Relationships

WOMEN’S THERAPIST SERVING NY, CT, FL

Individual Relationship Therapy for Women

Deepen your connection to yourself and the people you love.

It’s difficult to feel fulfilled when your relationships are struggling.

Our relationships are such important parts of our lives—when they’re “off,” everything else often feels that way too. Maybe you’re noticing communication breakdowns where they didn’t used to be, responses you feel guilty or ashamed of, or situations where you struggle to speak up for what you want or need.

You believe that change is possible here, but you’re not quite sure how to go about making it happen.

WHAT WE CAN WORK ON

Individual relationship therapy is a space just for you.

The bottom line is:

No matter the kind of relationship, they can all be incredibly stressful.

Romantic Relationships

No one anticipates seeking out therapy for their relationship with their partner. Something that once felt so exciting has now become exhausting, frustrating, or uncertain.

You might feel exhausted with the communication breakdowns that keep happening and want help identifying how to improve those, or you may be seeking support in addressing the deeper impacts of past experiences and how they’re influencing your relationship today. Maybe you’re dealing with questions related to the future for your partner and you and need a space where you can process that.

In individual relationship therapy, you’ll have the space to work through all of this at your own pace. By understanding yourself and your role better, you can begin making changes that leave you feeling empowered and more deeply connected to yourself and your partner.

Parenting

Being a parent can be extremely stressful and produce a lot of anxiety. Many of my clients express frustration and question why their children behave in certain ways. You may be exhausted and sick of yelling all the time or simply struggling with managing the day-to-day responsibilities of motherhood without resentment or burnout. 

You love your child so much, but you don’t know how to better address these issues on your own. If you’re motivated to learn better strategies and are seeking guidance and non-judgmental support from someone who has worked for years providing hands-on parenting coaching, then I’m your go-to person! Often mothers experience guilt, anxiety, and constant exhaustion – I know, I’ve been there! In therapy you can learn how to better connect with your child and learn the root cause for certain behaviors.

Adoption

If you’re an adoptive mom…

It can be really upsetting when people imply that your child isn’t really your own (which is completely untrue!), or that your child’s behavioral issues are your fault (also untrue!). Perhaps your child is starting to ask questions about his or her birth parents and you don’t know what to say, or maybe you are questioning whether or not to tell him or her about his or her birth parents. 

If you’re a birth mom…

How do you respond when someone asks you if you have children or asks you how many children you have? These kinds of questions are really difficult. The feelings involved in having someone else parent and raise the child you gave birth to, whether it was your choice or not, can be really confusing, difficult to process, and sometimes hard to manage.

You might have tried therapy before but didn’t find it helpful. Adoption is a specialty, and not every therapist has the competency training or the experience to understand the unique challenges of it. It can be a huge help to feel supported by someone who “gets it.”

I have completed the rigorous training and received accreditation by the Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E) so that I can help you figure out how to answer difficult adoption-related questions and help you to figure out how to navigate its unique challenges.

“Beneath every behavior there is a feeling, and beneath each feeling there is a need. When we meet that need rather than focusing on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause not the symptom.”

-Anonymous