Dena Ray, Ph.D.
65 Rice Road, Wayland, Massachusetts 01778
Relationships with those we love are some of the most significant factors in our happiness and mental well-being. Disharmony in relationships can cause frustration and sadness, but psychotherapy can help. I meet with couples - often together - but there are times when the others in our relationships are unavailable or unwilling to seek therapy. Nevertheless, therapy can still help resolve relationship problems even if those others aren't present. Sometimes, despite all our best efforts, a relationship needs to end. In that case, I help individuals and families navigate the challenges of break-ups and divorce.
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.