James Foster, & Associates, LICSW
James Foster & Associates, COUNSELINGNH
540 Chestnut Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
Couples counseling is offered at James Foster & Associates. Many times couples experience difficulty in their relationships. Some areas may include trust, communication, jealousy, stress, anger, parenting and pre-marital stress to name a few. Clients will come for an initial intake appointment where they will provide background information to the Clinician. The clinician will work with the client to develop treatment goals and plan for ongoing counseling. Many times it may be beneficial to work areas of difficulty in individual sessions to work on individual areas of concern along with working in couples sessions together. This may be discussed with the clients' therapist.
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.