Romantic relationships, partnerships, and families can bring us joy and peace, allow us to become better versions of ourselves, and help us through difficult times. Many of us, however, have difficulty maintaining relationships due to the fear of disappointing those we love, nervousness about future rejection, worry about becoming too dependent, uncertainty about how to connect physically or emotionally, or difficulty communicating what we need. As a result, we find ourselves moving from one difficult relationship to another, wondering if we will ever be able to change the pattern and find a healthy relationship.
Our therapists collaborate with individuals and couples navigating relationship and sexual challenges, guiding them in confronting their anxieties and understanding patterns that lead them to push others away or draw in unsuitable partners. They possess a deep comprehension of factors that can destabilize relationships, including ineffective communication, low self-worth, excessive worry about the future, and an absence of mutual trust. With relationships as a central theme in their advanced studies, research, and further training, our therapists have a thorough grasp of what constitutes healthiness and unhealthiness in relationship dynamics. This knowledge empowers them to assist couples in overcoming hurdles to foster a more profound bond. Additionally, they support clients grappling with the decision of remaining with their partner, equipping them with better judgment to discern when it's time to leave a detrimental relationship in search of a more wholesome one.
Navigating relational challenges can sometimes bring about unfamiliar feelings or echo patterns we've encountered before. Our therapists are dedicated to helping individuals trace the roots of these issues, fostering a deeper awareness and self-reflection on how they engage with others. Utilizing an array of tools including psychoeducation, mindfulness, hypnosis, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the aim is to guide individuals to a clearer understanding of the barriers to their relational well-being. Many aspire to love without restraint and to forge deeper, more genuine connections, yet find themselves restrained by the scars of past wounds and the fear of future rejection. Our therapeutic process is designed to mend these old wounds and overcome insecurities, thereby empowering clients to embrace vulnerability and cultivate honesty, openness, and authenticity in their relationships with themselves and with others.
Dr. Sara Glazer, Dr. Irada Yunusova, and Micah Zylstra are esteemed specialists in integrative therapy, assisting couples in fortifying their relationships. Grounded in attachment theory, relational psychoanalysis, and mindfulness-based methodologies, they have crafted an innovative therapeutic approach that employs hypnosis techniques. Through this interpersonal perspective, they address issues such as grief, self-worth, social anxiety, and relational trauma. Leveraging hypnosis as a transformative instrument, they guide clients in delving into the connection between their challenges, self-image, and interpersonal dynamics.
Together, they bring a blend of evidence-based expertise and holistic, therapeutic strategies for relationship betterment. Their professional foundation is enriched by the influential research of John Gottman, and is further strengthened by their deep-seated dedication to relationships, self-compassion, and modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). In their clinical practices, they integrate hypnosis, EMDR, mindfulness, and guided meditation, tools that are particularly effective in aiding clients to release accumulated anger, rekindle memories of affection, and envision a joyous and nurturing relationship. This rejuvenated perspective on love and bonding enhances intimacy, emphasizing unity and discouraging behaviors of blame or distance.
Explore our therapeutic approach centered on mindfulness and holistic healing. We provide strategies and insights to nurture deep understanding and emotional connection between you and your partner, fostering a harmonious and loving bond through shared growth and mindful practices.