Every couple, every family, every friendship goes through ups and downs. Relationship problems are the most frequent issues identified by clients seeking therapeutic support. Stress can come from the hurt of past traumas, alcohol or substance abuse. Poor health, the bad economy and the strains of everyday life may add to the difficulty of maintaining satisfying relationships. Unresolved feelings of mistreatment or neglect may leave you feeling depressed and anxious. You may feel that you carry a burden of low self-esteem and difficulty in becoming and staying closely attached to your partner or friends.
Understanding yourself, your personal history and the people in your life help to make you more aware and resilient. Identifying and building upon your strengths creates new and successful coping mechanisms.