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We’re getting back to what feels normal and also a new normal. We’re adjusting to a new way after individual, familial and societal impactful experiences. These past few years have been mixed with both pain and silver linings. We’ve seen we don’t have to follow along with what has always been and can make choices to live in a new way.
For those in primary intimate relationships, these past few years may have been very different than prior years. For many there was high stress from changes in work and locations and lack of what was normal space and distance.
This lack of space may have led to less connection and intimacy and now that we can build some natural individual boundaries, we can also focus on repairing and restoring our relationships. Of course, this will take some time and dedication, but one simple way is to notice what you appreciate or love in your partner, friend or family member and take the risk to share the appreciation. This can lead to fresh energy in your relationship. Take the chance to give this thinking some real life and find small ways to express it. It's so simple, yet so powerful. It takes a little effort, but the payback is enormous and way more than the effort taken.
In therapy, sharing appreciation can become a regular practice in your relationships. You can also do this for yourself by shifting your inner voice to one of love and appreciation rather than harshness and criticism.
As we rebuild our lives couples can turn towards each other and honestly look at what they learned during this period. It’s a unique time to build something new in your relationships. See what you can take and learn and move forward together.
For those not currently in an intimate relationship, this period was especially challenging and now building confidence in navigating this “new world” is just as crucial if not more. Remember what and who you find supportive and include these in your life. This can be a time to reflect on what you’ve learned and consciously rebuild your life.
Whether you're an individual or a couple, this is an opportunity to learn how to grow in new ways.
Let's work together towards first examining what you need to best weather this time in your life and later see about following through to make lasting change.
Some people feel a sense of anxiety as they consider beginning therapy. There's a sense of not knowing what it will bring and anxiety over the change of bringing new energy towards themselves or their relationships. I also see the courage my clients exhibit and the power of hope to make things better and create meaningful, lasting change. I see the humanity in this work and how it can bring you to new places of potential beauty.
Please call or email me for an individual, couple or family therapy consultation today.
"I understand life can be messy and out of balance. I am here to help you chart your course."
Would you like to learn how to communicate so you can truly feel heard , better understand each other, feel happier, supported and more connected in your relationship ? Would you like to regain the essence of who you once were that brought you together?
If you are dating and thinking of taking a step towards commitment . It's a great idea to come in and discuss important topics to understand and appreciate each other. You can build a strong foundation and feel confident about your decision to make a commitment.
If you are engaged come in for the Wedding premarital package and continue to nurture your relationship while working towards your plans for your ceremony or wedding. Understand and get on same page about important topics like extended family, friends, career and more because you value your relationship and want to have the best start. Walk down the aisle feeling confident about the strength of your relationship and ability to truly hear each other.
If you are married or in long term committed relationship and feeling disconnected from each other with frequent arguing or feeling alone.
... or if you are struggling with a lack of intimacy . It wasn't intentional. You are both busy with kids, work and so many other parts of life. It's hard to find time for each other. Let's work to heal, bring you back together, rediscover and create new connection and joy .
I love working with couples from diverse backgrounds uncover new ways to connect and build a strong, secure foundation, whether in a new relationship or one that's lasted for years.
If you are an individual looking to move past a stuck point in life with relationships, work, career, family, self-esteem or other areas let's work together to see how to remember your unique qualities and strengths and begin to move forward.
Please feel free to call me or send an email for a phone consult to see if you would be a good fit with my practice. Please select the contact me on the left bar of screen.
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About Elissa Glickman
I enjoy my work with couples and individuals from diverse backgrounds that are working to improve relationships with their partner, colleagues, family or friends. Many of my clients are couples that would like to increase their connection, better understand each other and feel understood and enhance their intimacy. Some are working to heal from infidelity or other issues that have come up for the couple. I strongly believe in premarital work to create a strong foundation for marriage, as well as, a sense of confidence to navigate sensitive issues in a respectful and appreciative manner.