El Dorado Hills
Psychological Center
 
 

Individual Counseling

Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements.  It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient, and the particular problems you bring forward. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address.
 
Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit.  Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.
 
Psychotherapy has been shown to have benefits for people who go through it.  Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. 
 
 
 

Couples Counseling

Relationships aren't perfect. Each person brings his or her own ideas, values, opinions and personal history into a relationship, and they don't always match their partner's. Those differences don't necessarily mean your relationship is bound for conflict. To the contrary, differences can be complementary.

But relationships are often tested. Differences or habits that you once found endearing may grate on your nerves after time together. Sometimes specific issues, such as an extramarital affair or loss of sexual attraction, trigger problems in a relationship. Other times, there is a gradual disintegration of communication and caring.

No matter the cause, distress in a relationship can create tension, sadness, worry, fear and other problems. You may hope your relationship troubles just go away on their own. But a bad relationship may only worsen and eventually lead to physical or psychological problems, such as depression. A bad relationship can also create problems on the job and affect other family members or even friendships as people feel compelled to take sides.
 

Dr. Molyn recommends the following e-book : Attachment in Adult relationships