Claudia Fraga, LCSW
Counselor/Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist
8525 SW 92 Street, Suite B8, Miami, FL
We live today in the Information Age where so much communication is digital. This has had a direct impact on communication within relationships. There are many relationship sustained via on-line communication (social media). Structured counseling sessions offers couples the opportunity to gather with a trained objective professional and communicate within a safe setting. The purpose of each session is to help each person grow in awareness and appreciation of their partner's differences. Important tools taught at Fraga LCSW and Associates are solution finding/problem solving and negotiation.
Melissa Arias Shah, Ph.D, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
7685 SW 104 ST STE100, Pinecrest, FL
Couples counseling can help all types of intimate relationships — heterosexual or homosexual, married or not. In couples counseling, the relationship is the focus, although each partner should also expect to focus on self-improvement and self-awareness. Goals are establsihed by the couples; to achieve the objectives each partner must understand and acknowledge his or her role in the relationship cycles.
Mario Garcia, Jr., Ph.D., J.D., LLM., PCC
Strategic Interventionist & Results Coach / Mental Health Counselor
6750 Sunset Drive Suite #2, Miami, FL
Through effective couples counseling, partners can resolve past issues, increase and improve their communication with one another, cease negative patterns of behavior, stop fighting about the same issues over and over again, improve sexual intimacy, agree on parenting techniques, and feel more respected in the relationship. Partners will learn exactly how to resolve conflicts in a healthy manner, and how to listen and communicate effectively, without anger or resentment. Resolving current and past issues in the relationship under the guidance of a psychotherapist--who acts as a mediator and provides objective feedback--is also beneficial.
Roberta Gallagher, LCSW, LMFT
7800 Red Rd.#231, S.Miami, FL
Every couple has times where they could benefit from counseling. You may love each other but not like each other much anymore. Or, you may be just going through a dry spell or a rut. I work with all couples -- gay, lesbian, heterosexual -- and coach them through these low periods in their relationships. Sometimes, the lows may involve something like one partner cheating but I can help you work through it. And, no, you don't have to be married to benefit from couples counseling. The happiest couples are those who can talk through things, no matter how hard the topic is.
Mark A Martinez, MS MFT, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
1550 Madruga Avenue, Suite 307, Coral Gables, FL
Helping to guide couples to a more flourishing relationship is an experience that produces many fruits. I believe healthy couples relationships help everyone to thrive in life. We are all social beings and we were never meant to be alone so I treasure any opportunity I may have to help guide you through various relationship skills such as better ways of communicating and true empathy and understanding for each other.
Edie Factor, LCSW
101 majorca Ave, Coral Gables, FL
If you are experiencing dissatisfaction in your relationship due to on-going conflicts, trust issues, frustrations, breakdown in communication and have a general sense of hopelessness, you may benefit from couples counseling. I will help you develop effective , open communication and improve your level of intimacy. I will also assist you to increase your awareness of your role in the relationship conflict. If you are committed to working on your relationship or are indecisive, please consider Couples counseling as an option.
Ernesto Felipe, LMHC, M.S., MS.Ed., NBCC, CRRTP
Board Certified Mental Health Counselor and Life Coach
75 Valencia Avenue Suite 301, Coral Gables, FL
Couples often engage in ineffective patterns of relating that lead them to experience moderate to sever dissatisfaction in their interactions and the life they share. Establishing clear boundaries, effective guidelines for communication, distributing power and influence among other, are strategies that can help couples thrive and develop higher levels of intimacy
Amy Rein, PhD
3310 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL
I have had you couples who have been together for just a few months ask me if it's too early for therapy. Of course my answer is no, please come in. Communication skills, empathic listening. understanding our partners background and family of origins issues is not something we are born with. Intimacy is a skill that develops over time. Often couples step over the little glitches in relationships and these issues become big later in life. If your relationship is new or you've been together 40 years its never too late to take a look inside and see where all the points of disconnection are. True intimacy involves knowing ourselves at a deep level and likewise learning about our partner.
Robert Carrillo, Ed.D, LMHC, BCPC, NCC
Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
2000 S. Dixie Highway Suite 104, Miami, FL
You need to be proactive as marriage conflict will not disappear overnight. Issues need to be acknowledged and addressed before irrevocable damage is done to the relationship. Today many couples are seeking help to improve the quality of their relationships. They realize that they have invested a lot of time and energy and they need assistance in finding resolution. Communication is key. Therapy helps couples communicate more effectively.