The Couples Expert-Loving Connections Counseling LLC, LCSW

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Stuart Fensterheim LCSW , known as “The Couples Expert,” is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in couples’ counseling. I am the owner of The Couples Experts practice as well as the host and producer of The Couples Expert Podcast.
 By utilizing a research, validated model , Stuart helps couples overcome past injuries, while correcting harmful cycles by redefining their interpretations and emotional triggers.With over 30 years of professional experience, Stuart has helped countless couples reconnect with one another. He can transform any ordinary relationship into one that is thriving and flourishing.
Stuart practices in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he lives with his loving wife and therapy dog, Ollie. He is also an author, blogger and podcaster. His weekend workshop, “Two Days: Seven Conversations,” has become a popular workshop that has helped many couples in their journey of connectedness. Stuart also participates in a weekly podcast which garners thousands of viewers called, “The Couples Expert Podcast.” He holds provocative conversations, offering perspectives and insights from various experts. Stuart also offers free tips for couples a free resources on his youtube channel the couples expert you can to them here.
For more information, please visit There you will find free resources, blogs and podcasts. You can also click here to view “The Couples Expert” YouTube Channel where you can find videos including “3 Minutes with Stuart,” which is dedicated to address real questions with real answers. Also, if you would like to schedule your free 30-minute, no obligation consultation, please click here.

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My name is Kelsey Blythe, and I’m a Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion is to help individuals, couples and families from being stuck in repeating cycles of negativity that prevent them from relating with one another.

I grew up in a home that allowed me to feel loved and secure. I decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist because I’m convinced that our happiness and fulfillment is dependent on the satisfaction or dissatisfaction we feel within our relationships.

I believe all people need love and connection. We seek connection within our relationships in ways we’ve learned how to interact. And while our intentions may be good, there can be tendencies where we get stuck in self-defeating cycles that can negatively affect our loved ones. As a result, we’re left feeling lost, alone and emotionally starved.

While change is never easy and often frightening, I can help you restore your relationship by helping you find effective ways in rebuilding any lost emotional connection. I can help you stop those negative cycles with your partner and restore the relationship you’ve always wanted by leaving your partner feeling important and special. My practice focuses on meeting with individuals and couples helping them identify the things that are stopping them from having relationships that are secure and meaningful. 

 If you would like to schedule  your free 30-minute, no obligation consultation, please click here.

 I graduated with my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Auburn University and through my training, have become an expert in helping couples. I’m also a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.

 Alicia Kostov, LCSW Alicia Kostov LCSW When I was a child, I was always in a supportive type role with family and friends. People naturally came and talked to me about things that were going on in their lives. So, from an early age I fell into that role, and I felt it was something I wanted to pursue. My undergrad degree is actually in education, but when I was finishing my degree, a psychotherapist I knew suggested I look into social work with an eventual move into therapy. I followed his advice and eventually went to Boston University. I got my LCSW there and loved everything about it. This career path was a long time in the making. In grad school, both internships were actually not therapy. The first was a Head Start program and the second was working with adoptions, primarily international. I continued on working with adoptions after graduate school, and got a lot of experience. I then opened up my practice in Massachusetts, and shortly thereafter a job opened up in central Texas.I’ve done work with couples, military families, soldiers with PTSD, adoptions, and also immigrants. I speak Bulgarian, and my husband is an immigrant, who is actually learning English and adjusting to the culture, so I’ve experienced that in my own family. I’ve also done some work from a religious perspective for those who have sought out counseling with a Christian background. My faith is an important part of who I am. It was through my faith that I ended up living in Bulgaria as I was there serving as a missionary, and that led to me falling in love with the Bulgarian language and culture. I respect the beliefs of my clients and ultimately work within their framework. A focus of my practice is also as a Christian Counselor. Christian counseling allows me to practice my faith and connect with my clients on a spiritual religious level. One of my favorite thing specifically about working with couples is to see those breakthroughs and connections that Emotionally Focused Therapy brings out, especially watching a couple become able to trust each other. There’s so much power in the couple's relationship. When people are stuck in those negative cycles, they’re not able to harness that power, but when they can break out of it and really trust, the healing that can happen is truly amazing, and as a result, that relationship is much more stable and secure.   If you would like to schedule  your free 30-minute, no obligation consultation, please click here.

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I’m Jackie Leger, a licensed professional counselor. I’m looking forward to working with the Couples Expert staff as a counselor. I enjoy the camaraderie, support and opportunity for growth that comes with working amongst other clinicians. I bring to the Couples Expert my experience working with adolescents, individuals, couples and in group therapy in the areas of eating disorders, addiction, and trauma. I also utilize EMDR in my work. 

I’m truly passionate about counseling! I love connecting with others and am interested in the breadth of human experience. My humanitarian heart and passion for people led me to counseling in the first place. I began my career as an artist, but found that spending time alone behind a desk wasn’t for me. I wanted to interact with others and help them to live their best life and have fulfilling relationships. I still create art; colored pencils are my preferred medium. I’ve had the opportunity to incorporate my love of art into art therapy in a group counseling setting.

I look forward to helping couples in the the Couples Expert practice with Stuart Fensterheim,LCSW .If you’d like to learn more about whether counseling is the right choice for you, we offer a free 30 minute phone consultation. This isn’t a free counseling session, but an opportunity for you to find out how counseling works and discuss your expectations about the process and results.  If you would like to schedule  your free 30-minute, no obligation consultation, please click here.


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