Relationship conflicts and communication issues

Common Challenges
Relationship conflicts and communication issues strain connections, leading to emotional distance. Misunderstandings, unmet expectations, and differing communication styles often lead to emotional distance and frustration. Such challenges can hinder personal growth and satisfaction within relationships. By empowering individuals to express themselves authentically and understand their partners, we guide clients toward building healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
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TREATMENT METHODS AND APPROACHES

How we work with relationship conflicts and communication issues

Our goal is to empower clients to develop healthier ways of expressing themselves and navigating interpersonal dynamics. By focusing on the individual, we address the root causes of relationship conflicts, fostering self-awareness and resilience. Through this process, clients often discover that improving their own communication skills positively influences their relationships. While we don’t provide family or couple counseling, our individual therapy sessions provide a safe and confidential space for personal growth and transformation.
At our practice, we embrace diverse therapeutic approaches such as Person-Centered Therapy, Relational Psychodynamic Approach, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). We understand that therapy is not one-size-fits-all, and our approach is tailored to benefit each client uniquely. Choosing the right modality is a subjective decision, often influenced by lifestyle, philosophy, and personal thought processes. In these modalities, the client’s role varies – from self-exploration and self-expression in Person-Centered Therapy to delving into past relational patterns and attachment dynamics in the Relational Psychodynamic Approach. Meanwhile, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves active participation in identifying and challenging distorted thinking and behaviors. As you can see, the choice depends on the individual client’s preferences and needs, allowing them to find the therapist and approach that is a perfect fit for their journey.

Our Therapists Who Specialize in Relationship Conflicts

Therapist Jonathan Metivier

Jonathan Metivier

Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree from Brooklyn College, received psychodynamic therapy training at Training Institute for Mental Health. Emphasizes the importance of a safe, empathic, and collaborative therapeutic environment. Integrates cognitive and mindfulness exercises to foster self-acceptance and living in the present moment.
Therapist Cassandra Singh

Cassandra Singh

Mental health counselor with expertise in working with individuals, couples, and children. Believes in providing mental health access to individuals of diverse genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. Specializes in bringing couples and families together through therapeutic modalities for healthier bonds and relationships.
Therapist Jihee Cho

Jihee Cho, Ph.D.

Licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She has extensive experience in depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and identity issues. Dr. Cho employs a relational psychodynamic model, embracing multicultural and holistic perspectives to help clients discover strength and resilience.

"Communication is the solvent of all problems, therefore communication skills are the foundation for personal development."

SELF HELP

Why it's difficult to deal with relationship conflicts on your own

When entering couple or family therapy isn’t feasible, often many clients initiate personal therapy discussions about their partners and family dynamics. The challenge lies in navigating these requests, as impacting someone not present in the room poses limitations. Constructing a complete image of the nature of relationships becomes intricate. Additionally, a client’s partner may not be ready for the changes therapy inevitably brings, especially if unhealthy communication patterns persist. Some clients seeking therapy often wrestle with overthinking, overanalyzing, and engaging in heated internal conversations fueled by high expectations and heavy emotions such as anger and resentment, all without a healthy outlet for expression.
Navigating relationship conflicts solo can be challenging due to a lack of objectivity. The objective perspective of a therapist, coupled with their unique personality, helps clients see different angles and untangle emotional knots hindering effective communication. It offers a chance to step out of toxic relationships and build healthier partnerships. The dynamic nature of relationships demands nuanced strategies, often challenging to implement without professional guidance.

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In therapy, clients gain valuable insights into their communication styles, emotional triggers, and interpersonal patterns. The journey to improved communication and healthier relationships involves self-discovery and skill-building, areas that receive more effective attention with the support of a trained therapist. A therapist’s role is not just to guide but to accompany individuals on their journey toward stronger, more fulfilling connections.

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