Do the same behavior patterns or emotional issues hang around your personal life and couple relationship? Are family discussions predictably tense or reactive?
Hi, I’m Dr. Athena Staik, a licensed marriage and family therapist currently practicing at my Woodbridge office in Northern Virginia. I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children ages 7 and up. On this site you will find information about me, my psychotherapy services, and specialty areas, which include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, love and sex compulsions and other addictions, as well as on the integrated model of therapy that I use, Conscious-Love™Relationship Therapy. You will also find information on products I've created to help you achieve emotion mastery, calm and a relaxed state of mind.
Are you looking to protect your family, children or your couple relationship from the damaging effects of anxiety, depression, infidelity, addictive relating patterns or other compulsions?
My work with individuals, couples and families is about how to we can use some of the most powerful psychological principles available, along with proven interventions, neuroscience and the latest scientific findings about the brain, to breakthrough obstacles and create not only lasting change, but also live the best personal life and relationships possible. My passion is to lead clients to break free of defensive reactivity, compulsive behaviors or addictive relating patterns, and, in the process, awaken, transform and live their dream life and relationships.
Have you been worried about how to save your couple relationship or revitalize one weary from strained or nonexistent communications? Does your spouse resist your efforts to discuss or resolve issues, or, do you resist theirs, hoping problems will go away in time?
In my work and educational offerings, I emphasize the importance of relationships. I believe the quality of our lives, as individuals, is determined by the quality of our relationships. Couple relationships are uniquely suited to foster each partneIn my work and educational offerings, I emphasize the importance of relationships. I believe the quality of our lives, as individuals, is determined by the quality of our relationships. Couple relationships are uniquely suited as holding places, if you will, within which we engage in processes, often challenging ones, that promote our own as well as our partner’s healing, personal growth and well-being. The challenges are many, however. We need a compassionate way of relating that nurtures and strengthens our connections, that inspires our best efforts, and that acknowledges each person as uniquely valued.
Do you want to learn more about how to heal and cultivate radiantly healthy relationships with your partner, children and other family members?
Relationships are your connection to life’s joys, meaning and purpose. Yet, they can also be sources of ongoing pain and frustration. The quality of your inner peace and happiness depends on having the skills to manage your heart and emotions, so that you can consciously nurture quality relations. I have developed a relational approach to personal healing, Conscious-Love™ Relationship Therapy (CLRT), alongside Conscious-Love™ Communication (CLC) and Conscious-Love™ Couples Therapy (CLCT), that allows you and your partner and family to move beyond the traditional psychological school of thought to energize quantum shifts in the way you experience one another and your relationship within the therapeutic process.
For more information about conscious-love relationship therapy, neuroscience, relationships, or to schedule an appointment or workshop, contact me at [email protected], visit other areas on this website.
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