The way you communicate with someone says a lot about who you are. Knowing how to appropriately communicate with others is vital to healthy relationships and career success. In therapy, we will address and change maladaptive communication patterns and learn healthier and easier ways to communicate with others. Therapy can increase relationship satisfaction, reduce misinterpretation, and can be the difference between keeping or losing your significant other or your job. Together we can identify the communication styles and behaviors that will be helpful in developing better relationships.
Sometimes, it is necessary to have both parties present to work on communication. Relationship counseling requires willingness to accept personal accountability of your own part in the conflict. Disagreements and arguments are normal, but when insults, criticism, intimidation, threats, humiliation, or stonewalling become commonplace, the negative communication can tear down the relationship and can enter the realm of verbal or emotional abuse. Therapy can also serve as a safe place for couples or families to come to learn to communicate appropriately and discuss heated or personal topics with the therapist as the mediator. Discussing these issues in therapy can ease the fear of communicating with others and bring harmony back into their conflicting relationships. Let me help you rebuild and strengthen relationships through implementing healthy communication skills.
Signs That Communication and Relationship Therapy May Be Helpful For You:
- You frequently get into fights or heated arguments with others.
- You have difficulty identifying and communicating Feelings Effectively.
- You have poor communication and relationships with friends, family, significant others, employers, or professors.
- You don’t talk about it.
- You don’t know how to talk about it.
- You bottle things up until you can’t take it anymore.
- You don’t think before you speak.
- You lie or are secretive to avoid difficult conversations.
- You can be manipulative or controlling.
- You have lack of assertiveness and boundaries with others.