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Relational Therapy in Los Angeles, CA

Are you experiencing relationship challenges at home, in your career, etc.? Do you struggle to form connections with others or have difficulty communicating? Do you feel your family dynamics lack closeness or openness? Have you experienced interpersonal trauma or issues with codependency? Have your relationships been affected by anxiety, depression, addiction, or illness? Relational therapy may be a fit for your needs. Relational therapy is just one of the many therapeutic approaches our team of relational therapists take at The Holding Space. Read below to learn more!

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What is Relational Therapy?

Relational therapy (a.k.a. relational-cultural therapy) is a form of psychotherapy. It focuses on the therapeutic relationship, i.e., the relationship between you and your therapist. A central belief in this type of therapy is that healthy relationships with others can not only help with but are actually required. Thus, the therapeutic relationship is used to both identify and address the interpersonal barriers to your well-being. It is believed that these barriers will present themselves over time in session. To identify these barriers, Relational therapy involves exploring your past and present relationships. While also looking at how they have impacted your relationship with yourself and others. Intersectional factors like class, race, gender, culture, sexuality, etc also play a role.


All of this is done within a warm, empathetic, and accepting environment. This is necessary to build a secure, safe, and collaborative therapeutic relationship. This relationship, itself, is used to address your identified barriers. It serves as a model and practice ground for healthy communication and interactions.

What does Relational Therapy look like?


At The Holding Space, we help you identify the issues that are specific to you and offer a holistic approach to address them. This starts with welcoming our clients into a warm and accepting environment. This is vital in creating the trust and safety needed for any therapeutic work. Once these minimum conditions for the therapeutic relationship have been set, your therapist will ask questions. They may also offer observations, share their experiences, etc. to deepen the relationship. Your childhood, family history and dynamics, current relationships, and intersectional identities, like race, gender, culture, etc., are common topics discussed. Observations and experiences that your therapist may share will all be aimed at exploring how the therapeutic relationship mimics (or is different from) your patterns of relating with others, and, ultimately, how to alter these patterns.


Through empathy and acceptance, we help people shift old, harmful patterns and create new, healthy ones. Even if you are already in, or plan to begin, couples therapy or individual therapy, relational therapy may help to address issues specific to you.

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Who does Relational Therapy work for?

Whether you’ve reached a breaking point or are just trying to foster more connection in your life, it’s never the wrong time to attend to your mental health and well-being. If you are willing and ready to gain a deeper sense of yourself and your patterns of relating with others, both healthy and maladaptive, Relational therapy might be right for you.

Start Relational Therapy in Los Angeles, CA with the Holding Space Today!

Ready to embark on a journey of healing and connection through relational therapy? If you've been facing the challenges of unresolved relational issues, it's time to explore the transformative potential of relational therapy. Relational therapy offers a unique path to understanding and improving your relationships without judgment or blame. At The Holding Space, our team of compassionate therapists is here to support you in taking the first step towards healthier, more fulfilling connections. To find out if relational therapy in Los Angeles, CA might be a fit for your unique needs, follow the steps below:

  1. Reach out to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.

  2. Speak with an experienced relational therapist.

  3. Begin improving your relationships!

Other Therapy Services Offered at The Holding Space in Los Angeles, CA

At The Holding Space, we offer more than just Relational therapy in Los Angeles, CA. We provide a diverse range of therapeutic services to support individuals in effectively managing their mental health and enhancing their well-being. Our team of skilled therapists specializes in Anxiety treatment, Couples TherapyDepression treatment, Addiction Therapy, Art Therapy, Brainspotting Therapy, and LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy. Other common topics addressed in therapy are relationship challenges, family dynamics, parenting, codependency, illness, and trauma. Whether you're seeking help for relational issues or any of these vital areas of your life, our Los Angeles-based practice is here for you. Contact us today to discover the comprehensive support we offer and to take the first step toward a happier, more fulfilling future.

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