And these biases originate from way back when our ability to form relationships with others was also our primary mode of survival. From our earliest environments, we adapt to and are shaped by environments that are always feeding us -- sometimes with positive information, and sometimes with negative.
So we live life, forming relationships and ideas about the world around us, without really ever questioning ourselves or the way we do it.
It's tough, but the real work happens after the sessions, when you're in the car together, or when you get home, or all the hours in between sessions.
My role is to devote my attention and knowledge, combined with your willingness and openness, to help you gain some insight, understanding, and compassion for yourself and each other, and for relationship system you and your partner(s) would like to maintain. Your role in couples therapy is to listen and attune to your own and your relationship's needs. We can do this together.