“Conflict is your relationship trying to grow.”
-Harville Hendrix, Creator of Imago Relationship Therapy
“To be human is to need others, and this is no flaw or weakness.”
Sue Johnson, Creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy
Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? Are you and your partner stuck in the same argument loop every night? Do you feel like you and your partner are drifting away? Do you desire more intimacy with others? Or, do you struggle in one or maybe more than one important relationship in your life to feel seen, heard, and to connect? Relationships give meaning to our lives and we struggle when they aren’t working.
Underneath common patterns of emotional conflict and withdrawal lie deep attachment styles that can keep us stuck if we are without understanding of what is really beneath the surface issue and how to create connection and safety. With relationship therapy, you’ll learn awareness of unconscious patterns and how to communicate your feelings and needs, so you can experience more love and connection.
Commonly, when we say “relationship therapy”, we think of couples counseling for romantic partnerships or spouses. And usually we think of this as something we do when our romantic partnerships are in trouble.Our connections with others though is so central to our well-being that really any relationship or relational issue can be worth some mindful intentional work. For example, anything from a difficult business partnership to a struggling sibling relationship, and old wound between an adult child and an aging parent needing care, an excited young couple wanting to get their marriage off to a good start, a couple facing thier retirement togther feeling like strangers and still not over an old affair, are all situations that might be the thing that brings you to our place.
Some relational issues that bring people to therapy are:
- Attachment issues
- Addiction/Partner Addiction Support
- Balance (Work/Life/Family)
- Blended Families
- Chronic Illness
- Extended Family
- Infidelity/ betrayal
- Depression or anxiety
- Co-parenting after divorce
- Family conflict around aging parent/illness
- Dating and non-traditional relationships
- Self-awareness for singles dating
- LGBT relationship issues
The CAWB team has therapists who are specially trained in Imago Relationship Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy and a wide range of Family and Couple-oriented therapeutic approaches. Our therapists work with all types of relationships from romantic, marital/pre-marital, to family relationships between parents and teens, adult children and parents, extended families, co-workers and business partners, sibling relationships, friendships, and any variety of relationship you might want to improve. Connect with us today to feel happier with how you relate to others.