Deeper Meaningful Relationships
Did you know that loneliness is more fatal than cigarette smoking? Most people want deep and fulfilling relationships, yet many feel isolated, cut-off, and disconnected from others. Many people have no close friends at all. We specialize in helping people improve their connections with others. Through example and practice, we will teach you new ways to cultivate courage and overcome social challenges, leading to new and existing relationships that are stronger and more meaningful.
It is common for people to struggle with a number of different relationships
in their lives. Examples of situations that can cause relational distress include romantic relationships, parent-child relationships, roommates, co-workers, and even neighbors.
Sometimes problems with relationships are new, but for others
they've struggled with relationships their whole lives. If there is a specific relationship that in not working well, we can
help troubleshoot issues and come up with solutions for new ways of
relating to to foster mutual understanding and closeness.
All the therapists in our clinic are trained in functional analytic
psychotherapy (FAP), an empirically supported treatment technique that
increases empathy and understanding between individuals. For people who
have had ongoing struggles with relationships, functional analytic
psychotherapy is especially effective.
What is Functional Analytic Psychotherapy?
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy is an approach that promotes the development of open, genuine, and intimate therapeutic relationships as a powerful road to therapeutic change. Therapists approach clients and their difficulties from a vantage point of awareness, courage, and therapeutic love. The helps improve capacities for deeper connection through experiential practice. Clients and therapists first engage in exercises and interactions with each other intended to increase awareness of our vulnerable and genuine selves, and over time learn to apply these approaches in their personal lives. FAP therapy is intended to promote personal growth, improved relationships, and facilitate connections across differences.