Help for now; hope
for the future
Tom Mathews, M.A., M.F.T.
Copyright © 2016 Tom Mathews Family Therapy, Inc.
Counseling in Roseville and Sacramento
CA License MFC40479
Tom Mathews, MA, MFT
3017 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, CA 95661
2830 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 781-9888 (916) 993-3149 - Fax
"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:
Lack of intimacy
Blended Family Issues
Major life transitions
Domestic Violence Issues
Coping with extended family
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.