by Dr. Aimee Vaughn LPCC-S
I have been doing a lot of work around boundary setting and improving communication in my practice lately. I thought I might share some tips I regularly give to my clients to improve communication and build relationships with the people they care about. Communication skills are learned, and while you might not be great at communication now, you can get there. Good communication helps us build healthy, reciprocal, relationships where each person feels valued and respected, even when they don’t agree. Good communication also increases the likelihood that you will get what you want and need. If you are better able to tell people what you need and in a way that does not instigate confrontation, it is more likely others will try to see things from your perspective and meet your needs.