There are several options when it comes to choosing the right therapy model for you or your family. I listen to the needs of my clients to help them decide on the best approach for their situation.
I believe that the therapy process is a unique relationship that can allow you to feel safe while exploring behavior patterns that are getting in the way of your enjoyment in life. Life gives us challenges but we can make it harder by holding on to old beliefs and behavior patterns that no longer serve a useful purpose. While the primary focus in individual therapy is on the present it is important to understand the influence of our past. Once that energy is freed you are able to make better choices in your life and relationships and live life to your full potential.
The goal for family therapy is to provide the opportunity for all members to be heard and to identify their needs. Education about communication and boundary issues sets the stage for the resolution of conflict with creative problem solving.
I am also available to meet with extended family to help resolve family conflicts that may have happened recently or are of longstanding duration.
Couples Therapy and Co-parenting
At its best the couple relationship nurtures and allows us to grow as individuals. At its worse it is a destructive and painful process. In couples therapy the focus is again on identifying and understanding needs. I use the nonviolent communication approach as a way to help couples correct destructive patterns and learn healthier ways to respond. In co-parenting with separated or divorced couples the goal is to improve communication and understand the needs of the child or children.
EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping is based on acupuncture. Instead of needles it uses acupressure. Teaching clients to tap on themselves while talking about emotional upset helps them to reprocess negative emotion in a healthier way. It provides another tool to achieve better emotional health and can be used with adults and children.
Contact JoAnn Rodrigues, LMFT By phone: 925-820-4443 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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