I believe that life will always bring its share of challenges, and sometimes those challenges are overwhelming. If we learn effective tools to help us during those challenges, we can emerge triumphant! I work with couples, individuals, and teens to help your quality of life as well as help your relationships to improve. I believe that developing and following your personal values is a necessity for living a life of joy and contentment, in spite of the circumstances life throws at you. Regardless of your situation, I would like to walk with you through it, give you encouragement, and help you find the strength and ability to embrace your day!
I primarily use solution-focused brief therapy, which means that I look for solutions to problems. It may not seem like it, but there are a lot of things you are probably doing right, even though it may seem like everything is going wrong. Together we will discuss what you are doing right and how to add to it so life again becomes manageable.
I have been married for 40 years, and know how difficult relationships can be. I also know how quality communication can help you solve what may seem like unmanageable problems, and I am passionate about wanting to help you to have a relationship where you can talk about everything and feel respected, valued and loved, even when you disagree. I use the materials of The Gottman Institute, which I find valuable in helping couples realize deep, satisfying communication and intimacy. Even if trust has been destroyed by infidelity or addiction, trust CAN be rebuilt. It will take time, and there are specific steps that need to be taken for trust to be rebuilt, but I have watched many couples and families do just that. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, received my BA in Religion and received my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in a program focusing on psychology, spirituality and Christianity. If you are interested in faith-based Christian counseling, it would be my delight to walk with you using the Bible as our guide.
Pamela King ReachesSan Antonio TX