Lori Carpenos, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Life Coach
81 South Main Street, Suite 7, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
My therapy approach is well suited to help you understand yourself and your partner better. I will guide you to exprience your own insights about the nature of thought and how your thinking contributes to your experience of life and the relationship, moment by moment. I also provide a variety of resources for you to further your education between sessions..
David Russell, Ph.D.
1001 Farmington Ave, Suite 304, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
While traditional 45-minutes-a-week talk therapy teaches communication skills, many couples can communicate perfectly well until their emotions get in the way. When your emotions hit an 8 or a 9 on a 0-10 scale, all of your communication skills instantly disappear. This is why, for couples with strong emotional reactions, traditional therapy can actually make things worse. I use 3-HOUR SESSIONS to help you identify and strengthen the positive parts of your relationship, eliminate the hot-buttons that drag you into those old vicious-circle arguments filled with hurt, anger or resentment and to develop the right emotional climate for healthy and productive communication
Sarah Prevelige, Ed.D, ABSNP
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Commonwealth Counseling Center, 208 Main Street, Suite 115, Milford, Massachusetts 01757
Our LMFTs and licensed professionals work with couples to reduce conflict, change behavior, change your responses to your partner’s behavior, find realistic and practical solutions, and empower you as a couple to make a terrific life together. This differs from marriage counseling because we provide advice and/or show you how to develop your own rational solutions by dealing with problems in each of your histories that may be creating unhealthy patterns of relating.
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Being a part of a couple is a challenging experience. It can be full of joy and wonder and even bliss, but it can also be painful and unhealthy and miserable. All human beings long for a secure attachment to another, but it is sometimes difficult to make that happen. My approach is based on three important principals: 1) there needs to equality in a relationship with mutual respect, 2) we are all very different from each other even if we share many interests and have common backgrounds, 3) we need to have an ongoing dialog throughout our relationship dealing with those differences with good communication skills. In many ways a couple relationship or marriage is like a laboratory for growth a
Matthew Bastiaanse, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family therapist
29 Windham Rd., Bristol, Connecticut 06010
I love to work with couples, and find that they are both individuals with a different set of DNA. I work with the couples to help improving communication, intimacy, and to resolve their differences. I also work with couples who are separating to better understand the emotional grieving, and change that they will be transitioning too, and its effects on the family and how to cope with those effects.
Robert Salinger, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
385 South Eagle, Terryville, Connecticut 06786
In couples therapy couples learn to identify and stop the recurring patterns in the relationship that cause hurt, rejection, and feelings of abandonment. Once this occurs couples are safe enough to learn a new way to communicate without judgement or blaming. The ability to identify deeper more vulnerable needs and feelings leads to a sense of trust and a bond of secure connection. We all have baggage that can interfere with closeness until we can resolve what is necessary.
Susan Costello, MA, LMHC, CPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770
I have passion for helping couples overcome resentments and misunderstandings to create connection. I do this by helping each person discover and honestly express what is really going on for them and I ensure that the other has heard. I help my couples set goals for the relationship and understand each others' needs. I help increase the positivity in the relationship to transform the current dynamic and maintain good will which then motivates individuals to look at themselves and make and maintain changes for the sake of the relationship. Couples of all kinds will have an enhanced relationship after our work. If children happen to be involved, they will benefit, too!
Ellen S Leventhal, MEd., MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Norfolk MA & E Counseling In MA and Virginia , Norfolk, MA, & all of Virginia Online Counseling, Massachusetts 02056
Your relationship has the potential to become a place where you can bring more joy and happiness into your life. Couples therapy is the most challenging of therapies due to the emotional intensity of the couple’s dynamics. When both members of a couple are committed to repairing the relationship, working with a skilled clinician is highly rewarding and successful. Couples entering counseling who have a mixed agenda where splitting up is a possibility, need help to discern and determine their goals. I see couples together as well as individually, and work with them to determine what would need to change for them achieve increased affection and the closeness they had when they first met.
Christopher Carlin, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
415 Killingworth Road, Higganum, Connecticut 06441
The inherent difficulties with being a couple these days have become more and more complicated due to many varied reasons. If your struggling with being a couple, come see our therapist who focuses on communication and assisting on identifying and then eradicating the hurdles of being a couple in 2015 no matter your age, race or gender preference, we are there for you!
Michael Hodosh, Psy.D, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
70 Sharon Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908
I work with couples who wish to improve their relationship and couples who are uncertain about what they want. I believe that most couples can (re)establish happy relationships if both truly wish to remain together because of their feelings about and attitude towards the other person. Improving communication, helping each partner between understand the other, negotiating compromise, and bringing more validation and affirmation of each other into the marriage are often major areas of focus, I see couples together as well as individuals who wish for better understanding of their relationships and guidance as to changes they can make independently to better their relationships.
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
The newest research on happiness makes clear something we all really know: that our closest relationships are the source of the greatest happiness and joy, meaning and purpose in our lives. Our significant other, our partner, our husband or wife is the person who knows us best, better than anyone. For all the same reasons, when difficulties come between you and your partner, it can seriously erode your happiness, and breakdowns in communication, building resentments, frustratingly repetitive arguments are very distressing. Nobody want this to happen; "Then why does it never seem that we're on the same page?" Consider couples counseling as a way to start a positive cycle ...
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Providence, Rhode Island 02901
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact email@example.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Todd Schmenk, M.S., M.Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
1 Richmond Square, Suite 103k, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Each individual comes from a rich background of experiences and cultural messages which ultimately leads to misunderstandings in communication. Couples counseling allows for a place for each person to explore and present their views in a safe and validating environment. From there it is then possible to map out goals as a team and address those underlying issues which show up in a relationship over and over.
Stokes Counseling Services, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Couples Counseling can be a difficult decision to make between you and your partner. We offer couple counseling session to improve communication, enhance the relationship between one another. In our sessions, can be discuss an array of issues that might be getting in the way of a healthy relationship. In addition, we focus on LGBT couples. Call us to schedule your appointment.
Jacky van Leeuwen, M.Ed., LMHC
Phone Counselor with Email and IM options
Jacky@JackyTherapy.com, Boston Area, Massachusetts 02472
Couples can be married or not, of any gender identity, or sexual orientation. We will focus on how needs and wants are communicated and often explore how our families of origin impact the patterns in our current relationships. I primarily use Strength-Based, Emotionally Focused and Attachment Theories to guide my work with couples and will often assign homework.
Donald A. Labonte, MA, MSW, LMHC, LCDP, NCAC II
33 College Hill Rd., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Helping couples to grow together in their relationship, one for the other, is a most exciting process. People grow as individuals in a social context. When two people grow together in trust they each maximize the growth potential of the other. When couples have struggles that challenge their union each is invited to invest more intimately in their relationship. Fears can be conquered and belief in the other can be increased greatly. Communication can be improved immensely as well.
Michelle Wright, MA, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
167 South River Road, Suite 9, Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
I work with couples from two perspectives: PREPARE and REPAIR. PREPARE work is undertaken in the first five years or so of a relationship. Modeling, practice and reinforcement of skills for empathy, listening, emotion regulation, attunement, and time-out happen before dysfunctional patterns are established. Relationship satisfaction is increased over the long run. REPAIR work is harder. Once dysfunctional patterns are ingrained or betrayal (sexual or other) experienced, relationship repair must be mediated and trust restored. This can be extremely gratifying work resulting in a stronger, more intimate relationship than ever imagined.