Healthy Communication & Honesty
Plain and simple, communication can be very difficult. Every relationship whether romantic, familial, or friendly can benefit from working on aspects of communication and honesty. It seems sometimes that we’re often not raised learning a healthy approach in either skill, often being told to withhold our feelings from a young age or worse to lie about them. Too many times we end up learning to lie to ourselves too.
I aim to help you with issues that you may be having with your significant other(s), family, friends, or even perhaps yourself. I will hear out the situation, ask questions, and offer advice on how to approach it in a productive manner.
Issues can be very complex and often trying to communicate them to others can seem like a monumental task. They are often very emotionally tied and sometimes the issue is masking something underlying that needs to be addressed (in my experience rarely do we fight with others about what we’re actually upset about). I may be able to help get to the root of that as well if that seems to be the issue at hand. I can also be your cheerleader when you’re approaching others.
With practice you can learn to, identify underlying issues is applicable, communicate fully and honestly with anyone in your life, and start to override the bad habits and visceral reactions that so many of us have acquired over our lives.
I am most versed in communication in romantic relationships but many of those skills are easily transferable between each relationship type.
I want to help you have healthy relationships all around!
Training & Qualifications
I have done a lot of research over years into communication as it is something that I find fascinating. During my time in the military I also did many classes on interpersonal communication.
After a failed marriage I really buckled down and started working on all of it more, putting more and more skills into practice. I’ve worked diligently on self-reflection and learning to be honest with myself before making that straightforward honesty commonplace in my all of my relationships.
I am a polyamorous individual (practicing ethical non-monogamy) which also has a very high requirement for both communication skills and honesty in order to have healthy relationships.
Lastly, I suffer from both depression and anxiety and have struggled in being in abusive relationships before. I know how exceptionally more difficult that can make things when it comes to these skills. To those that have had difficult pasts, I offer you a sympathetic ear and a patient counselor.
Availability & Preferences
Evenings but can be flexible.