People seek help from a counselor for a variety of reasons:
- Difficulty connecting between partners
- Lacking intimacy and sexuality in romantic relationships
- Destructive communication destroying marriages
- Loss of emotional and sexual closeness
- Help improving relationships after infidelity
- Suffering from depression and anxiety in silence
- Inability to constructively work through differences
- Lack of pleasure in situations that once were enjoyable
Whether your goal is to find a new sense of value in your motives and abilities; or to use couples therapy to improve communication between yourself and your spouse, I can help start the healing process.
I use a direct approach to therapy, by asking challenging questions in a safe environment to help you see your situation from new perspectives. I give guidance and marriage exercises for struggling couples, so you may unlearn harmful behaviors and begin working toward a satisfying and lasting solution.
Often times, this means exploring the impact your past, society and culture have had on your present patterns of thought and behavior. Working with my clients, we often find that their patterns of communication and interaction have been deeply influenced by emotional injuries during childhood. By combining Integrated Body Psychotherapy (IBP), Attachment Theory and Gestalt Therapy, my clients can identify and separate thoughts, emotions, feelings and bodily sensations. When you learn how to understand how your present decisions are shaped by your past can help clients you will be able to recognize and correct destructive behaviors and take control of your future.
Azizeh E. Rezaiyan, M.A. is an English and Farsi speaking therapist who has been working with individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Bar Association of San Francisco and is certified in Integrated Body Psychotherapy and Corporate Psychology. She holds an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).