San Francisco Relationship Therapy

Relationship therapy consists of face-to-face meetings between the therapist and the individuals in the relationship. The first few sessions will be an assessment period where the focus will be on exploring the presenting issues and situation in the context of each individual’s relationships with others. The process includes exploration of alternative ways to deal with the problems identified and/or provide a renewed focus for pursuing your goals.

The goals of relationship therapy typically involves learning how to talk with your partner(s) in a way that they can hear and understand you, while learning to appreciate each other’s perspective. Kirsten works with you to observe the nuances of your communication and interaction style. She will help you to identify less obvious feelings in order to facilitate better understanding, and focus on how past relationships in your family of origin affect your current relationships.

Kirsten is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience working with various relationship configurations.