Couples seek counseling with a therapist when they are looking for a supportive, non-judgmental environment where the counselor is objective and does not takes sides with either party in order to develop better communication skills and harmony with-in the relationship. Dr. Posada draws from therapy models she believes will be most helpful to the particular couple she is seeing. Primarily, but not exclusively, she draws from Family Systems Models and Solution-Focused Therapy. In some cases she find it helpful to incorporate Hypnotherapy and Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT) to facilitate relational healing. The use of Clinical Hypnosis and RRT is an innovative approach that resolves the impact of trauma and embedded problems at a much faster rate that traditional therapeutic models. This approach was founded by Jon Connelly and is used under license. For more information please visit www.cleartrauma.com.
Dr. Posada helps couples achieve their goals by taking a non-pathological perspective and views clients in the context of their lives and relationships. To facilitate healing she embraces a holistic view of clients lives and considers the mind-body-spirit connection. As a team, she and her clients work together to break problematic patterns of behavior, improve communication, develop new coping strategies, and improve relationships.
Your first meeting will be a joint assessment and she will help you clearly identify a direction for your sessions in therapy. It may be suggested that you and your spouse/partner meet with her for an individual session and then proceed jointly. A plan of action for therapy will be developed that will meet your needs and goals. Dr. Posada may make suggestions about books and tasks you can do between sessions to facilitate change.
Couples counseling can help you have a more fulfilling, loving relationship based on the foundation of a trust and respect. If you are in a committed relationship it is never too soon to seek help. Unfortunately, many people find counseling as a last resort to making their relationship work when they may have prevented much agony and pain had they sought help sooner.
Dr. Posada looks at relationships through a systemic lens and examines the interactional patterns that couples engage in that perpetuate problematic issues. She help each party recognized the part they play in maintaining the problem and helps people find alternative strategies for positive change. She helps couples identify their strengths and recourses and builds on them to promote change. Before terminating counseling sessions, clients learn how to “anchor” changes they have made to promote lasting changes.
Dr. Posada provides objectivity as she helps couples with the following issues: