Jungian Psychotherapy For Couples
As a couples therapist I will help you to understand more about your relational dynamics and develop tools for better communication. Resiliency in relationship involves the capacity to repair relational ruptures. It involves both holding your own experience as well as stepping into your partner’s shoes. There is often a tension between your needs and your partner’s needs; or your grievances and your partners’ resources. Different styles of relating, and different expectations and even different values can create resentments, but are potentially transformative cracks —where more light (consciousness) can get in. The great thing about being in an intimate relationship is that your intimate other will help you to become more aware of your unconscious habits, and though it is very hard to have the person you love most in the world also be the person who is driving you crazy, getting help can deepen not only the relationship, but your relationship with yourself.
It is natural for couples to repeat old patterns of relating, even when they promise themselves not to. Patterns of relating are embodied, imprinted in early childhood, and are often unconsciously re-enacted. The couples I work with develop a deeper understanding of their interpersonal dynamics. Couples grow more aware of the needs of each individual and how to make choices to also meet the needs of the relationship. In the process couples learn how to listen to each other with empathy, to work through conflicts constructively (an inevitable part of loving fully), and to develop new patterns of relating that generate warmth, trust, intimacy, and playful connection.