In our world today, an important shift has taken place. Going to individual therapy or couples counseling is a sign that you are proactive about your health, wellbeing, and growth. Therapy is a journey of self-exploration, growing in knowledge and building new skills, that results in the healing of negative emotions and a new and better perspective on life. Life's challenges, especially during these difficult times, can create a lot of stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflict. It's more important than ever to consult wisely, to get good feedback, and to be your strongest and your best. My areas of specialization include depression counseling, anxiety counseling, counseling and therapy for couples and for relationship issues, midlife crisis or midlife transition issues, gay and lesbian counseling, as well as trauma, grief, and personal growth relating to faith and spirituality.
This is your life. Your personal well-being really matters. The best thing you can do for yourself and those you love is to simply be the best, healthiest you that you can be. Participating in individual or couples therapy is about taking care of yourself and those you share your life with. Whether you're looking for some support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Please take a moment to look around and see how you and I working together could put you on the path toward a stronger, happier, better you. I invite you to take the next step. Please call or email me with any questions, or to make an appointment. I look forward to talking with you.
Current Book Recommendation: Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson.
Did you know that one perspective in couples counseling, is that all fights that couples have really boil down to a desire for reassurance and a sense of security? It's hard to admit to feeling vulnerable, to feeling unloved, unheard, unseen, uncared for, and to admit the fear that your partner may leave you some day. Those feelings, unacknowledged and unadmitted, will then take a disguised form, and will come out in any number of difficulties and conflicts. Take a moment to really think about whether this dynamic is at work in you and in your relationship.
Seal Beach Therapy - Serving Los Angeles County and Orange County Communities:
Long Beach, Orange County, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach,
Belmont Shore, Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, Westminster,
Fountain Valley, Orange, Newport Beach, Cypress,
Signal Hill, Cerritos, Garden Grove
Erik A. Edler, M.A.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Seal Beach Therapy
949-735-1725 / email@example.com