We all have times in our lives when we don’t seem to be at our best. Perhaps you have had a setback of some kind. Perhaps you find yourself struggling with a longstanding problem or getting stuck in the same rut again and again. Maybe there are some past hurts that still haunt you, keeping you from fully embracing the life and freedom God has in store for you. Whatever the case may be, we are here to listen and accompany you on your journey.
In adult psychotherapy, we seek to accept you as you are and collaborate with you to understand how your experiences in life – especially in relationships – have gotten you to where you are now. We can then work together to help you overcome patterns and obstacles that keep you from becoming who you were created to be and embracing your vocation to love.
As Catholic psychotherapists, we view marriage as a sacred bond between spouses in which the “two become one flesh.” In order to live this out, this indissoluble sacramental bond must be accompanied by an emotional bond. Such an emotional bond requires constant tending and mending. This can be very difficult in the midst of all the trials and travails of life. We help married couples repair and strengthen their relationship bonds through evidence-based marital therapy. We empower couples to develop a deep security in their love for one another by “getting to the heart of the matter” – identifying negative cycles in the marital relationship, helping spouses learn more positive and loving ways to communicate, and deepening their emotional bond. In this way, spouses emerge from marital therapy feeling more themselves, more secure in their love for one another, and more prepared to face the challenges of life united as a couple.
Raising children is one of the most challenging – and important – callings in life. Parents feel enormous pressure to raise “perfect” children and often feel great shame when their children struggle. We recognize parents as the primary educators of their children and seek to support their essential role. We provide psychotherapy to children and families in order to address problems and to strengthen parent-child bonds. The initial consultation is aimed at clearly understanding the difficulty – whether it be behavioral, social, emotional, academic, or spiritual – and recommending an appropriate course of treatment. We then work together with parents to help each child develop into their best self and each family to grow into the communion of persons they are called to be.
How many of the problems we face have to do with relationships? Difficulties with shyness, loneliness, conflict, fears of abandonment, difficulties with intimacy, and so on abound in our lives. Even worse, many of these problems seem to follow us around from place to place and relationship to relationship.
We believe that Group Psychotherapy can provide a powerful remedy. Through Group, you can unlearn the bad relational habits you have picked up over the years, learn new relational habits to aid your success with others, grow more secure as a person, and deepen your capacity for love. If that wasn’t enough, you get to play a privileged role in the healing of other Group members as well.
When focused on a specific issue, Group Therapy can also be an efficient way to make rapid progress on a problem and acquire new skills in collaboration with others facing the same challenges.
At RWPS we provide professional, confidential Group Therapy to help you on your journey. Contact us today to set up an appointment to see if Group is right for you.
For more information or to make an appointment, call 513-407-8878.