How Counseling Helps

People seek counseling for many reasons.  Counseling can help people solve problems, learn new skills, and get ‘unstuck’ so they can proceed with their lives.  Often in my experience, people seek counseling for 3 reasons:

  1. Individuals often seek help when a crisis happens, or a sudden life change presents itself. The goal is to help you move through the chaos to finding stability, strength, and calm in order to move forward in life.  In addition, many people reach midlife and realize they are unhappy and dissatisfied. We will work together to help you re-design a new life path.
  2. Couples tell me their #1 problem is communication.  Catherine uses a simple diagram to help couples see how good communication happens.
  3. Family dynamics can become unbalanced through a divorce, job changes, addiction, and many other factors. Catherine’s simple principles for communication can help your family understand how to forge good relationships, and improve your communication and contracts.

Catherine uses the tools of Transactional Analysis or TA.   TA is positive, solution-focused, and ideal for understanding yourself, your partner, and your family. TA uses simple diagrams and definitions to help you understand and resolve problems.