weaknesses with each other’s. It is a great challenge even when everything seems to be working well. In couples therapy, clients learn the art of compromise and communication. It is a helpful skill to express your thoughts, emotions, and needs to your partner. Couples therapy is a place to learn how to increase intimacy, problem solve, and fight safe and fairly.
Family is a complex social institution meant to provide basic needs, safety, growth, nurturing and love. The family is the solar system of our world. It is the intersection where each individual meet one another to compromise their needs. No one family system is the same. Each family system is unique and unlike any other. The family is a Rubik’s Cube of diverse experiences where we learn to care for, model behavior and support one another.
Imagine that the earth suddenly decides to rotate in the opposite direction. Life as we know it will change. The seasons. The calendar. Day and nights will shift. Chaos would result and mere survival would be threatened.
When a couple struggles with infidelity, disease, divorce, and unemployment – the system shifts. When parents learn their child has been bullied, has a learning disability, has experienced abuse and addictions – the system shifts.
Family therapy is designed to strengthen all members of the family and to re-align themselves with the strengths and uniqueness of their solar system. Family therapy supports healthy communication to solve conflict while providing strategies to strengthen relationships both specific to the individual as well as the system as a whole.
Working with Teens
Well, ummm... Yeah. We totally like to work with teens. No problem.