Couples typically attend therapy together when they feel that they have run through all other options first. That being said, it is never too early to begin learning helpful and effective strategies to improve your relationship. Whether you are looking to heal from infidelity, improve communication and connection, or do pre-marital work, couples therapy can help give you the tools you need to achieve your goals together.
Individuals seek therapy for various reasons. Depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem, are among many common experiences that trigger a desire for guidance to cope. Meeting individually in therapy sessions can help you process pieces of your life (past or current), discover coping strategies that resonate with you, and develop new patterns to keep you feeling confident and healthy in the long term. Your therapist will work with you at your pace to teach you new skills and help you push your comfort zone to grow bigger and stronger.
Sometimes in families there are concerns that pop up regarding behavior, communication, and/or boundaries. Family therapy can be helpful because often times there are dynamics occurring (i.e. a teenager acting out, a parent who yells frequently, or siblings in regular conflict) that affect the whole family. Family therapy may require participation from several family members, even those who may not seem directly involved, since everyone plays a role in how the unit functions. Successful family therapy can help shift the “dance” of communication and patterns, and create a space for smoother interactions, problem solving, and peace.
Face-to-Face and Telehealth
At Blue Lotus Therapy Services, we want to ensure that every client feels safe and comfortable with how and where they are meeting with their therapist. We offer both face-to-face sessions in our Brighton and Okemos offices, as well as Telehealth sessions for clients located anywhere in the State of Michigan.
Sarah Harrier, MS LMFT, is an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor Candidate, and is able to provide supervision for Limited Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LLMFTs) or for fully licensed clinicians who are seeking additional clinical support.
Areas of Expertise
At Blue Lotus Therapy Services LLC, we have therapists with a variety of interests and specialties to help our clients meet their therapeutic goals. Some of these specialties include:
Family conflict / parenting concerns
Grief and loss
Marital and relationship concerns (specifically, infidelity and/or poor communication)
Poor relationship with food; body image
LGBTQ+ concerns (gender identity & dysphoria, sexuality, same-sex relationship therapy, creating and maintaining healthy support systems)