There are many reasons that people decide it is time to seek therapy. It may be for self-exploration. It may be that the person has a feeling of being stuck and has a desire for growth or change in their life. However it may also be a major life event that is causing distress. Whatever the reason, making the decision that it's time to get some assistance can be the first step in making a change.
In many relationships there may come a time when there is a sense that the relationship may be in trouble. Perhaps more intimacy is desired or perhaps there is a hope for a change in how a couple communicates. During therapy a couple may learn a lot about themselves and may learn to recognize patterns within their close relationship. Through therapy couples have the opportunity to learn how to change those patterns, reconnect with their loved ones and create the potential for a safe and secure relationship. There are also couples who are content with their relationship and choose to take part in therapy to help further strengthen their relationship.
The word family is a broad term and can refer to anything from a current immediate family, to extended family, to a family of origin or, to a family of choice. Family therapy can help because it looks at the whole system and not just one individual. In fact, research has demonstrated that even individuals benefit from quicker progress when treated within the context of the family.
Groups & Workshops
Karin will offer groups and workshops from time to time. Please check back for more information.
Other Reasons for therapy
- Anxiety - Stress - Chronic Illness - Depression - Pre-Marital therapy - Social or Cultural Issues - Sexual Difficulties - Sexuality - Trouble making or keeping satisfying relationships - Problems that follow traumatic events or abuse - Trouble communicating with others - Life-cycle challenges: e.g. aging parents, changed sexual needs, children leaving the home - Using therapy as a periodic check up to give ongoing support and insight into relationships or self-exploration
These are only a handful of reasons that people may seek therapy and by no means an exhaustive list, if you have any questions please contact Karin