Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Not feeling as close to your partner? Feeling that you have grown apart over time? Communication issues? Conflict? Stress in your relationship? Over time most couples experience some stress in their relationship and do not feel that they are the couple they wanted to be. Let us help you rediscover each other and what your relationship can be. We emphasize communication, connection and restoration in a safe environment and help you and your partner reconnect.
Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike, Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
You are struggling in your relationship and come to me feeling confused, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry, lonely, unloved, frustrated. . . I am specifically trained to help you identify what your true emotions and motivations are, what you are both really thinking and feeling. Often, couples feel they are in direct conflict when in fact they are simply not understanding the other's point of view. In many cases, when individuals realize what is really going on for the other beneath the surface, these insights alone can promote healing in the relationship. Gradually, conflict and feelings of isolation and confusion are replaced by feelings of understanding and connection.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
When the two of you as a couple find yourselves feeling lonely and disconnected it may be because it does not feel safe for you anymore to talk about important and vulnerable issues. My goal for you is to feel comfortable in session, and for that reason I will not allow you to repeat your destructive behaviors in my office. It needs a calm and compassionate space for partners to rediscover their love and empathy for each other. I work emotion focussed which means you get to try out with my guidance to talk to each other differently. I will support you to speak more from the heart and listen with your heart and help you to express what you are longing for. I am a certified sex therapist.
Qatana Samanen, Ph.D.
145 Jug Hollow Rd., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
The most important thing in couples therapy is helping both people learn what they can do differently to transform negative patterns into a mutually respectful, loving relationship. When people learn to really listen to each other, communication improves. Understanding and compassion take the place of anger and resentment, transforming power struggles into mutual support. What a relief! I specialize in helping couples move beyond the crisis of infidelity to create a relationship that's better and stronger than ever. When this happens, trust is rebuilt and both partners gain confidence that they will never again suffer the pain of an affair
Susan Schumacher, LPC, PhD (ABD)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
1432 State Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460, Pennsylvania 19460
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling lonely, frustrated, discouraged? We can collaborate to explore the space between you and your partner and support pathways to effective communication and interactions with the hope of restoring balance and harmony in your relationship. You can renew and refresh your relationship by gaining insight into how your interactions with one another work to sabotage or enhance your life as a couple.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
There is a common expectation that couples' counseling must focus on improving communication. I have found that problematic patterns of communication can certainly play a role in some dysfunctional relationships and can be corrected at a later point in counseling. Couples' therapy needs to begin by addressing the core factor that sabotages all other attempts to heal the relationship - the lack of respect! Not love, not honesty, not compromise; but to truly experience the other as an independent human being whose world-view and needs are taken into consideration in all one's decisions and actions. Respect, in its deepest and varied expressions, is the key to creating a successful relationship
Philip Friedman, Ph.D
Director: Foundation for Well-Being; Psychologist
46 Red Rowen Lane, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania 19462
I create a safe, warm, caring atmosphere so that you and your spouse or partner can share your stressful conflicts that cause hurt, anger, depression, bitterness, sadness, helplessness, discouragement, withdrawal, attack and hopelessness. Either or both of you may also be experiencing guilt, shame, loss, grief and serious family, parent-child or career/job) problems. I can help you shift from this state of emotional and mental distress/darkness to the experience of emotional and mental light and can help you learn to communicate more effectively and harmoniously. I can help you learn how to be more appropriately assertive; listen more from the heart and resolve problems in a win-win mutua