THERAPY FOR COUPLES AND FAMILIES

We work with couples to restore a better level of communication, relatedness, and dynamics for those who experience relationship distress.

 

The reasons for distress can include 

  • poor communication skills,

  • incompatibility,

  • lack of empathy,

  • constant blaming,

  • parenting dissonance

or problems arising from a broad spectrum of psychological or emotional challenges that include

  • domestic violence,

  • alcoholism,

  • depression,

  • anxiety, 

  • mental illness or

  • stress.

 

By facing the unhealthy dynamics developed between the couple, we work through the conflicting verbal communication, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, removing barriers, developing practices and norms that create a higher sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. 

 

Sometimes, the couple's problem reflects individual issues. Depression and the quality of couple relationships are closely intertwined with each other. It is not possible to generalize about which comes first, or to define a straightforward chain that created it. The relationship can best be described as one of mutual influence.

Intervening to support the couple's relationship has proven to be an effective and acceptable approach to treating depression, and there are strong grounds for claiming that working with the couple, not only benefits partners directly, it also has the capacity to prevent depression in the extended family through its indirect effects on children. 

 

To better deliver and serve a myriad of emotional problems that relationships present with, we have trained and offer sessions applying the methods of:

 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Gestalt for couples

  • Imago Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy

646-580-8244 

  • Antonieta Contreras
  • Antonieta Contreras

7th AVE, NEW YORK, NY, USA

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