The Relationship Expert
Licensed Psychologist in Pismo Beach & Los Osos
Couples who see me for counseling won’t just learn new communication skills. Those can certainly help for a time. But stopping there addresses the symptom, while neglecting the problem. The result is that couples are likely to need to come back to counseling again later when a new symptom arises.
If you are feeling estranged from your partner, with Emotionally Focused Therapy we will get to the root of what is keeping you from feeling emotionally safe in your relationship. The two of you can start to truly understand one another on a deeper level.
That includes how you manage conflict, but it also means you get to start rebuilding a relationship of trust. You, as a couple, start finding ways to say, “I’m excited about your hopes for the future,” and, “No matter what happens, I’ve got your back.”
Here are some ways I help couples:
“Going through the process and having her support changed the way I was thinking…I think everyone’s needs are different but I also think that Dr. Lisa is willing to meet people right where they are.” Read more…