Relationships are such an integral part of our day to day lives, so when we are unhappy or not satisfied in our marriage or relationship it has a significant impact on each partners overall health and well-being. Research shows that to make a relationship last , couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict and create ways to support each others hopes for the future.
Dr. Carswell has specialized in depth Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically based treatment approach. Dr. Carswell utilizes skills from this therapy integrated with several other areas of training to help couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, communication, connection and intimacy in their relationship. Specifically she will help both partners work on strategies for increasing respect, affection, closeness and understanding. Additionally we will work on breaking through and resolving conflict when partners feel stuck, while keeping conflict discussions calmer and more constructive.
The single biggest mistake that couples often make is waiting too long before seeking out help to address the problem areas and issues that are arising in their relationship. Oftentimes couples seem to think that their relationship has to be in danger in order to come to therapy; which of course, if this is true then you want to seek help, but the earlier the better! Keep in mind that even "good" relationships often have some areas that they could work on that will prevent future larger problem areas from arising. If you are experiencing some marital difficulties it is never too early or a bad idea to discuss them with a professional who specializes in couples therapy.
COUPLES THERAPY CONSULTATION Call Dr. Carswell at 813-563-1155 for a free consultation to discuss your relationship and what I can offer to help you improve your relationship and get it back on track.
IF YOU OR YOUR PARTNER IS HESITANT ABOUT COUPLES THERAPY, ONE IS UNWILLING TO GO OR ONE MAY BE CONSIDERING DIVORCE THEN PLEASE VISIT THE PAGE ABOVE THAT SAYS "ON BRINK OF DIVORCE" WHICH IS ABOUT DISCERNMENT COUNSELING ANOTHER SERVICE THAT MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. CALL DR. CARSWELL FOR A FREE CONSULT TO DISCUSS THESE VARIOUS SERVICES AND WHICH MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP.