Relationship & Couples Therapy in Westlake Village, CA
Does it feel like you keep landing in that same relationship pattern that you’ve been trying to grow out of? Like you are stuck in a clash with your partner or a feeling of hopelessness thinking things can never change. Or that the hurt has become so deep you don’t know if and how you will ever heal it and move on.
Maybe your trust has been betrayed, or you are stuck in a narcissistic abuse cycle.
You may feel like you aren’t present or connected
Like you don’t have a voice — can’t say what’s on your mind.
Sometimes it’s so hard to stay true to yourself when others cannot let you be who you are
You may feel afraid of letting others close and finding real true intimacy
Maybe you wonder if you’ll ever be able to trust anyone again
You might fear you will never find the right partner and end up always feeling alone
You try harder to be better and wait for the love and approval of the other person, but you feel powerless in the relationship
Struggling in your relationships can be one of the most painful things. We are relational beings and we need to feel connected, seen and heard. We not only need others to love and to feel companionship, but we also thrive and grow as individuals in healthy relationships and healthy families.
You are also, always in a relationship with yourself. How you think and feel about yourself, your inner voice, your old beliefs, and how you show up (or not) in the world all have an impact on how you can thrive and grow in your own life.
So much richness comes from being your most authentic self in all your relationships. It's also one of the most challenging things to do. The impact of early experiences, family history, belief systems, and organizing principles color how safe you feel to bring your full self to your relationships.
DEVELOPING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Getting help for yourself and your relationships supports you in:
Finding real closeness and intimacy in your loving relationships
Getting unstuck from old patterns and growing your capacity to be your real self
Becoming a better communicator in all your relationships
Knowing yourself well so you can create closeness and live a full, authentic, and meaningful life
How Couples Counseling and family therapy can help
Therapy to help your relationship with yourself, or Couples Counseling and Family Therapy to heal and strengthen couple or family relationships, can give you the awareness and tools you need to really thrive.
Therapy can help you by building understanding of what you bring to your relationships, learning what your partner brings, what you each need, and how you let each other know about that. This process can be tough to do alone, but with a therapist guiding, facilitating, and digging a bit deeper, you can more readily move through and out of those stuck patterns. Then you can really open up a flourishing, deeply connected, and healthy relationship. You and your relationship will grow.
Do you need help getting there? I’m a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and I would love to support you with your relationship health, either through your own therapy, or through Couples Counseling or Family Therapy. Just click the “Get Started Now” button to begin.