Looking Within: Healing, Learning, and Growing
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I enjoy couples therapy and help couples get to the underlying areas of stress and misunderstanding in their lives. Many couples get a lot of resolution of their difficulties when they are able to work with me consistently, investing some time as they learn to look into and under their difficulties. Some couples only come in when they have got to a crisis point where one of them is severely depressed (most often the depression in the heterosexual couple is diagnosed in the woman who may be carrying the symptom more obviously) or they need to make decisions about whether to medicate or not. The depression often exists in the couple with the male manifesting anger and irritation and the female showing more classical symptoms of depression such as crying and an inability to function.
My work with couples helps them to look at their separate histories, experiences and expectations of each other. Symptoms can lift and change with more hope for thinking together as a family when you learn to listen to each other. Women may finally being able to talk about anger and the men about vulnerability and fears. Couples who deal with an infidelity can learn to look under and beyond the acting out of their frustrations, and re-commit to one another and the children. When there has been childhood trauma, treatment sometimes takes longer but understanding the source and nature of the trauma is essential to making changes.
When I work with couples with disagreements about parenting styles, I help them review and understand the parenting they received as a way to start making better choices in how to be more effective with their children, as well as find more efficient and nurturing ways to take care of their children’s needs.
Changes that occur as a result of therapy can be subtle unless a crisis is being addressed, but small changes can lead to completely different ways of thinking. This can positively impact more than just the client(s) so that entire family system can shift radically.
Consulting for a few sessions will give you a taste for how therapy can work in your life. Coming into my office to work with me is like coming into a comfortable family room where anything can be discussed – it is a warm and comforting space, not a clinical encounter. It can become the sacred psychological space from which you can grow.
21710 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste 240
Cupertino, CA 95014
Conveniently located near 101, 280, 85,
and Stevens Creek Blvd.
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Couples, Marriage, Family, and Individual Counseling, Therapy and Psychotherapy
Serving Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Mountain View, and Palo Alto California, as well as surrounding communities