With lifeâ€™s many pressures and stressors, it can take a toll on any relationship, whether healthy or not. Those experiencing mounting resentments or the most minor of disagreements may opt to seek professional Los Angeles couples therapy to help ease tensions, reach resolutions or find common ground. West Hollywood Psychology provides compassionate care and professional couples therapy in Los Angeles.
A healthy relationship shouldnâ€™t feel like a roller coaster ride. While ups-and-downs happen with the combining of two lives, there are healthy ways to communicate to relieve stress and realize positive solutions.
Your couples therapist Dr. Oeding incorporates an empathetic, practical, and relational style to therapy, with a touch of humor and creativity. When you visit West Hollywood Psychology you’ll feel comfortable and relaxed in a safe and trusting space where you can openly discuss your challenges as individuals and as a couple. Dr. Oeding also offers same sex couples therapy at her practice in Los Angeles, CA.Â
Dr. Oeding, PhD is a licensed psychologistÂ specializing in individual counseling as well as Los Angeles couples therapy. She has the knowledge and a gift for helping people make positive changes in their lives. West Hollywood Psychology was started after years of Dr. Oeding’s involvement in hospitals, non-profits and community mental health settings. Her dream was to create a practice that was open and welcoming, where people of all backgrounds, facing any number of challenges can get the help they need.
Dr. Jennifer Oeding treats a broad range of individual and couple’s issues, having been trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, and Clinical Psychologist. Special interests include health psychology â€“ helping individuals with drug addiction and securing healthy habits, couples and family members coping with illness; trauma â€“ providing prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD; and couples therapy â€“ including non-traditional relationships and divorce/co-parenting.
All couples face the same basic issues and some need assistance navigating the difficulties in their relationships.Â Our Los Angeles Couples Therapy is designed to provide quality care to those that want to be treated as any contemporary couple in a modern society. We offer exceptional care, and do so in a way that provides constructive and creative solutions to those in heterosexual and same sex couple relationships.
Â Though our country is moving, albeit slowly, towards acceptance and understanding, it is still challenging for same sex couples in Los Angeles to observe the same respect and recognition that heterosexual couples experience. That is why Dr. Jennifer Oeding, PhD found a need to provide professional Same Sex Couples Therapy in Los Angeles to those that seek an elevated level of counseling without being treated differently.
At West Hollywood Psychology we understand that individual stresses and unfavorable societal conditions are even more of a motivating factor to stay the course and work to keep your respective relationship strong. Couples Therapy in Los Angeles is counseling designed to bring hope to those that have lost their way or have run out of solutions.Â So how do you know whenÂ you and your partner need Los Angeles Couples Counseling?
The most important reason for attending Los Angeles Couples Therapy is if you or your partner to feel things can be better. Perhaps you’re not struggling with one or more of the dramatic reasons listed above; you just want to learn how to communicate in a more productive manner. If so, couples therapy in Los Angeles is the perfect setting for building positive relationship skills that will leave you and your partner feeling fulfilled and happy.
We understand that it’s not always easy to address such conflicts, which is why many couples remain unhappy because they choose to ignore them. Sadly, these issues won’t go away unless they’re discussed and, as a result, some form of compromise can be reached. Los Angeles Couples therapy offers the ideal situation for getting these feelings out and letting the healing begin.
Even in West Hollywood, where attitudes are more liberal than most of the country, gay couples experience bigotry and a feeling of isolation as the result of functioning in a dominant heterosexual culture. Here at WeHo Psychology, we understand all these stresses can take a toll on your relationship. Often, the societal and individual pressures of being a gay man are sometimes unintentionally directed at your partner, which leads to a less than fulfilling relationship.
My job as a psychologist is to help lead a conversation between two individuals all while keeping the relationship itself as the primary focus. I won’t team-up or choose sides since couples therapy isn’t about finding out who the bad guy is and giving them the blame. What I will do is offer my expertise as a listener, and help couples realize what is making a relationship stronger and what’s hurting it, and, as a result, couples can begin to build from the positives.
If your relationship isn’t everything you believe it could be, then don’t hesitate to contact us. As mentioned before, your relationship woes won’t go away if you don’t address them. Attending Los Angeles couples therapy isn’t the admission of a failed relationship, it’s the start of a new chapter; one in which both partners are happy and fulfilled.
Our goal here at WeHo Psychology is to help you flourish and overcome the issues facing you as a couple. We want you to feel confident and happy in your skin as well as be able to nurture your relationship. It’s your journey, and we’re here to support you. Whether it be individual or couples therapy, we’ve created an atmosphere of hope, acceptance and understanding; you’re among people you can trust when you visit our office.
We know it’s not always easy to take the first step towards beginning Los Angeles couples therapy. You might be thinking:
“When will I find the time?”
“Do I really need Los Angeles couples therapy?”
“Will a psychologist understand what I’m going through and the challenges that face us?”
Here’s a simple question: “If not now, when?” Choosing to seek couples counseling in Los Angeles is not an admission of defeat, it’s deciding to make a positive investment in yourself and your relationship. It’s entirely natural to be hesitant to seek a little help, but we’re here to listen and provide a safe space for you to explore what matters to you. Begin your journey to a healthier life. It is yours for the taking.