Improving the relationship we all have with ourselves (the inner relationship) is the foundational goal of counseling. I love helping couples, individuals, and families resolve what seem like unsurmountable challenges by turning their focus to their inner relationships. Often, unveiling the details of this relationship and the tone of our inner dialogue can shed light on our emotions and boundaries. This understanding teaches us how to protect those boundaries without offending our families and significant others.
Personal and Social Needs
As individuals, we’re driven by two fundamental needs; the personal need to control our own destinies and the social need to connect meaningfully with others. Unfortunately, we are not always adept at meeting both needs harmoniously. If our inner relationships are not strong, we may find ourselves defining ourselves by our relationships with others. This often makes us feel as though we’re losing control over our own destinies, and the initial feeling of love is replaced by other, mismanaged or misunderstood emotions.
The second fundamental goal of counseling is to realize that, with a strong inner relationship, the relationships we have with others no longer define us. We can feel good about ourselves regardless of our imperfections, and we can love others deeply without compromising who we are.
The Big Picture
Relationships of all kinds, but especially between couples, are tested when the emotional feeling of love dims over time. I love treating couples particularly because of this challenge. The fights we often believe are unresolvable are exactly what we need to explore the bigger picture—how our inner relationships contribute to these issues.
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The ultimate goal of counseling is to improve our connections with family and loved ones by recognizing the dynamics of our own inner relationships. Please know that, throughout your counseling, you are the leader and I am your resource. I want you to take full responsibility for what you want to change and work at a pace that is truly your own. If you’d like to set an appointment, call my office in Trophy Club, TX, today at 817-729-7807, or select a service by visiting our online appointment scheduler.