You are the principal writer, director and actor in your life, but at certain you may feel like you don't have any control over your life and your choices. This may be related to challenges you may be facing or a sense of failure in certain areas of your life.
Anxiety can generate significant distress and interfere with your productivity and daily functioning. Instability of your mood, which can range from feeling sad or irritable to feeling paralyzingly depressed or uncontrollably manic, is also a common reason to seek help.
Take charge of your life with the help of a professional to understand your feelings, modify your undesired behaviors, and move towards growth and harmony.
Depending on the causes of the issues you face, various psychological techniques may be used, including Psychodynamic approaches, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Couples need to maintain strong positive bonds in order to obtain satisfaction in their relationship at physical and emotional levels. Challenges in couple building and maintenance may arise at any point during their relationship. Productive communication, listening skills, negotiation of needs, sexual satisfaction, emotional closeness, navigating between family of origin and the couple are all areas that may be addressed in couple therapy to improve the relationship between two individuals.
Those seeking a fulfilling relationship may also explore issues of emotional dependency, past emotional wounds and learn from former relationships in order to not make the same mistakes in future relationships.
Psychodynamic and Systemic Interactional approaches are used to help individuals harmonize their couple relationships and learn which aspects they need to develop to become better partners.
Once the couple relationship is stable and the family is started, the couple has to accommodate the needs of a new human being, while evolving as individuals, as partners and as parents.
Challenges may arise at any point, including during pregnancy or in the first years of a child's life. Children may become a source of concern if they experience difficulties adapting to new environments or when they reach teenage. This may be a time when they test parents' abilities to provide a safe frame within which they can grow more independent.
Parents with children may also find their aging parents become a source of concern, and may have to cope with their parents' declining health or death, which may create tensions or difficulties within the family.
Blended families face the additional tasks of merging the new family members, helping children adjust to the stepparents and coping with the absence of biological parents.
Family therapy uses a Family Systems approach to target specific issues that arise during the natural course of family development.
Depending on your needs, Dr. De Silva will help you set appropriate goals and take the necessary steps to acheive them. Through the use of psychotherapeutic assessment and techniques, you will become aware of your roadblocks and learn to develop strengths to overcome them. Don't hesitate to fill the Contact Form and be on your way to becoming a better version of your own self.