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At Cycles Couples Counseling, our passion is relationships. We are dedicated to helping you improve your communication and free yourself from that negative cycle you get stuck in. In therapy, you will learn new ways to reach to others and interact with your own vulnerability to create more fulfilling connections and enhance intimacy.
Cycles Couples Counseling strives to empower you to become attuned to your inner experience, so you and others can better meet your needs. Let us help you rekindle that spark! Schedule a session at our conveniently located Los Angeles office today!
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We are a LGBTQIA affirmative and sex positive practice that specializes in relational work. Some common areas for concern are communication issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, anger management, affair repair and intimacy concerns.
We will help you to identify the patterns in your life leaving you unsatisfied and create the changes needed to enhance your relationship with yourself and those around you. Don't wait for a crisis. Schedule a session today at our conveniently located office just West of the 405 off Olympic Blvd in West Los Angeles.
Licensed & Certified
We are graduate-level trained and internationally certified in couples work, and we utilize one of the most robust evidence-based approaches: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
Research studies find that 70-75% of couples participating in EFT move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements.
Haleigh Scherma is one of the few therapists in greater Los Angeles who has completed years of rigorous training and has achieved certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She also supervises other therapists in the area learning this model.
The desire to connect with others is built into every one of us.
Loneliness is one of the worst feelings. It's unnatural and painful, because we are hardwired to attach and depend.
Don't get stuck in a pattern of isolation and distress. Let us empower you to process your barriers to connection and start to nurture your relationship with yourself and those important loved ones around you.
Your struggle makes sense, and we are here to join you in that dark space. At Cycles Couples Counseling you won't have to be alone anymore. We understand how this happens. We've been there and we can walk alongside you as you navigate the way to connection.
What's Your Cycle?
Do you ever feel like you and your partner have the same argument over-and-over again? Find yourself stuck in the same relationship patterns no matter who you date? Does it feel like you end up with the same outcome, regardless of how many times you and your partner talk it through?
If so, you may be stuck in a negative cycle.
While often clients enter therapy because of repetitive fights over a specific topic like sex, anxiety or child rearing etc., therapists find that regardless of the content of the argument, the structure of the negative cycle is the same.
That's right...it's all the same.
In Emotionally Focused Therapy, therapists help clients to identify the structure of this self-sustaining downward spiral--the more I____ , the more you _______ and off we go. While the content may change, the process remains the same. The way we respond to disconnection and distress unintentionally creates more and that is the crux of this awful seemingly inescapable pattern.
By noticing this interaction cycle clients can more clearly separate this from their relationship and fight this common enemy together, rather than falling victim to the "blame game," and other forms of disconnection.
To learn more about different negative cycles and find out if you have one in your relationship, check out our relationship blog posts!
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Don't wait for a crisis! Schedule an individual or couples counseling session today!
Appointments available mornings, afternoons & nights, Monday through Friday at our West LA location.