Healthy relationships are one of the best parts of life, yet stress, difficulty communicating, emotional challenges, and lack of self-confidence can sabotage your romantic and non-romantic relationships. When you need help building or repairing relationships, Dr. Payam Kharazi and the clinicians at Psychology Beverly Hills can teach you the strategies and skills you need to overcome your roadblocks and enjoy long-lasting, caring relationships. To learn more, call the office in Beverly Hills, California, to request a free phone consultation, or use the online booking feature today.
Everyone brings their own values, opinions, needs, habits, skills, and past experience to their relationship. You may hear this referred to as “baggage” because everyone carries their unique characteristics with them to each relationship.
These qualities determine how you interact with others. If you struggle to communicate, you can’t resolve disagreements. Then negative emotions simmer below the surface, communication stops or gets disagreeable, and relationship problems develop.
Many people can’t overcome relationship challenges without professional help. You may even face problems before you establish a relationship. For example, you may have too much anxiety to approach another person, or you might lack the confidence or social skills needed to establish a relationship.
Every relationship eventually encounters conflict, and arguments occur, whether the relationship is with a parent, colleague, friend, romantic partner, or child. If you don’t handle conflict properly, it can destroy a relationship.
And even if you don’t fight, relationships need help when you can’t express your emotions or have trouble communicating. Lack of honest, respectful communication leads to stress, hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and anger.
Having low self-esteem or a low sense of self-worth can negatively affect your romantic, platonic, and familial relationships. This can be exacerbated by the fact that struggling with those relationships can also diminish your sense of self-worth. The team at Psychology Beverly Hills can help you cultivate your confidence so that you can show up for others in your interpersonal relationships and be your best self.
All types of relationships require work to maintain. When your romantic or peer relationships are negative or nonexistent, the team at Psychology Beverly Hills can help you learn how to find and maintain relationships.
Psychology Beverly Hills has extensive experience using therapies proven to help people build and maintain healthy relationships. Your therapist may recommend forms of psychotherapy such as mentalization-based therapy (MBT) or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
These therapeutic approaches use different techniques to uncover past experiences, help you learn to communicate, and teach you how to regulate your emotions and change the thoughts and behaviors that negatively affect relationships.
If you need help with relationships, call Psychology Beverly Hills or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.