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Navigating the Stages of Grief

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Depression | 0 comments

The Stages of Grief; How Grief Counseling Can Help

Following the passing of a loved one, the pain from so much loss can make the grief process seem nearly impossible to endure. At East West Therapy Hawaii, we know that painful and sad feelings take time and effort to deal with, at a time when your mental energy feels unavailable.

Grief Hurts, Counseling Helps

Depending on the circumstances of your loss, past life experiences and expectations for your future can become complicated, if not paralyzing. The good news is, help is available and very effective.
Grief counseling aims to provide a safe, listening, and respectful place where the stages of grief can be examined within the context of the present, followed by establishing a new way forward as current realizations and attitudes are integrated into a whole new vision of oneself and one’s life.

Five Stages of Grief

As we all must go through grief, at one time or another, fortunately, to help manage the emotional devastation associated with loss, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler Ross defined grief’s most common stages:

Denial – This is an instinctive reaction as the mind goes into survival mode. Because of its instinctive nature, denial must be called off in order to deal with its effects.

Anger – it is often said that there is no such thing as anger, and that anger is a symptom of pain. Knowing your loved one is not coming back can feel so final, and painful, that this thought becomes overwhelming and frustrating to deal with. Sometimes closure is not complete or peripheral events happen that complicate the loved one’s passing, leaving feelings of anger. These thoughts and feelings can be resolved.

Bargaining – “I’ll give all my money to the poor if you can just save my loved one, bring him, or her, back, or make this pain go away,” are often the feelings when desperate feelings of loss erupt and try to resolve themselves. Counseling is available to help settle these feelings as well.

Depression – as the grief process continues and nothing seems to alleviate the pain of knowing your loved one is gone, depression settles in. This deeper level of grief can also be resolved with proper counseling

Acceptance – feelings start leveling out to make room for lifelong treasures of time with your loved ones.

Grief Counseling Help is Available

At East West Therapy Hawaii, our twenty years of experience in grief counseling has helped us gain the knowledge behind what path helps each individual must take to work through the grief process. Each path is different. Each path must be understood, and this can only happen in a safe environment, with a listening ear and lots of understanding of you and your individual journey.

Contact East West Therapy, today, at (213) 880 8262, and let us help you work through your loss, so you can find peace and comfort in this part of life’s journey.

The Benefits of Meditation in LGBTQ+ Counseling

Posted by on Oct 3, 2019 in LGBT, Stress Management | 0 comments

Why Meditation?

In this day and age, the LGBTQ+ community is facing a variety of issues and anxieties. Having these issues addressed in counseling is vital to one’s mental health stability. At East West Therapy, we teach specific meditation techniques to those who have experienced all kinds of negative, anxiety-producing occurrences, such as:

  • Fear of retribution – arising from those who seek to harbor anger and cause harm towards the LGBTQ+ community, this fear can cause very real stress.
  • Restrictions on parenting – many LGBTQ+ couples yearn to raise children and, in many states, they still cannot.
  • Employment discrimination – some employee environments still show hostility towards the LGBTQ+ community, which is a major cause of anxiety.
  • Conversion therapy – this therapy, aimed at reversing the forward movement of those seeking freedom within their particular LGBTQ+ preference, can create further confusion and anxiety.
  • Housing bias – issues continue within the housing market for many of the members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Public accommodations – as in gender-free bathrooms, these types of prejudicial practices further isolates members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Healthcare issues – restrictions for the LGBTQ+ community leads to depression and anxiety.
  • Acceptance – overall acceptance from loved ones and the community is another factor that must be managed.
  • What is Meditation?

    As Dictionary.com states, “meditation is to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.” Another, an anonymous source quotes, “To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

    At East West Therapy, we know that life sometimes generates unmanageable stress. We also know that mediation is the best way to calm the brain and open the heart. Because life is complicated, daily meditation is vital to maintaining one’s mental well-being.

    How Meditation Works

    Meditation allows our brain to move from a higher to a lower frequency. This process generates different centers in the brain, decreasing cells in the amygdala part of the brain. The amygdala oversees fear, anxiety and stress. By calming this area of the brain, new perceptions and feelings can be opened up.

    Benefits of Meditation Therapy

    When it comes to mediation therapy, it is amazing how much a relaxed mind can heal so many issues we sometimes experience, allowing us to incorporate new personal tools into our lives, such as:

  • Increased emotional well-being – through relaxation techniques, the mind is able to open up an environment where releasing emotions is safe. This is where effective healing can take place.
  • More self-awareness – by relaxing the brain harbored thoughts are released in a safe enough, allowing new ideas and resolutions of peace to surface.
  • Longer attention span – by focusing on relaxing the reactive part of the brain, and using the focusing part of your brain, you are better able to focus on one subject at a time.
  • Help fighting addiction – studies have shown that meditation releases dopamine, which is the natural high many people seek through all types of prescription and street drugs.
  • Generating kindness – with relaxation comes the calming of oneself, which leads to desires to be more calm with others.
  • Enhanced spirituality – relaxing techniques also help with one’s idea of the universe, along with thoughts and beliefs about a connection to higher powers.
  • Increased clarity – clearing out the mind of stresses, opens up so many more avenues to other thoughts and feelings we have about our self and life, all in a safe environment.
  • We are here to serve the LGBTQ+ community and have had great success with our mediation program. If you are experiencing anxiety, contact East West Therapy today, and let us help you.

    3 Tips for Anxiety Relief

    Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Anxiety, Teletherapy | 0 comments

    Anxiety is real and can throw your life off balance. In a world that is filled with so many daily stresses, the feelings of anxiety can feel discouraging and debilitating, if not managed correctly, as we do at East-West Therapy.

    Signs of Anxiety

    Some of the most common signs of anxiety include:

  • racing heart
  • heart palpitations
  • shortness of breath
  • chest pain
  • upset stomach
  • feeling like you are going crazy
  • sleep problems
  • irrational fears
  • excessive worry
  • Tips for Relief

    At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we see countless clients dealing with more and more anxiety because life continues to be more and more stressful. But there are answers. There are ways to manage your life so that when stress builds and anxiety is the result, proven ways are available to help you resolve this issue, and quickly.

    1 – Anxiety is a misfiring of an important instinct – anxiety is actually a natural instinct that helps us in life when we must react to an alarming situation, like being hit by a train or having an intruder in the house. These are extremely alarming events that cause our bodies to react in an extreme way. Alarm is meant to let us know that something dangerous is near. Anxiety is actually a misfiring of this instinct, and when anxiety misfires, the effects are extremely alarming and incredibly overwhelming. One thing that is so important, is to remember that this feeling is natural and necessary for times when danger is near and that, right now, you are experiencing a misfiring. Knowing that there is nothing wrong with you, or your life, can help calm your troubled nerves and that these feelings will pass because no danger is present. This is simply a misfiring of a very useful instinct.

    2 – Breathing – at times of anxiety, concentrating on your breathing can feel nearly impossible because you actually feel like you can’t breathe. But taking your mind away from the focus of whether you can or cannot breathe dissolves this fear. To do this, focus on your abdomen area and watch your abdomen rise and fall, slowly, with each breath you take. This is a relaxing exercise and forces your brain to away from the effects of alarm and into the area that manages relaxation.

    3 – Meditating – taking time to relax, think and repeat relaxing words that generate calming feelings is very effective when it comes to reducing anxiety. As mentioned above, this method of relaxing helps your brain get out of the anxiety area and into a more calming and relaxing one.

    How a Therapist Can Help

    At East-West Therapy, our services include many successful resources for anxiety management, including teletherapy. Mental telepathy is known as the process of transferring thoughts from one person’s mind to another. As you begin to develop improved self-awareness, reinforce positive experiences and learn meditation, breathing, and self-soothing techniques, you will not only become more equipped to help yourself when anxiety heightens, but also better understand what your thoughts, triggers, feelings, and body sensations are telling you.

    Contact East-West Therapy today and let us help you enjoy the life you deserve, free of the debilitating effects of anxiety.

    What is Dream Work Therapy?

    Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in Dream Therapy | 0 comments

    One of the services that is popular at East-West Therapy is dreamwork therapy, a very effective tool for helping individuals understand themselves better and how their world works, creating more understanding, increased well-being and another resource for problem-solving.

    What is Dream Work?

    In the late 1800’s, Sigmund Freud presented dream therapy to the world. In his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud introduced the idea that a method could be used to generate meaning from dreams in order to possibly understand a patient’s mental makeup. Dream therapy became quite popular throughout the 20th century until psychologists began to question its value. And then, in the latter part of the 20th century and the 21st century, alternative medicine used dream therapy as a way of treating patients, which led to its comeback.

    As one of our services, dreamwork is the practice of noticing, remembering and recording dreams. Once this practice takes place, dreams begin to deliver up messages and guidance that may be needed at a particular time in one’s life. Dreams can also generate certain information regarding one’s feelings towards events, relationships and more. Profound images and figures can also connect us “with our guides,” meaning dreams can sometimes be referred to as the messenger of the gods. As Carl June, the father of analytical psychology, used to say, dreams are “the royal road to the unconscious.”

    Heal from Dream Work

    Reflecting Jung’s philosophies, Jungian Methodology believes that:

  • dreams are symbolic self-portraits of the actual psychological state of the unconscious.
  • dreams can help contribute to solving problems in our waking life.
  • dreams point out specific aspects of our self that we might not see in our conscious life.
  • dreams point out the underlying reasons why we do the things we do.
  • dreams can give meaning to our waking life.
  • How Does it Work?

    Psychologists who work with dreamwork, us this method to help patients problem solve, understand self, improve-self worth and for helping create well-being.

    Dreamwork happens when dreams are incorporated into therapy. With dreamwork, the therapist does not analyze or interpret the dream. Instead, the therapist guides the patient through his, or her, dream while helping him, or her, discover the meaning. As each person does so, waking thoughts and concerns begin to formulate a message or meaning of the dream. During the session, the therapist may ask questions, but only for the purpose of obtaining as much information as possible.

    We are fortunate to have so many resources available to be able to effectively help those who desire to life a fuller, more rewarding, life.

    Contact East-West Therapy today, and let us help you get started understanding yourself, your life and what you can do to have the life you hope for and dream about.

    Is Online Therapy As Effective as In-Person Treatment?

    Posted by on Jun 3, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

    Is Online Therapy As Effective as In-Person Treatment?

    Who Needs Therapy
    At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we believe a problem isn’t a problem until it complicates your life. This means that, in life, we face problems every day, but, every once in awhile an issue, or event, arises that is so problematic that it gets in the way of the life we’ve enjoyed living or would like to enjoy living. Fortunately, help is available, and in many different forms, one of which is online therapy, also known as teletherapy.

    Online Therapy and In-Person Therapy
    Teletherapy, otherwise known as telepsychology, e-therapy or e-counseling, has been in existence for over 20 years and is fast becoming the resource of choice as more and more telepsychology services abound. These services successfully help those who discover this type of therapy is profoundly efficient, effective, readily available and affordable.

    From the early 1800’s, when the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmond Freud, offered mental assistance to those in need, countless people have benefited from therapeutic counseling in a traditional office setting. However, as life has progressed into more complicated living with more complicated issues and less time available for help, teletherapy has become one of the best resources around.

    Benefits of In-Person Meetings
    All things considered there are benefits to both in-office counseling and teletherapy. For the in-office experience, benefits include:

  • the ability to meet in a physical location where the clients feels safe from the issues of daily life
  • feeling a stronger commitment to one’s mental health by driving to a dedicated mental health location
  • the ability to deal with severe issues in a more effective way
  • the ability to offer such services as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), play therapy, music therapy and more
  • Benefits of Teletherapy
    There are many reasons why teletherapy works so well, including having:

  • help as easy as dialing your phone
  • session that begin the minute you dial the number
  • the ability to help you anytime, anywhere
  • the ability to help those hesitant to seek in-office therapy
  • the cost oftentimes less because of no overhead
  • Deciphering What is Right for You
    At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we know choosing the best teletherapist is first and foremost, which is why we also know that a teletherapist must be someone who:
    provides therapy in a way that works best for you
    helps you feel comfortable enough to trust him, or her, with your most delicate thoughts and feelings.
    seeks to understand you and then help you discover what you are feeling and why
    helps you resolve your specific issues in a way that feels right for you

    At East-West Therapy Hawaii, we are passionate about the work we do. We know life is busy and we know issues can be huge, which is why we choose to be available for you anytime, anywhere.

    We invite you to contact East-West Therapy Hawaii for a free consultation where we can show you how much we believe in what we do and the help we can offer you today.

    How Exercise Can Help with Depression

    Posted by on Apr 23, 2019 in Blog, Depression, Featured | 0 comments

    How Exercise Can Help with Depression

    Do you incorporate exercise into your daily routine? Doctors and researchers are unanimous in observing that exercising can be very beneficial to your health, so give it a try next time you’re feeling persistently blue! Read on to learn about how exercising on a regular basis can ease those symptoms of depression.
    Exercise Eases Symptoms
    Exercising can be very beneficial to your mental health since it has been known to interrupt the depressive mental spiral in most individuals who suffer from it. Exercising can also help people who suffer from depression since it can take your mind off your problems when you are focusing on activities like kayaking or hiking through the woods. These types of physical activities can help with depression by keeping your mind busy. Hiking and kayaking are perfect exercises that make you take more notice of your environment and keep your body in shape when you are climbing a mountain or rowing a boat. Even a simple walk around your neighborhood can help you enjoy the simple beauty of nature and help calm nerves and stress levels.
    Release of Endorphins
    How exactly does exercising help with your depression? When you do high-intensity exercises like running, you can release endorphins that can help with the depression you’ve been feeling. This means you will feel better since endorphins are a natural chemical that’s similar to the effects of cannabis. The release of these endorphins will make you feel less depressed and also help with any anxiety you might have from other challenges in your life. This is why we all hear the phrase “a runner’s high,” because a runner can release those endorphins after a run and it makes them feel excellent afterward.
    How Do I get started?
    You might be wondering: how do I start exercising enough to reduce those depression symptoms? Well, it’s actually not that hard since exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times a week is all it takes for some people to see some results in their mood. Of course, even if you do 10-15 minutes of some kind of physical activity, it can be beneficial. As long as you are active to some degree such as riding your bike down the block, doing some yoga, swimming in the local pool, or taking up gardening. However, having a partner come with you to the local yoga studio or be by your side can help you stay with it. Either way, these types of exercises can make a significant impact on your mental state as well as help with other health problems that could come your way in the future such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

    If you decide your depression is getting too out of hand or want a professional therapist to talk out your problems, call East-West Therapy Hawaii today! Dr. Conti can help you get through your depression and give you a safe and confidential environment to share your life story. Take advantage of Dr. Conti’s expertise as a therapist and teletherapy specialis: call us today to schedule an appointment or have a free 15-minute phone consultation!

    Alienate Anxiety with Spiritual Coaching

    Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Spiritual Coaching | 0 comments

    What Causes Anxiety

    Anxiety can be something you’ve had all your life, it can develop slowly over time, or become something that is referred from other stress in your life spilling over. Little things like taking caffeine, skipping meals, financial woes, and any negative thinking will cause an anxiety attack. It comes down to fear, and fear can develop from anything, at any time. There are even medical conditions that can cause anxiety disorders, like issues with your thyroid, recreational drug use, or rare tumors that mimic the “flight or fight” hormones. We at East-West Therapy Hawaii can provide spiritual coaching, a teletherapy technique that helps calm you and develop a way to prevent it from affecting you.

    Effects of Anxiety

    Anxiety can manifest itself into a variety of symptoms. Sometimes they are physical, like weakness, nausea, sweaty palms, difficulty breathing, and heart palpitations. They are usually linked to debilitating thoughts that go round and round. The effects of anxiety can be detrimental over time. It makes your love of life dull over time. Anxiety can become a chronic issue, where you won’t want to leave your house. Reach us at East-West Therapy Hawaii before it gets that far. And if you are at that point and need help, our certified therapists are here to provide teletherapy services and create a customized plan to get you the help you need.

    Anxiety left unchecked will cause panic attacks. These can be very small spasms, to full muscle spasms. Anxiety can happen during things like public speaking, stress, personal triggers, and financial concerns. An anxiety attack in a public space can add stress just from that factor alone.

    How Spiritual Coaching Help with Anxiety

    Spiritual Coaching is a great way to understand and release your everyday anxieties and pressure. Whether you believe in a higher being or not, spiritual coaching is great for people of all religious attitudes. Sometimes anxiety can stem from a spiritual crisis. Sometimes little issues over life have a domino effect, and all of a sudden you won’t know where your life went wrong. East- West Therapy Hawaii is a no-judgment-zone. Our certified therapists provide a space for you to learn and grow in a safe, supportive environment for spiritual coaching in Honolulu, HI..Give us a call to find out who you are, and how that will help ease your anxiety.

    What Is Teletherapy?

    Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Teletherapy | 0 comments

    We at East-West Therapy Hawaii are here to serve and nurture you and your unique needs. We provide the best telepathy services and know how to provide excellent care around your busy schedule. Residents of Honolulu should schedule a 15-minute free consultation with us at East-West Therapy Hawaii for a new supportive and safe space.


    What is Teletherapy?

    Teletherapy with us at East-West Therapy Hawaii is off-site therapy with visual and verbal videos or verbal phone calls. Teletherapy provides the ability to receive service from a licensed, caring therapist, without impeding on your schedule. The sessions are entirely based on what you want to discuss and change in your life. It is our job to make sure you achieve your full potential in all your endeavors. We at East-West Therapy Hawaii help overcome the unique obstacles that block you from getting the services you deserve. Schedule a call with us today so we can get you on the road to a new, healing perspective.


    How to Choose a Teletherapist

    The best way to choose a teletherapist is to see if you agree with their method of therapy. Dr. Conti at East-West Therapy Hawaii use the Jungian method to support your personal development. We provide a trustworthy, positive relationship so you get the full benefit of our services. This study of therapy is perfect for teletherapist services because we can be reached whenever you need help finding stability, wherever you are. Read on to determine if East-West Therapy Hawaii is best for you.


    What is Best for Me?

    East-West Therapy Hawaii makes it easy to fit the best teletherapy services into your busy schedule. Call us today for a free consultation to decide how we can help you be the best person you can be. East-West Therapy Hawaii wants to be your safe space for new beginnings.

    Teletherapy is best if you:

    – Live in a rural area and cannot drive the long way to an office.

    – Your anxiety does not allow you to be able to see a therapist in person.

    – You are in the Military and would like to discuss the anxiety that comes with being in an unfamiliar town.

    – Your busy schedule either from home activities, or business travel, does not allow you to fit a longer session in.

    If any of the above fit you, or if you feel like you need someone to talk to about mental services, give us a call at East-West Therapy Hawaii. We’re here to help you live your best life.

    Techniques to Deal with Anxiety

    Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Anxiety, Life Tips, Stress Management, Teletherapy, Therapist | 0 comments

    Anxiety Management Techniques

    Anxiety attacks can be debilitating, putting a halt to your day until it passes. Every patient experiences anxiety differently, with different causes, symptoms, and treatments. It’s important to diagnose anxiety as early as possible to avoid future agony. Identifying triggers and planning effective treatments helps to keep it under control so you can get on with living your life. Here are some of the causes and symptoms of anxiety attacks, as well as treatments in Honolulu, Hawaii, that may be effective and techniques that can help you reclaim control.

    Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety

    Generalized anxiety is not restricted to any one age group and can appear in both children and adults. It is usually caused by a combination of biological and environmental influences. Typical causes and triggers of anxiety include:

    Brain chemistry: Some people have imbalances in their brain chemistry, which can result in other disorders like depression.
    Genetics: Some research suggests that anxiety disorders may run in families. This could be due to genetic factors, the environment inside the home, or both.
    Personality: People whose personality is naturally timid, nervous, negative, or cautious could be more susceptible to developing anxiety disorders.
    Development: How a person develops throughout their life could impact their vulnerability to anxiety.
    Experiences: Traumatic experiences, especially during childhood, often lead to anxiety, depression, and other conditions. Significant life changes may also have an impact.
    Medical history: Certain conditions within a person’s medical history may increase their risk of developing an anxiety disorder.

    These triggers can manifest in different ways. Some common symptoms of anxiety include:

    Excessive worrying about events which do not have an impact equal to the worry
    Excessively planning solutions for numerous worst-case scenarios
    Seeing situations as threatening when they may not be
    Struggling with uncertainty
    Indecisiveness due to fear about making the wrong decision
    Not being able to let go or move on from worries
    Feeling restless or on edge
    Trouble concentrating
    Fatigue and/or insomnia
    Muscle tension and muscle aches
    Excessive nervousness
    Excessive sweating
    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


    Best Anxiety Management Techniques

    There are things you can do at home to prevent and control anxiety. Here are some great tips for anxiety management:

    Keep a journal. The act of writing about events in your daily life can help you to gain perspective and stay calm about their outcomes. It will also be helpful when meeting with a therapist because it will enable you to point at certain things that may be causing anxiety.
    Prioritize issues in your life. Anxiety can strike when events seem more traumatic than they need to be. This causes you to spend too much time and energy worrying about them. You can avoid this by practicing careful time management.
    Stay active. Keeping up with a routine of exercise and physical activity can help reduce stress, manage anxiety, and keep your mood positive.
    Get enough rest. Anxiety can often cause fatigue, and not sleeping well can make it worse. Make an effort to get enough sleep to reduce stress. If you find yourself struggling with insomnia, speak to your doctor about treatment so you can sleep better.
    Relax. Use relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga, to keep your stress level low and make it easier to manage your anxiety.
    Take a break. When you feel anxiety or worry setting in, take conscious steps to cut it off – take a walk, dive into a hobby, tackle a manual chore. This will break the cycle and keep you from dwelling.


    Anxiety Therapy/Teletherapy

    Treatments for anxiety vary by patient since not every treatment will be effective for every person. Generally, cognitive behavioral therapy is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. It is a short-term treatment which focuses on teaching specific skills so the patient can manage their anxiety and return to everyday activities.

    Teletherapy is also an effective form of therapy for anxiety disorders. This involves communication via video, phone, or email for the treatment of anxiety. Patients who are very busy with families and work may find this option helpful. It is also ideal for those who suffer from extreme anxiety that keeps them from leaving their home.


    Don’t Suffer from Anxiety Alone

    Anxiety can intrude into your daily life, keeping you from socializing and participating in certain situations that cause stress. There are techniques you can use to manage your anxiety, but they should be used in conjunction with therapy from a professional. This will give you the support and insight you need to be successful in your quest for a healthier and less stressful life. Dr. William Conti at East-West Therapy Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, can help you identify your triggers and establish a plan of treatment. He offers traditional therapy, teletherapy, and counseling for anxiety. He also can help with other issues, such as depression, grief, addiction, eating disorders, sexual identity, and others. Contact East-West Therapy Hawaii today to make an appointment for treatment of your anxiety in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Benefits of Couples Therapy

    Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Couples Therapy, Teletherapy, Therapist | 0 comments

    Most couples try to work things out on their own, or with the advice of family or friends. But many more couples today are turning to couples therapy to sort through and resolve their problems. If troubled couples don’t seek help from a professional, a good relationship could be lost forever, and this could even impact future relationships.

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    The Benefits of Relationship Therapy:

    – An objective view of your relationship. A non-biased professional can see things in your relationship that you may overlook.

    – Help in gaining insight into your relationships and/or behavior. It’s hard to fix an issue if you don’t realize what it is or how it’s affecting each other.

    – Resolving patterns that aren’t working in your relationship. A good couples therapist can help you identify harmful patterns and replace them with ones that help your relationship grow and improve.

    Couples therapy can also be accessed via teletherapy, which is a term used to describe online therapy, where an individual or couples interact with a therapist over the internet via Skype, video, Facetime, or another mode of video/audio communication. It’s the same kind of face-to-face interaction you’d receive in a therapist’s office.

    Teletherapy is a good option for those who may not otherwise seek therapy the traditional way. It avoids traffic, travel time, and is perfect for those with hectic schedules, or for those who feel more comfortable doing therapy in their own home.


    What to Expect in Couples Therapy

    In couples therapy, a couple can expect to take an honest look at their relationship and talk about behaviors and emotions, and underlying problems. This can be uncomfortable for a couple who lacks communication skills but is actually very helpful in working through issues and saving the relationship. It takes honesty and willingness to listen and, in some cases, turn negative thought patterns and behaviors into positive ones.


    How Couples Therapy Can Help Your Relationship

    Couples therapy can help your relationship in a number of ways:

    – Helps you identify what is and what isn’t working in a relationship.

    – Evaluate your relationships with an objective eye.

    – Gets to the root of the problem with the analysis.

    – Offers solid, practical advice on how to fix your problems by changing broken patterns.

    If you live in Honolulu and Waikiki and would like to talk to a professional about the possibility of couples therapy, simply pick up your phone and give East-West Therapy Hawaii a call or fill out our contact form here.

    Teletherapy is more than just a trendy way to participate in couples therapy—it actually could save your relationship.