MONICA KIM ROBERTS, LMFT
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES, AND FAMILY THERAPY
Beyond the idea of right and wrong there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
Healing Through Relationship
I believe in the healing power of relationships and am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families to enhance the quality of their lives. I also know just how difficult it can be to talk to the most important people in our lives about the most important things, and how hard it is to make change in our lives. I have a wide range of experience working with people of all ages -- individuals struggling with loss, depression, anxiety, and the challenges of the life cycle.
The Way I See It
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I see each individual as a product and part of a system, starting with the family of origin where attachment styles or ways of being in relationship are created. These templates for relationship stay with us through our lives as we enter into relationships, especially marriage or partnership, and create our own families. In our lifetimes we experience waves of growth, change, and loss, which stress and challenge each one of us. And throughout it all we continually confront ourselves and those templates of relationship.
Together with our partners, we create and repeat patterns which keep us from getting the love we want and need. Plainly put, we push each other away and fail to meet our primary longing for connection. Using the Emotionally Focused model, my work is to help couples recognize not only their negative patterns but the deepest needs that drive them, and then to create a safe space where those needs can be shared and met to achieve true connection and intimacy.