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COUPLES AND FAMILIES


Couples:


Are you having the same old arguments; feeling unheard and stuck; torn by a family situation where you can see no way out.

Even when all seems lost and possibly stuck couples and family counseling can help you move forward, toward a loving and fulfilling relationship. Relationships can be the greatest opportunity for growth and yet growth is often a bumpy journey.

Working with a therapist can help couples get past their impasses so that they can move forward and grow in their relationships.

Couples must become skillful in navigating many roles if they are going to thrive and develop. They must learn how to be good friends, lovers, practical allies in the business of running their relationship, and if they have children, co-parents.

Doing all of this in the context of our highly pressured social and economic environment is challenging.

It is no wonder that many couples lose a sense of enjoyment in their connection or develop dysfunctional roles and destructive patterns of communicating.

Once you feel understood and supported in your relationship then that gives you a base to blossom in your life.


Your work in therapy sessions can also help you to decide that you no longer want to be together, and so can help you separate more compassionately and learn from the experience so that the same mistakes are not repeated in your next relationship.

If there are children involved counseling can help a family to separate while minimizing the negative effects on the children.




Families:


As we all discover, families can be a place of love and support, but they can also be a place of pain and conflict. Every family has communication problems and/or issues of some kind.

Why settle for letting the same arguments and deep frustrations drag on for years.

I can help create a safe space and provide expertise to help everyone express and work though their issues together. In addition, for any family, children bring their own challenges, especially teenagers.

I can help your family navigate their way through this difficult time and decrease the stress on everyone.


Occasional therapeutic counseling can also be helpful in negotiating life changes due to career change, illness, and adding or losing family members, to name a few.




My Experience:


I completed an advanced clinical postgraduate training in couples and family therapy at Hunter College, NYC.

I was also the Clinical Director, and am currently the Clinical Supervisor of an agency that specializes in couples and family therapy where I practice as well as teach and supervise other therapists.

In addition, I see families and couples privately both in Brooklyn and in Manhattan.


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