At Love Well Family Therapy, we believe the family is the most impactful system people are a part of. We look at family history, current functioning, and the processes of interaction and communication to help families get unstuck. Our family therapy includes play, is interactive, and highly effective for the family unit.
We offer couples and marital therapy. We help couples discover and break unhealthy cycles that threaten intimacy. The couple is our client, so we look at ways the relationship is impacted by both partners. Our belief that causality is circular, not linear, makes room for understanding, growth, and a deepening of intimacy. Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy (EFCT) is primarily used with couples.
At Love Well Family Therapy, we believe children are a gift and we work to help children understand their feelings and their behavior. We offer some elements of play therapy to engage children in the therapy process. Children exist in family systems, so families will be a part of the process when children are in therapy.
We see individuals because every individual is a part of a system of some kind. We help individual clients see the ways in which the systems they are apart of impact them, as well as how they can begin to impact their systems positively. When we can find ways to hold onto ourselves and the relationships that are important to us, we can experience congruence and wholeness.
“We really felt we had the best care possible.”
“I felt heard, and that helped me listen to myself.”
“This process raised my self-awareness tremendously.”
“Experiencing trauma makes you feel like you’ll never be whole again. Shari helped me discover that I can be.”
“Shari is so good with kids and teenagers. It really helped that she had that experience.”
“I felt at ease almost immediately, like there was room for me somewhere.”
Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Closely connected with attachment theory, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) helps clients identify their attachment style, how it formed, and how it impacts their current relationships. This humanistic approach to therapy helps clients explore their emotions in ways that increase their emotional awareness and capacity for intimacy. EFT is highly efficacious for couples.
People are not their problems. Narrative Therapy is a post-modern therapy model that helps separate the two so that clients can have the space they need to “rewrite” their stories. This model asserts that you are the expert on your life and I, as the therapist, collaborate with you to help you live the very best version of your story possible.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy model that is highly effective for mood disorders such as depression because it helps clients interrupt the negative automatic thought patterns that often feed mood dysregulation. CBT offers practical tools to create a healthier mindset and a healthier, happier life.
Bowen Intergenerational Therapy
Bowen Intergenerational therapy looks at the family system, finding areas that might lend to mental health challenges for one or more family members. The main focus of this model is increasing the differentiation of the identified client so that he or she can set boundaries, hold onto themself and their relationships, and understand themself better.