Problems within relationships can impact your overall physical and mental health. They can also have negative effects on job performance, stress level, other relationships, and overall happiness. Our relationship counselors work with patients experiencing distress in many types of relationships including romantic relationships, friendships, work relationships, and family relationships.
As our name, Renewed Relationships, suggests, we believe that there is hope for renewal for every relationship. We do not push people to stay in or move away from relationships, though we provide support to them if they feel they need to make one of these decisions. We help patients determine their goals for their relationships and provide guidance in helping them achieve these goals. Normally both parties of the relationship are seen together, though we also work with individuals to determine how they can improve their relationship, even if the other party is not able to come to counseling, such as a work relationship or in a case in which one spouse is not willing to attend.
We use Emotionally Focused Therapy when working with individuals and couples to improve their relationships. These techniques help patients identify the communication patterns, behaviors, and environmental factors contributing to the stress in the relationship, and clearly communicate expectations held by both parties. We help patients learn to identify their individual roles and responsibilities within the relationship, as well as the dynamic between both people that contributes to the overall health of the relationship.