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We are the ones we have been waiting for . – June Jordan
We have many types of relationships with people- family, friends, intimate partners, and colleagues. Any relationship can bring about turmoil.
Whether you’re in a monogamous relationship with a partner, something you prefer not to define, or single- every relationship (and the quest for one) takes work.
Even if there’s more tension between you than there used to be and being together doesn’t feel as easy as it used to, you find that arguing (often about repetitive issues) has become one of your primary modes of communication, or you just don’t feel as connected as you once were, we can shift these patterns.
Maybe you feel heartbroken and frustrated because you can’t seem to find the right person for you and you’re beginning to wonder if you ever will; let’s figure out what’s happening.
I work with people who experience symptoms of anxiety and depression, those who suffer from addiction and its effects, people who notice chronic negative patterns in one or more of their relationships that they want to change, and those who experience a lack of fulfillment in some aspect of their lives. I help my clients find out why they are engaging in certain patterns (so that they can stop doing it and prevent an encore) and give them helpful strategies to abate maladaptive patterns to achieve and maintain the lives they want. Often, people aren’t dealing with a mental illness or something pathological; they’re just experiencing the pain that accompanies life. Together, we can work through it and understand where it’s coming from so that you can grow from it.
I provide my clients with EMDR Therapy when it is indicated. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy is a psychodynamic protocol for treating the symptoms of trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, chronic pain, and more. To find out more about it click here. You can also find out more and review the research by visiting www.emdria.org.
Sex and Intimacy:
Help with sex and intimacy is a subject about which many of my clients seek my help. I see people who often have a desire to share deep parts of themselves, but have barriers that keep them from doing so, patterns that seem to allow them only to go so far. I have noticed that many people have a hard time asking for what they want from partners out of fear. My clients go on to enjoy healthy and fulfilling relationships.
Natalie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco. In addition to San Francisco, Natalie serves Berkeley, Oakland, and the Peninsula.
She is located at:
870 Market St., Ste. 1055
San Francisco, Ca. 94102.