Couples and Family Psychotherapy
When a couple gets married it means they have a belief in the future. Dr. Milner's psycho-educational approach can help to positively influence that future by introducing the couple to a few common-sense principles.
Dr. Milner can also provide psycho-educational guidance to couples who have problems with sexual dysfunctions.
Couples In Conflict
The truth is that most people have a hard time handling conflict and it is not hard to understand why. Conflict heightens anxiety, it stirs up resentment from the past, and it slashes the hope that a relationship can work. Conflict in a family can ruin the day, alarm the children, and even frighten the pets.
Arguments are serious business, but Dr. Milner advocates that conflict-avoidance is much more risky. Her experience shows that a couple can learn to be in conflict in a healthy way. Research shows over and over (Gottman, Why marriages succeed or fail ) that people who leave conflict unresolved actually increase their chances of continued bitter fighting in the future!
Dr. Milner can also provide psycho-educational guidance to couples with problems of sexual dysfunctions.
Dr. Milner believes in the sanctity of marriage and therefore leans towards making every effort to save a marriage before giving up. The reason for this is mainly because she was happily married to her husband for almost 5 decades, before he died.
However, unfortunately not all marriages can be saved. In such an event, Dr. Milner can provide psychotherapy services to help cope with the new and frightening changes that inevitably stem from divorce.
It seems that infidelity is becoming more and more commonplace with the hypersexualization that permeates our current times. If you have been cheated on, are tempted to cheat, or have cheated on your partner Dr. Milner can help you cope with betrayal, help prevent a life-altering mistake, or deal with the guilt and ramifications that result from infidelity.
Dr. Milner also provides family therapy that emphasizes the specialized roles and responsibilities of family members and how they interact to form a cohesive family union. By catering to each person’s strengths and highlighting weaknesses the lines of communication can be opened and the opportunity for change can arise.