OVERVIEW OF RELATIONSHIP THERAPY
Contrasting communication styles are blended and conflicts within family systems are addressed. Dr. Datta uses techniques from the Ackerman and Gottman Institutes of Family and Couples Therapy. Individual patients can talk about their families. We are part and parcel of our family and ancestors whether we like it or not. We inevitably inherit some qualities from them. However, we can choose to make different choices. The journey of overcoming certain maladaptive behaviors is to understand one’s family first. Understand your family and your partner’s family helps in couples therapy as well. We must understand where we came from in order to become who we are meant to be.
Not on the same page? We discuss communication techniques to get you and your partner listening and understanding one another. Every individual has a different expectations and style of communication. The speaker listener technique is a great way to really get to communicate your partner or loved one. It’s not about what your partner says, but what they mean. Give your partner a chance, it does take time to change one’s ways. It takes time to adapt one’s communication style.
Life Coaching and Counseling – Many people prefer seeing a Life Coach or seeking a Counselor. Many people are afraid to see a “Shrink.” Many people think, “No, that’s for crazy people.” What makes a Psychiatrist special in providing Life Coaching or Counseling is that they are trained to see through your eyes and put themselves in your shoes. That means giving objective feedback. There is a very specific training process that Psychiatrists and Therapists go through to be able to do this. Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists often undergo their own psychoanalysis in order to provide objective feedback to patients. You can gain the deepest perspective about what’s holding you back by seeing a psychiatrist or psychotherapist. However, the style and compatibility between patient and psychotherapist is variable. Find someone who you believe can help you.