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
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!
Elizabeth Spencer, MSW, LICSW
Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker
2 Summer St., Suite 27, Natick, Massachusetts 01760
Most of us want to feel seen and recognized, understood and valued. Couples often get caught in patterns that interfere with expressing their love and appreciation for each other. Our early experiences often influence how we interact. Many times we need to learn communication skills. I work with couples to help them disentangle what each brings to the relationship: both strengths and challenges. We focus on developing skills to listen and communicate effectively, to problem solve, negotiate, and to collaborate. The goal is for each partner to feel valued and for the couple to have a connected, joyful, and growth promoting relationship.