STRENGTHEN YOUR FAMILY BONDS
with Mariana Girala, LMFT
Are you struggling with major life changes (divorce, the birth of a child, grief, immigration)?
Are you concerned with your child's behavior and need to get on the same page with your spouse or co-parent?
Are you feeling hopeless about unresolved conflict and unchanged dysfunctional patterns?
Sometimes, we find ourselves avoiding important conversations, and things can feel unresolved, burdensome. Therapy gives you a safe space to heal and build trust, and get to the core of issues that may be hindering you from having a loving, and nurturing family life.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
In therapy you will develop effective communication skills so you can express your needs and increase closeness and affection. Together, we will identify dysfunctional patterns and get to the core of the issues, to address conflict productively.
ISSUES I CAN HELP YOU WITH
Lack of Communication
Boundaries with Extended Family
Empathy and Affection
Immigration and Life Changes
Gender Roles and Raising Children
Blended Family Issues
Co-Parenting and Divorce
WHY WORK WITH ME?
Relationships are complex and every family is unique. Working with a professional who specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy allows you to look at your family relationships as a whole, steering away from blame and judgment, and recognizing how dynamics and patterns are keeping you stuck. Even if your family is going through a divorce, you can work on having a peaceful co-parenting relationship.
EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS
Anyone can learn to have a great relationship. Evidence based therapies are backed by science and extensive research, such as Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. With these treatment modalities, I help couples build their communication skills, manage emotions, repair conflict and connect on a deeper level.
Many couples and families struggle with resentment, anger management, and flooding with negativity. Awareness of the mind-body connection is backed by researchers that scientifically prove the complex links between the mind and body, which you can use to heal. I am trained in Meditation for Everyday Living (Harvard Medical School, 2019) and I utilize guided imagery to support couples who are having difficulties regulating emotions.
My life experience gave me the sensitivity and understanding of cultural diversity. In my professional career I worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, families dealing with immigration issues and multicultural couples. I speak fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese.
I am strongly committed to providing warm, personalized care to clients who are motivated to change their lives. My priority is that every person who works with me, feels that they have a professional by their side who is available, responsive and caring.
Working with Mariana was very helpful. She gave us practical tools that helped us grow much closer!
Mariana is a very dedicated professional, she is very helpful, always with good vibes and an amazing energy! I loved working with her, all the conversation, tips and tricks, uplifting material she gave me... :) Thank you Mariana!
Mariana listens very closely and provides extremely valuable insights with tools that have helped us a lot. She is a great counselor and we recommend her fully.