Therapy for Relationship Issues in Philadelphia

Are you fed up with not getting what you want in your relationships?

You’re frustrated that you’re not building the kind of joyful and secure relationships you truly desire, whether that’s in your family, friendships, at work, in love or across the board. No matter how many self-help books you read and how hard you try to do things differently, you seem to keep attracting people who are unavailable or who end up draining your energy, and you’re always the one putting in most of the effort.

As hard as you try to act more confidently and assertively, the same patterns keep showing up:

  • trouble setting and keeping boundries
  • feeling like you have to hold back your emotions to keep everyone else happy
  • wondering if there’s something wrong or unlovable about you

This fear – that there must be something about you that’s making it so hard to create and maintain the connections you desire, is starting to show up everywhere. Maybe you’re afraid to speak up for yourself or leave a relationship that is no longer working for you. You’re doubting yourself and maybe starting to think about swearing off relationships altogether.

Therapy for relationship issues can help.

It may feel out of reach now, but you can build and keep the kind of deep and lasting relationships you so desire. You can show up for yourself and others with more assertiveness, confidence, and clarity around your boundaries in a way that feels genuine, not forced. I can help you get there.

Therapy for Relationship Issues can help you:

  • Get clear about what’s important to you in relationships
  • Deepen your understanding of why the same relationship patterns keep showing up in your life, and how to break those cycles
  • Access your strength and personal power so you can set boundaries and speak up from a place that feels genuine and authentic
  • Heal and transform the most powerful relationship of all – the one with yourself

    My approach to therapy for relationship issues comes from an understanding that relationships are one of the most valuable opportunities we have to learn about ourselves and to find deep healing from past wounds and traumas. As we uncover the patterns, beliefs and stories that have developed because of past relationship wounds, we can begin to shift them in the here and now in a way that can truly transform how we view ourselves, others and the world.

    You are not the problem, and you never were.

    It’s time to find the connection and love that you deserve (hint hint – it’s already within you!)

    Frequently Asked Questions about Therapy for Relationship Issues

    What happens in a session focused on relationship issues?

     First, we come to understand how your past relationship patterns, often stemming from your family of origin, impact how you interact and navigate relationships in the present day. As we begin to uncover the original places of wounding where the unhelpful assumptions, beliefs, and repeating patterns of behavior first developed, we can extend a healing hand to those past parts that are still “stuck” in the pain. I incorporate powerful mind/body healing modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help those “stuck” parts release the pain and burdens they’ve been carrying for so long. Along the way, you find more compassion for yourself, build assertive communication skills, and learn how to set boundaries from a place of confidence, courage, and clarity.

    How long do I need to be in therapy?

    Typically, I see folks for at least 3-6 months, which gives you time to integrate the new skills you’re learning. Many clients chose to work with me on a longer-term basis (at least one year), which is where some of the deeper and more transformative work often takes place. Expectations for length of time in therapy are an ongoing conversation I have with clients and can always be adjusted based on progress you’re making as well as life circumstances.

    How do I know if therapy for relationship issues will work for me?

    If you are interested in coming to a deeper understanding of how you keep ending up in the same kind of unfulfilling relationships and you’re ready to dive deep and heal from the root, you will likely be good fit. My clients are often introspective, highly sensitive and empathic individuals who already have the relational strengths within them that they need to create and maintain fulfilling and soul-nourishing relationships – they just need to find the and heal the places that are blocking them from harnessing these strengths.

    How do I get started?

    Reach out today for a free 15-minute phone or zoom consultation. We’ll explore if we might be a good fit and you’ll have a chance to ask any questions you have. If we decide to work together, we’ll find a time that works for both of us and begin meeting on a weekly basis.


    1315 Walnut St. Suite 1700
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Ready to get started?

    Don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I’m happy to offer a free fifteen minute phone consultation to see if we might be a good fit.