Therapy for Relationships and Life Balance

The key to successful therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. We strive for authenticity, warmth, and empathy so that you can flourish in, and outside of, therapy.

It matters not what road we take but rather what we become on the journey.

KKJ highly values the need to balance acceptance with hard work when striving to make important life changes. We also understand how family dynamics shape how we choose relationships and deeply affect our own sense of self within relationships.

We use an active, problem solving approach in therapy to help you develop a plan for change. KKJ highly values the mind-body connection. This can be explored in a variety of ways in therapy including health and stress management techniques, and collaboration with other health care and holistic providers. 

Knowing that people need an individualized approach, we utilize well-known therapy techniques such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT). More broadly, we also utilize Family Systems, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Interpersonal and Multicultural approaches. Visit our Resource Page for a description of some of these appropaches.

Relationship and Life Balance Services for Adults

  • separation and divorce consultation, therapy and support
  • reunification therapy
  • relationship ambivalence 
  • effects of depression and anxiety on a variety of life circumstances
  • perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • balancing work and family
  • stress management
  • career success and enjoyment 
  • changing career paths or returning to the workplace
  • career counseling
  • coping with a family member’s physical or mental illness or substance use
  • relationship loss and grief
  • health behavior change and management
  • LGBT affirming therapy for individuals and couples
  • parenting support
  • parenting special needs children

Couples counseling is a particularly difficult task to undertake. People often present to couples counseling when they are feeling desperate in their relationship. We strive to help you develop what Dr. John Gottman coined as a "Sound Relationship House." This involves trust and commitment, positive feelings towards your partner, sharing in life achievements, and conflict resolution.

Children and Adolescent Services

  • coming out and LGBT affirming therapy and support for families
  • stress management and school-related anxiety
  • career counseling
  • separation and divorce
  • reunification therapy team
  • navigating family transitions
  • coping with bullying
  • adolescent identity development
  • coping with a family member's physical, mental, or substance use illness
  • health behavior change and maintenance
Working with children and teens in therapy requires a delicate balance between confidentiality for the youth and a good working alliance with parents. We offer separate parent therapy sessions for feedback and guidance as well as a brief check-in time with parents at the beginning or end of a child session.

With delicate issues at stake, therapy must be a good fit between professional and client. If KKJ is not the right fit for you, we can make referrals based on our knowledge and working relationships with others in the community.