Let’s Talk Family!
Do you have a family issue? Perhaps, you’re having relationship problems. If you do, don’t just try to solve the problem on your own. There are several benefits if you ask for family counseling assistance from a professional family counselor. Here are what you’ll get:
Verbalize Issues and Feelings
It’s a fact that many people can’t or hesitate to verbalize their feelings and confide their feelings in a therapist. It is very natural to be uncomfortable verbalizing your feelings to someone you don’t know that well. However, there is nothing to be embarrassed about. Therapists are trained listeners. They will not judge you or your issues. They will listen and respond to your feelings and issues, helping you to verbalize your feelings and problems.
Get Solutions and Help
There are things you can do to improve your relationship, such as, taking responsibility, apologizing, valuing each other’s differences, and working on specific problems. These are just a few of them. Although it may be tempting to believe that your partner’s bad behavior is a reflection of how your relationship is going, this is not always the case. Talk to your counselor about how you can work on specific problems. They can help you create a plan of action, how and when to implement it, and how to troubleshoot issues if they come back.
Overcome Barriers and Risks
When you are going through an emotionally difficult time, you may be scared to ventilate your feelings and discuss your problem with your family. You may also be too involved in your relationship to realize that you are validating your partner’s behavior by choosing to stay in the relationship. Your counselor will encourage you to talk about your problems and set boundaries. They will help you to understand that you are valuing yourself, your needs, and your boundaries and not your partner’s behavior.
Adrien Survol Rivin PSYD is the family counselor you need! If you need the assistance in Sherman Oaks, CA, give me a call at (818) 784-7107.