During your initial meeting you will be asked questions about your life story and past experiences in therapy; you only need to share what you feel comfortable disclosing. Throughout the following sessions you will continue getting to know each other and engaging in therapeutic work. Personal movement in therapy is wide-ranging, as everyone builds a different path toward becoming their best self. In regard to treatment length, some choose to engage in short-term therapy, participating in 5-8 sessions, while others prefer to work with their therapist over the course of several years.
Similar to individual therapy, your first couples session will involve sharing information about your relationship’s history, patterns you may be noticing in your relationship, and ways in which you would like to grow or change. The following two meetings are individual sessions, one for you and another for your partner. This is in order to build further understanding around each individual's relationship patterns, family and relationship history, and other important life factors. Later sessions with the couple involve development of emotional contact, communication skills, and new ways for both individuals to support each other. I use Emotion Focused Therapy and Nonviolent Communication techniques to support relationship growth and address relationship challenges. Course of treatment varies per couple.
Liz is not currently offering any new groups. Please check the website in the future for potential group opportunities.
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