Ariel Yabek is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 13 years clinical experience. Ariel is trained in Relational Culture therapy, a theoretical model that explores the conditions that support the development and maintenance of mutually beneficial and sustainable relationships. As an Integrative and Relational therapist, Ariel collaborates with clients to identify and cultivate resources, supports and protective factors so they may feel increasingly more empowered in their life. Ariel incorporates mindfulness practice as well as cutting edge research in the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology (Daniel Siegel). Ariel is deeply anchored in the values of courage, safety and dignity for all people and view’s clients from a contextual and ever-changing perspective. Ariel strives to encourage therapeutic work that is respectful, honest and meaningful.
Blog from Psychology Today: Relational Therapy
What Is Relational Therapy? Relational therapy, sometimes referred to as relational-cultural therapy, is a therapeutic approach based on the idea that mutually satisfying relationships with others are necessary for one’s emotional well-being. This type of psychotherapy takes into account social factors, such as race, class, culture, and gender, and examines the power struggles and other issues that develop as a result of these factors, as well as how they relate to the relationships in a person’s life.
When It's Used
People who are experiencing distress from their family, intimate, professional, or social relationships may benefit from relational therapy. This includes those who are experiencing mood disorders, such as anxiety, depression, or stress, that are causing relationship issues and those who suffer from low self-esteem, eating disorders, and poor body image.
What to Expect
In relational therapy, you learn to identify how you may be pushing people away rather than attracting them and also come to understand how these behaviors are related to past experiences. The goal is to develop new ideas about relationships, to build a strong relationship with the therapist, and to use both those new ideas and the therapeutic relationship as a model to create healthier, longer-lasting relationships with others.
How It works
Relational therapy stems from relational-cultural theory and the work of Jean Baker Miller in the 1970s and ‘80s, that looked at human connection and the ways culture influences relationships. Miller’s work centered on women, privilege, and power, and the dominant and subordinate roles played out in relationships. At that time, there was a movement in the field of psychotherapy away from pure introspection and toward an exploration of the dynamics of human relationships and their effects on individuals. More focus was given to emotional issues, stress, and power differentials from past relationships and how they can interfere with true personal expression and the ability to form solid relationships in the present. Relational-cultural theory focuses therapists and counselors on the cultures and contexts that affect relationships so they can work effectively with more diverse clients. The therapist addresses these issues within the context of the therapeutic relationship and the client’s relationships outside of therapy.
What to Look for in a Relational Therapist
Look for a licensed, experienced mental health professional with specific training in relational cultural theory or relational therapy. In addition to finding someone with the appropriate educational background, experience, and relational approach, look for a therapist with whom you feel comfortable discussing personal issues. A relational therapist should be a warm, empathetic, understanding, and nonjudgmental person, because the success of relational therapy is highly dependent on the client’s ability to form a personal relationship with the therapist.
By: Dr. Kaitlyn Haese, DC
Chiropractic + Pregnancy
If ever there were a time to allow others to nurture you, this is it! Your body is doing an amazing job at growing another human being! As your baby grows, your own alignment shifts to accommodate the shift in your center of gravity. Sometimes it may feel uneven or even painful to walk, sit, exercise, or sleep. We can help!
Is it safe?
Yes! I use a variety of gentle modalities and techniques that are safe for both you and baby. We get to choose what works best for you and your body at each visit. My table adjusts to accommodate you and your growing little one to allow for comfortable positioning and treatment.
My job as a Webster certified chiropractor is to help to keep balance in the pelvis as your body is shifting. I will evaluate and treat the muscles, ligaments, and joints in the pelvic region to create balance side to side and front to back allowing for these structures to move evenly and smoothly. Even if you don’t have any pain, the last few weeks of pregnancy are when mamas-to-be should be nourishing herself and preparing for the enormous job of birthing her baby. This can allow for optimal uterine and fetal positioning, movement of the pelvic bones during delivery, and decreased pain and discomfort during pregnancy and labor.
We are here to support you in this journey whether it is your first or your tenth.
If You Go Once…
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told “If you go once, you have to go every week for the rest of your life”. Of course, this isn’t true. My goal is to provide you with the care and tools to use at home so that you need me as infrequently as possible.
Four Ways to Use Chiropractic
The most common reasons patients choose chiropractic care include:
Relief – Many people begin here. Their pain, tightness, limitation or other symptom is often what prompts them to seek out chiropractic care.
Correction – With the most obvious symptoms reduced, many opt to continue their care to stabilize spine, core, and/or move optimally.
Maintenance – Regular chiropractic care can help you maintain your progress and avoid a recurrence due to repetitive stressors our body experiences.
Prevention/Wellness – Periodic chiropractic checkups can help catch new problems early and help our nervous system process all of the incoming information to our brain as we use our bodies.
Come visit us.
How far you take your care is up to you. We are here to help you reach your goals and support you along the way. If it’s been a while since your last chiropractic visit, or you’ve never been and would like to see how we can help you move optimally, give us a call or book online.
As Halloween quickly approaches, we want to ensure you have a healthy skeleton! Schedule to see our chiropractor, Dr. Kaitlyn Haese,today!
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