Looking at academic research or common magazines one can easily note that communication is the cornerstone of all successes and discrepancies in relationships. Learn how communicating with your partner can be a comforting and soothing experience. For, in the best or worst of times, good communication connects you with your partner, alleviating the pain caused by the world's injustices, leaving you both feeling safe and loved.
When we face difficult times and our partner seems to not understand, seemingly always trying to give solutions rather than listen, we see our partner's efforts as signs and reasons to prove they don't care about what we feel or think, that the relationship is on the rocks, and blame them for relationship mistakes. Their efforts feel as though they make your home as dangerous or unpredictable as the outside world. We go on by thinking: "If only s/he would just ______, we'd get along; everything would be perfect." If only it were that simple or true.
During the counseling process you will learn communication and relationship skills based upon research conducted for more than 40 years and has been shown to be effective with infidelity, mental illness, and addiction. The skills combine the ideology of therapeutic theories of Gottman, Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, and communication skills developed from my experience and study of couple communication. Call for a free consultation to learn more: 916.234.3346.
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David Clark can be reached at 916.234.3346. He is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, IMF#103359 employed by Hope for Healthy Families, a 501(3)(c) non-profit and charitable corporation in California. David is supervised by Regina Isabel K'burg, LMFT #86991.