Pathological love relationships are exhausting and take their toll on one’s mind and body. Oftentimes, people in pathological relationships think they are going crazy or losing contact with reality. Because a pathological partner is compulsively lying, people begin to question their sense of reality and thinking. It is a frightening experience in which individuals begin experiencing their world as a blurry and uncertain place. This creates a tremendous amount of anxiety and worry.
Being in a pathological relationship is abusive. Women lose their identities, confidence and self-worth. They become a slave to the relationship and feel disempowered. Because the abuse can be subtle and easily fall beneath the radar, it can go undetected. Pathological partners are abusive, manipulative and lack empathy. They exploit their partners, leaving their partners feeling deficient, defective and ashamed.
If you are in a pathological relationship, know that you are not the problem. Help is available!
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Our Counseling Philosophy
Unlike the “medical-model” or “disease model” that the majority of mental health clinicians and medical doctors adhere to; I utilize a personal growth and brain-based model in working with clients. the personal growth model strives to remove pathology from the human condition. Psychotherapy deals with the social, mental, and emotional aspects of individuals, couples and families. Within the personal growth model, the individual is referred to as a client because the individual is perceived to have areas of strength and resources that need to be cultivated to address their areas of self-improvement and to establish new patterns of social behavior.
Operating from a personal growth model requires that therapists are client-centered and focus on client needs and utilize approaches that will result in desired change. The goal is to empower clients by teaching them skills and strategies that will allow them to have victory over their concerns and to have a meaningful existence. The objective is to teach clients to be proactive about their lives, self-sufficient and establish a healthy interdependence. It is my intention that clients leave therapy feeling confident to address their concerns because they have established a healthy mental and emotional frame of mind and have been equipped with effective life tools to cope with a challenging fast-paced technologically advanced and modernized world.