Couples and Marriage Counseling in Fresno

Relationship Therapy Fresno

 You are having difficulties in your relationship and not sure where to turn. 

You are tired of overlooking problems and realize that nothing ever gets solved.

This has bred resentment, anger, and a detachment.

Either a current relationship is challenging, you have trouble starting relationships or you may struggle maintaining healthy relationships due to past trauma. Also, you may have had difficult past relationships which causes a fear to begin new ones.  When relationships are challenging, a person may question one’s abilities, values and self.

You May Find Yourself:

  • Allowing others to dictate your mood

  • Not being able to say "NO"

  • Not have a clear understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like

  • Admitting wrong doing when you have done nothing wrong

  • Sacrifice personal ethics to save a relationship

  • Having trust issues related to infidelity

You Want to Learn:

  • How to better control your moods around others

  • Be able to say “NO” with authority and without guilt

  • How to establish and maintain a healthy relationship

  • Not cave to an argument just to resolve it on the surface

  • Stand firm on your beliefs

  • Resolve issues of trust

I Can Help You Improve Your Relationship


Marriage/Romantic Relationship Therapy

Romantic relationships typically struggle at some point during its course. This could be related to infidelity, division, parenting, stress or through a lack of effort. Usually therapy is sought after long-term difficulty and often at the brink of separation. Couples therapy is most effective when each participant can be vulnerable, manage resentment and try new things.

Feeling Guilt in a Relationship

Many relationships are built on guilt and fear. This is a cycle that keeps one party in a control position and the other feeling the need to always consider the other person first in order to maintain this balance. However, this is not a relationship of equality and likely both parties are unhappy. Often times a relationship built on this foundation leads to resentment and unfulfillment as the person in control does so out of fear of vulnerability and is placed in a parental like role. As a result, the other person easily slips into the child role being the one who feels guilt and inferiority. In therapy, the couple will face their fears by the person in the child role asserting more power and the person in the parental role practicing vulnerability and trust of the other.

To heal is to touch with love that which we previously touched with fear.
— Stephen Levine

I can help you understand the foundation of how you learned to relate to others. This is often created in young childhood where parents were the models of relationship building. If this was done in a haphazard or unloving manner then being able to develop relationships in a healthy manner become very challenging as this was not your training. We will help you understand all the ways in which your relational understanding stems and how to improve this in a way where you are empowered and equal.

Challenging relationships and setting boundaries can be really scary especially if this speaks against your personal learning. However, be assured that all changes made in life will fit with you personally, culturally and will occur over time.  

Learn to create the relationships you want and how to maintain them even during difficult times in life.

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