Do any of these sound familiar?
- I avoid talking about things that are important to me.
- I feel alone, even in a relationship.
- I have trouble keeping closeness and affection.
- My reactions sometimes seem to be bigger than the situation calls for.
Do you have the sense that your relationship could be great, if you just worked some things out? Do you find yourself arguing, distancing, or being afraid to tell your partner what you really want? Do you feel rejected or uncomfortable but can’t figure out exactly why?
Couples counseling can help open communication and increase trust and intimacy. You will learn to keep discussions from overheating, to speak up and to listen. You’ll get the tools you need for greater insight into your partner’s world and how to support each other’s journey in life.
Are you feeling alone? Are you recovering from a loss or breakup? Do you yearn for relationships with friends, family, and partner that bring you joy? So often, relationships are the source of our pain but also the potential healing of that pain.
Having a place to talk and an accepting listener is a major step towards change. Individual therapy can help you find your way through depression, loneliness, and frustration to the hopeful pathway you want to be on.
Here are some of the areas that I can help you with:
- Developing trust, honesty, and intimacy
- Improving communication
- Healing the reactive habits that come from a dysfunctional family
- Putting traumatic past events to rest
- Developing assertiveness
- Managing anger
Hi, I’m Alan:
I help couples with counseling services here in Federal Way. If you have difficulty talking about important things, therapy can help you communicate better and stay in touch with love.
My approach helps you develop understanding and acceptance so you can get control of negative cycles and emphasize the positive ones. We’ll work together to find the core feelings that help you stay in touch with love and support each other’s personal struggles.
Start cultivating love and harmony!
Alan Barclay, MA, LMFTA
Individual and Couples Therapy
Fridays, 10am to 7pm
202 South 348th Street, Suite 2
Federal Way, WA 98003