Couples & Marriage Therapy

When couples may  benefit from couples therapy:

  • prior to marriage
  • during the first year of marriage
  • after the birth of  a child
  • during periods of extensive conflict
  • during periods of conflict with immediate family
  • after an event resulting in a loss of trust

Couples may experience a period in their relationship in which they are faced with roadblocks that make it difficult to cultivate and maintain healthy communication. Dr. Karayan offers couples the opportunity to express and process their thoughts, feelings, and perspectives, in order to resolve conflict, gain a deeper understanding, and heal past wounds.

Dr. Karayan has extensive training and experience with Imago Therapy and weaves these techniques into her customized couples therapy.

Based on the well known work,  “Getting The Love You Want” by Dr. Harville Hendrix, Imago Therapy illustrates that the frustration that couples experience when dealing with common issues that arise is a natural and necessary part of all relationships. When couples are able to cope with these issues in a safe environment with respect, love and understanding then they can make the shift from chaos and turmoil into a seasoned and satisfying love. Imago Therapy uncovers the relationship in a fresh way and restructures  the old patterns that have brought about fear and resentment.

The Imago Dialogue is a simple, and respectful way to communicate with your relationship partner about things that are truly important.  With Imago Therapy, there’s no criticizing or blaming.  Instead, the focus is on attentive hearing, responding and being heard in a safe environment where discovery  and surprising solutions to old and reoccuring conflicts can surface.

Dr. Karayan helps to facilitate positive and constructive communication between the couple, to help improve and strengthen the relationship. As a couple and as individuals, the couple works to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Through the therapeutic process the couple explores stressors to their relationship, while creating a pattern of effective ways of resolving future conflicts. The therapeutic journey helps couples better recognize each other’s needs and help remove the roadblocks and old wounds in their relationship. Through increased self-awareness and awareness of one another, couples begin to rebuild their relationship.

Whether it is in your first date or 40th year of marriage, couples therapy offers you the opportunity to reexamine your relationship and commitment to one another and begin a new marriage by becoming better aware of one another and making meaningful changes. Our ultimate goal is to help couples heal and move forward in the desired path they choose.

Marriage or couples therapy can offer the opportunity to reexamine your relationship and commitment to one another and make the necessary changes to cultivate a healthy relationship. Our ultimate goal is to help couples heal and move forward in the desired path they choose.

Start couples counseling or marriage therapy in Glendale, California with Dr. Ida Kaayan.