Supporting All Aspects of All Relationships
Relationships, regardless of how serious they are, are often central to our lives. If your difficulties seems to stem primarily from or occur in your relationships (which could also include friendships, colleagues, family members, etc.) with someone and/or your ability to have a relationship then Dr. Lodrö is highly equipped to help you. His doctoral training and professional experience have been focused on working with complex and diverse relationships with people that come from a wide-variety of backgrounds. Dr. Lodrö is particularly aware of the cultural, religious, familial, societal and generational issues that play a significant part, for better or worse, in any relationship. While most people think of this type of therapy as always involving work with both people, Dr. Lodrö’s approach allows him to help the relationship even though he might only work with one person. This is because it only takes one person to change the dynamics in the relationship.
As we all know, each couple or relationship is unique, and Dr. Lodrö works to customize treatment in a way that enables the couple to move forward in a way that’s most helpful for them. He achieves this by working collaboratively with his clients to identify the priorities of therapy and to establish mutually agreed upon method in which these will be addressed. In doing this, Dr. Lodrö ensures that he’s working in way that aligns with his clients’ goals and works with their agenda. He will always provide his own assessment of the relationship, the difficulties and possible solutions but he does not force therapeutic work onto the couple if they do not want it.
With regard to the pace of change in this type of therapy, clients should know that improvements can take a while to notice and feel. Sometimes positive changes happen quickly but more often than not they take longer because the problems in the relationships have been going on for quite a while. When this is the case, the couple has developed strong emotional and habitual responses to one another. These neurological patterns are stubborn and take persistent effort to become aware of and change. Every couple or individual will learn how to listen with greater empathy while sincerely feeling the other’s experiences. When there is a great deal of anger, pain, and resentment in a couple, change will move slower in the beginning because these issues serve as strong protective barriers. Once the walls and defenses have lessened and both are able to be more vulnerable during sessions and at home, the pace of noticeable progress will speed up significantly.