The challenges that led you to my site are sending you a powerful message. The message you are receiving at this time is that something about you, your child or something within your relationships is no longer working and change is needed. Embrace that message. As you are reflecting on how therapy might be helpful, change is already taking place within you or your family. Something wonderful is awakening. That something is HOPE.
Change rarely occurs in isolation. From a family systems perspective, when one person changes, the dynamics of the partner, peer, work or parent/child relationship changes. Family therapy may involve one or more people in the therapy room. The idea behind family therapy is that as your therapist, I am keenly aware that your family of origin, early childhood attachments, life experiences, genetics, health, culture, religion, ethnicity, gender, habits, etc. all impact the way you view, hold and react to life and others.
In general, I work with high achievers, anxiety, women's issues, adjustment issues, parenting, attachment, a desire for healthy boundaries, burn out, mental health/healthcare professionals, and individuals who want to dive deeper into the therapeutic process using sandtray therapy. I see adults and children ages five to ten. The goal of therapy is to instill HOPE and to create positive change.
Kristi Patterson, MA, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT-S, ICST