and families can only be defined by their members. Couple
and family therapy serves to strengthen relationships, while
also respecting and balancing the needs of individuals.
does couple, family and individual therapy contribute to change?
Therapy can assist with reclaiming the way you see yourself,
as a unique and special individual. It can help you rebuild
your ideas of yourself and your relationships(dating, couples,
and family), offering freedom from often invisible constraints.
Therapy can aid you on the path to achieving personal growth
and a sense of direction. Therapy can help you understand
the impact of your family history on your present life, interactions
and relationships. Therapy can also assist to free you from
the impact of oppression.
does therapy involve?
Therapy involves getting to know yourself better. It offers
a chance to build and strengthen relationships. Therapy can
help you understand the patterns in your life. Therapy is
achieved through conversations, experiential exercises, guided
imagery and sometimes homework.
life transitions, and family difficulties all affect an individual's
ability to function. Individual therapy can help people face
a broad range of issues including:
depression & anxiety
guilt & shame
assault, bashing & harassment
effects of internalized oppression
& sexual issues
for Significant Others
problems that affect members of the LGBT community also affect
their children, parents, friends, and former heterosexual
partners. Therapy acknowledges their needs as part of the
coming out and relationship building process.