Counseling for Relationship Challenges

Restore your relationships in a healthy and productive way.

Humans are wired for social connection. Some of us crave social interactions more than others, but relationships are an inevitable part of life. Social, professional, and romantic relationships can be both rewarding and challenging. We are an LGBTQIA+ affirming practice. 

Often, the obstacles faced within relationships build up and can lead to “mountains from molehills.” Developing connections with others can lead to feeling vulnerable.

In all relationships, we must balance the need to listen with being heard; the need for self-resiliency with the need to ask for help; and the need to set boundaries with the need to let others in. It is equally important to recognize that while you cannot control others, you can control the way you interact and react.

We’ll work with you to enhance your ability to effectively navigate issues that inherently arise within relationships.

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Using a strength-based approach, we’ll help you overcome Relationship Challenges and issues:

  • Learning how to create meaningful relationships with others to foster a sense of belonging.
  • Exploring the past to understand the impact that previous relationships, beliefs and expectations may have on your current relationships.
  • Refining and adapting skills to foster effective communication.
  • Restoring balance and setting intentions for personal growth.
  • Protecting your independence, resilience, and ability to make choices for your overall well being.
What to expect from counseling for relationship challenges

We create a unique counseling process that is tailored to each person’s strengths and experiences.

Counseling is meant to be a time of self-exploration and growth. Your clinician will tailor treatment to your specific needs based on your goals and what you would like to achieve. Counseling has the potential to be short-term or long-term based on your individual needs.

Sustained progress can be made in as few as 8 weekly sessions, but most people find that they need treatment for a minimum of several months. We encourage you to attend weekly sessions, as this allows you to establish a close working relationship with your clinician and to make progress more quickly. Our hope is for you to reach your goals sooner rather than later so that you can live the life you desire.

Both before and during your first session, you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your reasons for seeking counseling. During the first session, your clinician will briefly review Restorative Counseling’s policies so that you are aware of your rights as a client and can ask any questions you may have. The primary focus of the intake process is to discuss your personal, social, family, and educational history to help give your clinician an overall picture of who you are. Goals for treatment will be discussed and your clinician will provide insight into how they conduct counseling sessions.

In addition to learning about you, the Intake process is a time for you to learn about your clinician. It is important that you feel they are the right fit for your style and needs. We encourage you to ask questions so you can be clear on what to expect from your clinician.

The intake session(s) typically lasts 55-60 minutes.

Working with you, your clinician will help you explore the sources of your difficulties and develop helpful strategies to address your concerns. Your clinician will provide a space for you to identify your strengths and difficulties. You will be empowered to decide what works best for you and what changes you are ready to make.

Ongoing sessions are 45-53 minutes, depending on your insurance plan.

As you move through the counseling process, you and your clinician will discuss your progress. Once it has been decided that you have achieved your goals, you and your clinician will discuss terminating services. These final few sessions will focus on reviewing the progress you have made and how you can continue to maintain these changes moving forward.

Together we will explore your relationships and the challenges you face

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Meet our clinicians who offering counseling for Relationship Challenges

Stephanie Grunewald, PhD

I am dedicated to exploring the layers of shame, guilt, and fear that have prevented you from living the life you desire.

Read more about Stephanie.

Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC

I am passionate about guiding you to love yourself and build up your resilience to take on all of life’s challenges.

Jordan Meehan, LCSW

I provide a safe environment where you can develop insight into your experiences, behaviors, and relationships, as well as build healthy coping habits, self-care skills, and positive self-regard.

We can help create peaceful and meaningful relationships.

It is important to explore the past and how unspoken issues may be influencing present functioning. Although understanding the past is an important element of our work together, our focus is on identifying the strengths you possess to establish the connections you desire with others. Together, we will cultivate the insight necessary to have deep, meaningful relationships.