Couples therapy

Family TherapyHelps couples — married or not — understand and resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Couples therapy gives couples the tools to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.

The duty and function of a relationship counselor or couple's therapist is to listen, respect, understand and facilitate better functioning between those involved.

 

The basic principles for a counselor include:

  • Provide a confidential dialogue, which normalizes feelings
  • To enable each person to be heard and to hear themselves
  • Provide a mirror with expertise to reflect the relationship's difficulties and the potential and direction for change
  • Empower the relationship to take control of its own destiny and make vital decisions
  • Deliver relevant and appropriate information

As well as the above, the basic principles for a couples therapist also include:

  • To identify the repetitive, negative interaction cycle as a pattern.
  • To understand the source of reactive emotions that drive the pattern.
  • To expand and re-organize key emotional responses in the relationship.
  • To facilitate a shift in partners' interaction to new patterns of interaction.
  • To create new and positively bonding emotional events in the relationship
  • To foster a secure attachment between partners.

Common core principles of relationship counseling and couple's therapy are:

  • Respect
  • Empathy
  • Tact
  • Consent
  • Confidentiality
  • Accountability
  • Expertise
  • Evidence based
  • Certification, ongoing training and supervision

 

Individual psychotherapy

Involves regularly scheduled talks between the patient and one of our mental health professionals. The sessions may focus on current or past problems, experiences, thoughts, feelings, or relationships.

 

In our private and comfortable counseling offices, where we serve clients in the greater Yolo County area, you'll find a safe space to let go. With caring and honest insight, we'll help you:

  • Achieve higher self-esteem.

  • Develop a more positive self-image as you learn more about yourself and human nature.

  • Gain a healthy self-respect and dignity as you learn about behavior triggers.

  • Change self-defeating patterns by understanding their root causes.

  • Relieve anxiety, depression, and social problems.

  • Overcome fear of intimacy and enhance the quality of your relationships.