John Romig Johnson, Ph.D, NCPsyA, IAAP, NYAAP
1020 Tyron Circle, Charleston, South Carolina 29414
When couples come together it is often either a case of opposites attract or when we first met, we felt like we had known each other all our lives. Later one says, “You’re not the same person I feel in love with.” Of course not you fell in love with a projection, an inner image and not that person. Or in the case of opposites often the very things that attracted you to each other, become the things you fight about. Once you loved have sensitive she was and now she’s just finicky and oversensitive. She loved his confidence and strength and now it has become narcissistic and bullying. Same sex couples often assume a similarity and mistakenly fail to see the significant difference in the partner....
Kindra Westercamp, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
7 Gamecock Ave Suite #710, Charleston, South Carolina 29407
I employ the Gottman Method or Emotionally Focused Therapy with couples. Both are highly effective approaches to couples therapy. In a safe, stable environment the couple will learn how to communicate with one another and explore their relationship. They will learn about their own needs, as well as their partner's needs and work to build a new style of interacting with one another. Couples will be able to identify destructive interactions and work together to stop old behavior patterns from emerging. They will hopefully leave therapy with a greater understanding and respect for themselves as well as their partner.