Therapy can be a very rewarding process. Being understood in a safe and caring environment can help you discover patterns that have interfered with your best interests. By being deeply understood you can learn to express yourself more effectively, meet your needs more fully, improve relationships and enhance your life.
Relationship Enhancement-Couples Therapy
Marriage is a wonderful but often difficult process. Communication, understanding and support are often lacking. Through Relationship Enhancement Therapy you can learn to communicate more effectively with your partner. By deepening your understanding of yourself and your spouse, you will find more satisfaction in your marriage, a deeper love and a renewed commitment to one another.
Divorce Survival and Growth
Divorce is one of the most painful and difficult processes many adults are faced with. More than 60% of marriages end in divorce. It hurts to be left, it may be shameful to both parties, hurt and anger abound. Through therapy, communication can be enhanced to help diminish the length of the battle. You can not only survive the divorce but grow from it. Rather than it being the worst experience of your life it can become a positive process. Many people look back on their divorce and discover how growth producing it can be. Find out how you can feel this way as well. Call for help and support.
Newborns and Infants
Most people aren't taught how to be parents. They leave the hospital with this tiny new life in the hands. Many individuals are overwhelmed with the responsibilities of a new baby or young child. They want desperately to do 'the right thing', yet fear they are failing. Their joy can also be frightening. They may over-rely on mothers, doulas and nannies rather than developing their own comfort with parenting. Postpartum hormones may increase the fears and anxieties. New fathers may busy themselves and shy away from the child and the family due to feelings of inadequacy. Some children and their parents don't 'fit' together easily. Intense or colicky babies may stimulate feelings of inadequacy. Dr. Petrie can help you understand your child. Learn the joys of parenting by truly understanding your child. Home visits are available to help make the parenting process less overwhelming. Feel successful as a parent.
Infant and Toddler Developmental Issues
Are you a parent of a newborn, infant or toddler? Studies show the first five years of life are the most crucial in the overall development of your child. The first year of life is the most crucial for brain development. What does this means to you and your child? How can you do the best job of helping your child? Learn how to understand your child. Parenting is the most important job you will ever face. Learn you child's strengths and weaknesses. Does your child appear brighter than other children? Is your child advanced? Is your child missing anything to help them later in life? Learn every way to help your child succeed. Call today for Developmental Testing and parenting issues. Home visits are available as well.
Emotional Intelligence is considered the "best predictor" of overall success. Learn about your emotional intelligence. Discover your strengths. Learn how to develop your weaker areas to improve your overall Emotional Intelligence and improve your chances (or your child's chances) of success in life and in the work force. The top executives for the Fortune 500 companies have high Emotional IQ's (EIQ's). Successful marriages and relationships also often have high EIQ's. You can improve yours today!