Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues in Austin, Houston and throughout Texas
Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues in Austin, Houston and throughout TexasLysle Shaw2023-12-07T14:08:14-06:00
Are you feeling isolated, alone, and missing out on connection?
Do you struggle to make friends? Maintain relationships?
Have you experienced a breakup? A betrayal or violation of your trust?
Do you struggle with intimacy issues, emotional or physical?
Is abuse or aggression a part of your relationship?
Perhaps you want to improve your communication skills? Be more vulnerable?
Do you long to be seen and heard in your relationship?
You don’t have to disconnect, withdraw, or face your struggle alone. Addressing your relationship challenges in individual therapy can go a long way towards deepening your relationships with others. Our deepest human need is to feel a sense of belonging, to feel that we are connected, to feel that we matter. Human beings are wired for connection. We are relational beings – it’s our true nature. Relationships not only matter; they are key to our well-being.
In a culture where independence and making it on one’s own is a sign of great success it can be challenging to embrace the idea that our optimum health relies on this core need for connection. Studies show over and over again that the quality of our relationships directly impacts our physical and mental health in the short and long term.
Relationships can be the Greatest Source of Joy, Support, and Fulfillment
But, let’s face it, they can also be a source of stress, conflict, and emotional turmoil. Whether you are struggling with romantic partnerships, family dynamics, friendships, or co-workers, Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy understands the profound impact this has on your day-to-day life.
Individual therapy for relationship issues offers a valuable opportunity for the kind of self-discovery and personal growth that leads to improvement in your interpersonal connections. Individual therapy is often associated with addressing personal issues, such as anxiety, depression, or trauma. However, it can also be a powerful tool for improving your relationships.
People are in relationships of all types and each person has a slightly different set of reasons for choosing individual therapy to improve the quality of their relationships.
Some of the common reasons someone might come to Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy include:
Trust issues related to past experiences
Attachment issues (seeking the same type of partner or friend over and over again)
Navigating the end of a relationship
Processing infidelity and unfaithfulness
Intimacy issues, physical or emotional
Betrayal in friendship
Self-discovery to bring about more confidence
Desire to master emotional regulation/triggers
Partner, friend, family member will not attend joint therapy
Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy can help. I understand what it feels like to struggle in a relationship. You feel isolated, anxious, overwhelmed, and in need of a safe place to tell your story; a comforting place to peel off the mask, delve into the struggle, and face the darkness you can no longer bear alone. You want to feel seen and heard. I offer a space of safety and unconditional acceptance that allows for the kind of trust and alliance essential to self-discovery and lasting change that will not only help you grow but that will improve and deepen your relationships. Time and again, I witness clients go from a state of aloneness and disconnection to creating a life full of the meaningful relationships they desire. While this is a process and does take time, the rewards abound – deep, meaningful, and authentic relationships that nurture you and fit who you are.
What does Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues Look Like?
Relationships are complex. Even the strongest connections can encounter hurdles. Considering individual therapy for relationship issues as a solution might not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, delving into personal growth and self-awareness through individual therapy can provide remarkable benefits for resolving relationship concerns. I offer an in-depth approach to help you navigate your relationships with more clarity, intention, and confidence. What does an in-depth psychotherapy approach mean?
In short, psychotherapy is a collaborative process that allows you to change how you relate to yourself and the world. We will take a deep dive and focus on your growth and with intention face the interpersonal challenges in your life.
Depth Work Allows for Meaningful and Lasting Shifts
Our work together will be grounded in Jung-oriented depth psychology, an approach that explores the unconscious while at the same time addresses what is conscious and present in your life. This invites a deep inner process that brings about greater consciousness, a richer understanding of the self, and a movement towards integration of all parts of the self. Depth psychotherapy addresses unresolved internal conflicts that may be contributing to your relationship struggles. This process can help you identify and understand your emotional triggers, unconscious defense mechanisms, and maladaptive patterns of thinking and behavior that affect the quality of your relationships. With newfound awareness and intention, you can begin to navigate your relationships with confidence. The bottom line, depth work allows for meaningful and lasting shifts within you. These shifts in you can profoundly impact the quality of your relationships.
Healing and learning how to be you out there in the world is the gift psychotherapy can bring to you and your relationships. I have seen it work. Whether a client comes in to strengthen a relationship, navigate the end of a relationship, or perhaps improve or leave a negative work situation, this type of depth work brings the confidence and clarity necessary for navigating healthy relationships or making the hard decision to let go and forge on.
My Aproach is Relational, Collaborative, and Holistic
I integrate body-based therapies to help you tap into the inherent wisdom of your psyche and central nervous system – essential for growth and healing. Neuroscience emphasizes the importance of the body-mind connection in healing. My approach combines deep exploration of the psyche and intentional attunement to your body and nervous system. An approach that encompasses body-based therapies, knowledge from neuroscience, and a deep dive into the psyche is empowering and transformative.
We may use attachment theory to help you better understand your patterns within relationships. Along the way, we may use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to address specific maladaptive thoughts and fears that hold you back from taking action or aspects of Dialectical Behavior Therapy to better manage mood regulation and develop new coping skills. People seek therapy to improve their relationships for many reasons; my goal is to meet you where you are.
What keeps you from seeking therapy to improve your relationships?
Many believe that only couples or joint counseling works to address interpersonal struggles. I get that. But, what we know is that change in one person can profoundly impact the health of a relationship. I have seen profound shifts in relationships when one person does the deep work psychotherapy offers. By investing in your own personal growth and self-awareness, you’re taking proactive steps towards fostering healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
Begin Individual Therapy for Relationship Issues in Austin, Houston and throughout Texas
Remember, relationships don’t just matter, research shows they are key to our well-being! Processing your own patterns, emotions, triggers, behaviors, and family history can be a powerful way to reclaim your life and your relationship. Couples or joint counseling is not always an option for various reasons. Lysle Shaw Psychotherapy offers life changing individual counseling for those who are struggling with a relationship, whether that be with a partner, parent, child, friend, or coworker. Follow the steps below to begin individual therapy for relationship issues: