Couple and Family Therapy
"Where attention goes, neural firing grows." (A quote by Dr. Dan Siegel.)
What does this mean and why is it important?
Research on the brain shows that when we focus our attention specifically and strategically, we are making changes to the neural connections in our brain. With this strategic attention, we are able to make specific long term changes that impact our lives in positive ways. This is why I see therapy as an important tool. It creates the time and space and provides the guidance you need to train your brain, so you can work to reduce the impact of the symptoms you are experiencing.
I see the work that I do with clients as one method of brain training. By working together in weekly sessions, we practice this principal. We determine where attention needs to be placed in order to develop that area to become less of a challenge, or potentially a strength for you! Although symptoms may be in common, such as anxiety around school or with peers for adolescents, or lack of intimacy or an affair for couples, I work with each client to develop strategic attention and form this into the skills needed to practice and support their improvement. Together, we practice the skills weekly to decrease the distressing symptoms and increase stability, connection, and life satisfaction.
Through strategic attention and by practicing the newly formed skills in and out of session, you are strengthening the connections in your brain to create long term change.
Science has shown us it is possible. Are you ready to take the next step?
Thanks for stopping by,
"The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships."
~ Anthony Robbins
Kirsten is available for weekday appointments.
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