Oppositional Defiant Behavior in Children and Teens
Post Traumatic Stress
Relationships and Marriage
Relationships with loved ones are very important to us all, and they can sometimes be challenging and difficult. People who care for each other can become overwhelmed by disagreements that spiral out of control into hurtful arguments. Couples therapy focuses on the relationship between the two people, married or otherwise, without blaming either person for the problems. People sometimes seek couples therapy prior to moving in together, getting married, or when considering any change in the relationship. Couples might also seek therapy when there is a feeling of dissatisfaction within the relationship, following a trauma (i.e. death, infidelity), or a significant change (i.e. a move, birth of a child). Couples therapy typically focuses on emotional connection and communication between the partners, either verbal, non-verbal, or sexual. In therapy, we will work to help each partner understand his or her role in the relationship interactions and to identify more constructive ways of communicating and engaging in the couple relationship, increasing emotional intimacy and reconstructing old patterns of behavior, resulting in more satisfying and fulfilling relationships.
Psychotherapy is useful for families affected by many issues, including divorce, illness, employment or financial issues, or distress related to mental illness, substance abuse, eating disorders, or trauma. The focus of family therapy is on healing relationships, with the goal of learning positive ways to cope with stress, practicing healthy problem solving skills, and improving communication so that conflicts can be identified and effectively resolved. A major component of counseling for families involves learning mindfulness skills, which enable family members to be less reactive, less judgmental, and more supportive, communicative and caring.
Feelings of being overwhelmed, stuck, depressed, and anxiousness are real. Mental health concerns may come on unexpectedly or have been growing for some time. They affect one’s thoughts, body, feelings, and behavior. If you are tired of feeling depressed, anxious, and generally stuck in your life, then individual therapy can help you grow and change. At Northwest Relationships, we help both individuals of all ages to be authentically connected to self and others. Individual therapy is tailored for each client and is administered in a one-to-one setting.
Parenting is one of the toughest jobs that a person will undertake in his or her lifetime, and the role is ever-changing. At Northwest Relationships, we are trained to help families move through the developmental stages of life. When working with parents and children, our approach is one rooted in a systemic approach, meaning that we consider all parts of a story when helping our clients toward healing. We focus on doing work in session that will help all family members develop the skills they need to be able to be happier at home. We also help clients with concerns related to co-parenting and blended family situations.
Through therapy services, we can provide support using methods like play therapy, psychoeducation, behavioral techniques, and other experiential exercises.
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