5 Ways We Handle Difficult Topics in Therapy/Counseling; Would You Rather Discuss it in My Office? Ilissa Banhazl, La Verne

Counseling for couples in Glendora

Remember when it felt like this?

If you find that communicating with your partner about difficult topics at home, spirals into a fight; then discussing it my office might be helpful for you.

Here’s what we will do:

1. Come prepared with a topic to discuss.

2. Choose your highest priority

3. I will ask you to use the skills you’ve learned working with me to discuss your issue in session.

4. I will interject only when I feel your communication is not effective at that moment

5. I will gently say pause and you will have the opportunity to repeat what you said but in a way that your partner can take in what you are saying

If you think this technique might work for you because you’ve tried discussing important topics with your partner at home without much success, then look into couple’s counseling. (626) 335-0903, Glendora

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About Ilissa Banhazl

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. http://www.ilissabanhazlmft.com or http://www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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