Carol Garfinkle, Psy.D.
275 Turnpike Street, Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Learn to have the conversations you need to have to feel understood, valued, and supported. Learn to make repairs so your relationship can heal and grow. Somtimes we have concerns that we will be abandoned or rejected, that we are not good enough or don’t deserve to be loved. Once we feel safe and understood again, we calm down. Couples work with me on issues such as learning effective communication skills so they transform stuck patterns, deepening the fun, romantic and intimate parts of their relationship, overcoming resentment and trust issues (including infidelities), being on the same page with financial decisions, working through parenting challenges, and managing separations.
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.
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.
Marjorie Siegel, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
1180 Beacon Street, Suite 4B, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
When I see a couple, one of the first things that interests me is what are the recurring conflicts. Almost always, these fights are efforts at repairing old injuries that took place long before the couple fell in love. The members of a couple find themselves hurt in ways that echo that early experience and so fight desperately for a different outcome. I teach couples to listen more calmly and express themselves more deeply. In this way, when the inevitable bruise occurs again, it becomes an opportunity to grow closer. The couples I work with describe feeling more loved and loving as a result of their work with me.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
I work with pre- marital, unmarried and same sex couples seeking to improve their relationships. I encourage attention to what precipitated their call for help and go from there to identifying their coping patterns and strengths to create a treatment plan that makes sense to them. Homework assignments, role playing, possibly referrals for individual therapy may be part of the treatment recommendation in order to make couple work effective. Enhancement of assertiveness, intimacy and resilience skills are is the goal of treatment.
Joyce Dolberg Rowe, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
485 Nantasket Avenue Unit C, Hull, Massachusetts 02169
'Men are from Mars & Women are from Venus' is a fantastic metaphor that will help you to understand yourself and your partner better. Because I am personally trained by Dr. John Gray and have helped thousands of couples improve communication and relationships, I feel confidant that I can help you have best relationship imaginable; Respecting and loving as you did in the first six months of your time together.