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
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 ...
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.