Are you feeling misunderstood, disappointed in your relationship, unable to discuss certain issues? Are you frustrated? Have your passion and enthusiasm diminished?
We all come into adulthood with some 'baggage' from our childhood. Even the happiest of childhoods result in certain frustrations, disappointments and hurt feelings that later become the problem areas that get triggered in our primary love relationship. Couples transition out of romantic love after a year or two and over time discover these problem areas in their relationship. For a relationship to thrive, couples must find a way to deepen their intimacy and connectedness, dissolve long-standing conflicts and significantly improve their communication. But, how do you do this? Unless you were very lucky, you did not come out of childhood having watched your parents doing this successfully. Many of us are thus poorly equipped for dealing with the difficulties of being in a marriage or simply a relationship, and over time conflicts and frustrations cause us to emotionally distance ourselves. A certain tension is maintained, and our sense of emotional safety is diminished. Left unresolved, this can develop into an emotional stalemate and ultimately divorce. Don't let this happen to you!
You can learn a new way of relating that will transform conflict into connection, and increase your sense of trust, companionship and enthusiasm. Imagine this beginning to be your new reality over the next 2-3 months. Isn't it time to live together with the kind of intimacy and trust you enjoyed earlier in your relationship?
What will it take?
You can develop and maintain a mutually fulfilling love relationship, starting from right where you are now. It will take some discipline and a commitment to making this way of communicating and relating a life-long practice. This is being successfully achieved by couples every day, even couples who had drifted apart, experienced significant conflict, and lost their enthusiasm for the relationship
Typically with my counseling services, you will participate in twelve sessions. You will be guided and coached in new communication skills and interpersonal processes that begin to re-establish a sense of emotional safety in your relationship. Because I will be facilitating your sessions, you will get much farther in your communication than was possible on your own. As your understanding and skill develop, you will develop the ability to communicate in this manner outside of the therapy office. You will get to know your partner better than ever before, and feel highly motivated to respond to their needs. You will develop a life-long ability to communicate your feelings and needs, and hear your partner's feelings and needs, without judgment or defensive reactivity. As a result, understanding, empathy, and intimacy are significantly increased.
The sessions are conducted on a weekly basis, though over time sessions will occur less often. The goal is for you and your partner to be able to reliably and consistently discuss any issue that comes up on your own, just as you did with my facilitation in sessions. Learn more about counseling...
I am a psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, and 25+ years of clinical experience. I am licensed for independent practice as a Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW). In addition to my clinical work over time, I also served as Co-founder and Director of The Institute for Psychology & Medicine, and Director of Rehabilitation Health Center, both in Ann Arbor. I served as a Consulting Health Psychologist to the University of Michigan Student Health service. Additionally, I co-authored a weekly health column in the Ann Arbor News for several years. I have presented at numerous national conferences, and facilitated small groups of medical students at the University of Michigan Medical School.
In 1993 I began an extraordinary intensive training in relationship therapy with Harville Hendrix, PhD, founder of Imago Therapy (and author of the book, 'Getting The Love You Want'), resulting in my certification as a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. Over the years I received intensive training in several additional psychotherapeutic modalities, including EMDR (Level I & II), meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction (with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD), and mind/body approaches for treating stress-related health problems, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the effects of chronic illness, including chronic pain. I am certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a Certified Hypnotherapist.
What Others Are Saying About Glenn Burdick...
"If you have the opportunity to enter therapy with Glenn Burdick you will not be disappointed. I have referred many of my patients to him over many years, and I am always delighted when they are able to see him. He is smart, compassionate, trustworthy, and masterful at helping individuals and couples resolve problems and move forward in a positive way in their lives. Whether you are seeking help with your marriage, or struggling with depression, anxiety or stress, or even coping with chronic pain or chronic or terminal illness, I can recommend Glenn Burdick without hesitation. He is a top notch practitioner."
Edward (Lev) Linkner, MD, ABIHM
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Founding Member, American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Solo Clinical Practice
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine,
University of Michigan Medical School
My office is located on the third floor of a charming Victorian professional office building, The Parkway Center. The building is completely handicap accessible. The office is located one block from the intersection of Washtenaw and Huron Parkway.