Inna Lee, MA, LMFT, C.C.HT
Family Relationships Therapy
Family Therapy and Relationship Counseling
Do you feel lonely or frustrated in your relationship?
Not getting the supportive understanding you need from your family?
Tired of the battles, the hurt feelings or cold shoulder?
It's so discouraging to want the nurturing of a loving home, and not get it. Instead, maybe it feels like no one can be nice and pleasant to anyone else. Maybe you can feel the tension building up, near to boiling over, and you dread another explosion.
Could be that someone in your family is creating chaos for everyone by their risky behavior, and unwise choices. Maybe one of you is influenced by a dangerous peer group, or mind-altering substances -- and it feels like the family or relationship is falling apart.
Or perhaps your partner or family simply doesn't communicate, and the silent treatment has you second guessing what's wrong. It could be that the expectations and boundaries are never made clear, but you feel a kind of pervasive disapproval hovering over your home, making it a cold and uncomfortable place to be.
Families and significant relationships are supposed to be the one place we can truly be ourselves, but when yours doesn't feel that way, it can be agony.
Family therapy or relationship counseling
can help you change the atmosphere
you are living in.
Maybe you feel like you escaped a bad situation in your family, but have ended up in a relationship where things are no different. Maybe things are actually worse with your partner than with your family.
Maybe you feel like your co-workers or friends are just recreating the kind of chaos you grew up with. If so, you might want out, but feel stuck.
Perhaps you've heard that we take our problems with us into new relationships, and you don't want that. So before you burn bridges and end relationships that might have a chance of being saved, you're looking for some help.
That's a good idea. Counseling will help you
get some perspective on what's going on
and figure out what you need to do about it.
If your family has become hard to live with, you might doubt that therapy will help. Or maybe someone in your family has suggested therapy and you imagine the therapist will take sides or be judgmental about your perspective.
I assure you that I will not declare someone right or wrong. It's not my job to pick winners and losers. That's not how family therapy works. Instead, in family therapy:
everyone has a chance to say what is bothering them
everyone can learn how to make comments that will be heard
all sides of the story are encouraged to be shared
I'll help speakers and listeners understand from each others' perspectives
I'll help you identify the hard to talk about issues
I'll help you voice what you need from other family members
you'll learn new skills for expressing touchy emotions
rules and boundaries are discussed and agreed to
consequences for infractions are negotiated between the whole family
If your desire is to have a warm, loving, harmonious home, I have the ways you are seeking to help you create that.
Call (818) 600-2034 today
and let's get started.
Maybe it's just you and your spouse or partner who aren't seeing eye to eye. Has the fun or cooperation ended, replaced by sarcastic insults and constant arguments and power struggles over little things?
If you are tired of feeling unappreciated, uncertain where you stand in the relationship, or like your relationship is not a meeting of equals, it could be time for some couples counseling.
But sometimes the most problematic relationships are outside of family -- with co-workers, bosses, neighbors, even friends. Do you dread going to work, or meeting up to socialize? Feel like you get blind-sided and have to be "on defense" every day? Feeling bullied at work, or annoyed by a thoughtless neighbor?
Figuring out the best way to handle a one-on-one relationship can be time-consuming and frustrating, with more trial and error than satisfactory change.
Relationship counseling -- with your partner, or by yourself -- can help you find what is possible to be fixed in the relationship, and determine your options.
Serving Valencia, Santa Clarita, Beverly Hills, and Worldwide via Virtual Tele Therapy