HEAL YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MARIANA GIRALA, LMFT
Is your marriage falling apart?
Are you stuck in the same argument loop?
Are you and your partner disconnected?
Do you want more intimacy?
If you're struggling with conflict or emotional distance, it doesn't mean that your relationship is doomed to fail. Having a good relationship doesn't mean having no conflicts, but it's all about the way we manage conflict what counts.
HOW I CAN HELP YOU
In therapy, I can help you develop communication skills, to eliminate the most damaging behaviors that predict relationship failure. By strengthening friendship in your relationship, you increase closeness to address conflict productively and build a life filled with shared meaning.
SOME ISSUES I CAN HELP YOU WITH
Lack of Communication
Sex & Intimacy Issues
Anger and Emotion Regulation
Boundaries with Extended Family
Empathy and Affection
Infidelity and Trust
Immigration and Life Changes
Gender Roles and Raising Children
Blended Family Issues
WHY WORK WITH ME?
Relationships are complex and every couple is unique. Working with a professional who specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy allows you to look at your relationship as a whole, steering away from blame and judgment, and recognizing how dynamics and patterns are keeping you stuck.
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 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.