Ciera Neufeld, BA, Mental Health Practitioner (she/her)
As a couples therapist, Ciera’s goal is to help couples identify dysfunctional patterns and help each partner understand what underlying need they are trying to meet within their part of the cycle. Assessing these underlying needs can then bring insight into where the issue stems from and what alternative solutions there are to meet this need.
Ciera balances being direct with being warm and supportive, in her strengths-based approach. She finds it helpful to focus on communication, emotional honesty, and boundary setting to help both partners feel as though their needs are being met while fostering connection rather than disconnection with their partner. Rather than “solving the problems,” it is crucial to build skills to communicate and connect in a way that can be transferred to other concerns that may arise. Ciera strives to understand and honor all aspects of her clients. This is especially important in couples therapy in order to ensure both partners become more of who they are individually, rather than less.
Ciera’s clinical interests range from communication patterns, intimacy concerns, and divorce discernment, to family of origin differences and parenting issues.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
In Ciera’s work with couples, she uses her certification with Prepare/Enrich to help partners understand their strengths and growth areas as they work on their relationship and/or their co-parenting. Ciera is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She provides therapy under the supervision of Herb Grant, Ph.D., LMFT and Gillian Koch, M.Ed, LPCC.
In Ciera’s free time, she loves walking her golden retriever puppy, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
- Intimacy Concerns
- Parenting Issues
- Family of Origin Differences
- Relational Concerns