Relationships can energize you, make you happy, sad, mad, glad and everything in between. Sometimes relationships can be helpful or hurtful.
They may last for a brief period or last a lifetime. You may or may not be too clear about why one relationship requires so much work and another is a breeze.
Relationships affect your physical and mental health, your behaviors and even how long you live. You might be spending more money, eating out more or other behaviors to avoid worrying or thinking about your relationships. Heart disease, chronic illnesses, immune function and depression are affected by the quality and quantity of relationships.
What’s Going on with Your Relationships?
- Are you wondering how to reduce conflicts in your relationships?
- Do you feel hopeless, unhappy, detached, aloof in your relationships?
- Are you walking on eggshells so you don’t disagree with your partner?
- Do you feel smothered or dismissed in your relationships?
- What’s your relationship with yourself?
Which Relationships Benefit from Therapy?
Whenever you relate to another person even if its infrequent relationships (great or not) are happening. Relationships issues can show up in one or more areas.
- Family (siblings, children, parents, grandparents)
- Romance (dating, marriage)
How Will Therapy Help my Relationships?
Every client has unique relationship needs and goals. One size does not fit all. We work together to create a plan that’s specific to your unique situation. Some relationship issues that have brought client to therapy include:
- Unmet expectations
- Reciprocity in the relationship
- Self esteem
- Abuse (physical, emotional, spiritual, financial)
- Infidelity and trust issues
My Partner and I are having problems. Should we be in individual therapy or come together?
If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you in couple’s therapy. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual therapy, I could work with only one of you. Due to potential trust issues, it is my preference to continue individual therapy with only one partner. I will gladly make necessary referrals to another therapist.
I help adults build healthier and stronger relationships. I create a safe space for you to feel heard with no blame or judgment. Clients have expressed noticing that relationship changes frequently follow individual changes. Don’t wait to build your relationships.
Jumoke Omojola LICSW is a Mental Health Therapist in Omaha, Nebraska where she assists adults create healthier, happier lives and nurturing relationships. She serves Bellevue, Ralston, LaVista and other surrounding Omaha and Council Bluffs areas.