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Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T.
Copyright 2016 Tom Mathews Family Therapy, Inc.
Counseling in Roseville and Sacramento
CA License MFC40479
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Tom Mathews, MA, MFT
3017 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, CA  95661
2830 I Street, Sacramento, CA  95816
(916) 781-9888   (916) 993-3149 - Fax
tommathews@surewest.net
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"Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day."  Gene Perret 

Is this how your envisioned your relationship but are feeling unhappy, frustrated, and unsure if you can continue?   Our most intimate relationships can evoke a wide spectrum of feelings from the 'highest highs' to the 'lowest lows'.  Being able to successfully navigate through the challenges is an important facet in having a good relationship.  I help restore hope and teach couples how to get what they need from the relationship.
Couples come to me for a wide variety of reasons including:

     Communication problems

     Lack of intimacy

     Blended Family Issues

     Major life transitions

     Parenting issues

      Infidelity

     Domestic Violence Issues

     Premarital Counseling


   
Coping with extended family
      members
My theoretical orientation draws heavily from Object -Relations Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Psychoeducational Theory, and Solution-Focused Theory.  My counseling style is best described as warm, friendly, and professional: I believe that formost to the facilitation of optimum development and well-being is the establishment of a safe therapeutic relationship where people can share their innermost thoughts and feelings without fear of retribution or rejection.
I work with couples who may be  married, engaged, living together, or are in the process of taking the relationship to a new level but want to obtain the skills to make it last.  Prior to making an appointment, I'll be happy to spend some time talking with each of you to ensure that I am a good fit for your needs.
Typically, in the beginning of treatment there are four major areas of focus: Communication (Reactive vs. Responsive), Reducing Reactive Exchanges, Individual Wants and Needs, and Assertive Communication.  What I do in couples therapy is work with you and your partner to reach the goals that each of you want to attain.  Some couples want to be able to communicate without fighting: Others want to resolve issues that have resulted in resentment, emotional-distancing, or endless power struggles.