Satisfying relationships are the building blocks to a happy and meaningful life. Cultivating relationships with family, friends, intimate partners, and with oneself help us to feel connected. This sense of belonging is what promotes not just pleasure and overall happiness, but they also influence long term health just as much as adequate sleep, a good diet, and being physically active.
Studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends, and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and can live longer. Conversely, a relative lack of social ties is associated with depression and later-life cognitive decline, as well as with increased mortality. (Learn about research in this area on the Resources page of this website).
In therapy, we will explore and improve the relationships in your life, learn how to resolve conflicts effectively, and identify interfering relationships. Most importantly, we will focus on improving the relationship you have with yourself and improve self-esteem. With a stronger sense of self, you will be able to feel more rooted when navigating life’s difficulties.