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!
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.
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.