I work based on the idea that we heal in relationship. Because I have seen it many times, I believe you can recover from anger and get unstuck and out of the same old patterns. Trust can be rebuilt after betrayal and you can renew the intimacy that brought you together in the first place. Communication problems do not have to escalate to the point that they get out of control.
I work with all types of couples: married, same sex, living together, dating or engaged.
Working with couples is my favorite work because it is through primary relationships that we live out our lives. We are born into families and live out most of our lives attached to one family or another. All that we know and experience about ourselves, we understand within the context of our relationships.
All relationships are sacred. We all want relationships of meaning and deep connection, which is why they are so intense. Our relationships can cause us both the greatest joy and the greatest sorrow. They are the most important life experience.
During couples counseling, you will practice how to communicate effectively with your partner to feel happier.
Even if your partner won’t come in, there is still help available for you. You can come in on your own. If you feel yourself holding back emotionally, sexually, or physically, counseling can help. You communicate more effectively, get your needs met, and feel happier in your relationship.
Segal Psychotherapy offers help for individuals. Individual counseling is an inner journey focused on YOUR goals. It is a collaborative effort that will help you shift out of the patterns that no longer serve you and steer you toward the life you desire.
After counseling, people often experience: more fulfilling relationships, healed past hurts, the ability to manage your anger and your anxiety, the ability to cope more effectively with life changes, increased self esteem and feeling more balanced and whole. In general, after counseling you may feel more in control of your life.
If your past is holding you back because of painful memories, I use a method with proven success for trauma resolution (EMDR) that can help you.
I am affirming of GLBT clients and couples.