Ellen Schrier, MS, LPC, NCC

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  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 582 Coach Road, Horsham, Pennsylvania, 19044
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Willow Grove, 19090
      208 Easton Road
      Willow Grove, 19090
  • Phone: 2155939167
  • www.ellenschrier.com

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Free 15-20 minute telephone consultation

Are you looking for . . . 
An end to frequent fighting?
More emotional intimacy and closeness?
Better communication? 
More happiness?
I am passionate about and committed to helping individuals and couples work through issues that keep them from creating the loving relationships they desire and deserve. I believe that couple satisfaction occurs more readily when you and your partner are feeling validated, appreciated and respected. As you learn how to develop a culture of respect and appreciation, conflicts can be resolved easier and occur less frequently.

 A Little Bit About Me

With my own long-term committed 42 year marriage, including raising children, and working as a marriage counselor with many couples, I understand the many difficult emotions that can and do occur during times of stress and strife in a marital relationship. Without a secure emotional attachment to your spouse, you can feel off balance, unsure and insecure when trying to work through problematic situations. When you are securely emotionally attached to your mate, you feel that your partner will always be there. You can trust that he/she will love you unconditionally through the difficult times.

Working in community centers, schools and specialized training in couples therapy is part of my 15 years of experience as a counselor. My experience in helping people work through their problems further deepens my ability to understand, provide skills and help couples break through their existing or potential problem areas.    

What To Expect From Counseling

I focus on solutions and the tender emotions that are underlying your issues and look for ways to build upon your strengths rather than focus on weaknesses. Emphasis is placed on building and restoring your friendship, developing mutual respect for one another and creating a positive atmosphere.  Under these conditions it becomes more manageable to learn more effective ways of relating to others in regard to conflict and compromise. Therapy can help you uncover your own internal solutions to life’s challenges.

You can learn better and more effective communication and language skills needed to help you break through your existent or potential problem areas.  The use of this new language frees you from the destructive traps of blame, defensiveness and withdrawal so common during times when angry words have been spoken. that can easily undermine an engagement or marriage.  

Specialized Couple Training

1.  Pre-marital Counseling

One of the best ways to protect your future marriage is to take steps to ensure success and reduce the risk of divorce.  Distressed couples will divorce within the first seven years of marriage.  I have been trained in several scientifically-based premarital assessments (Prepare/Enrich and Foccus Pre-Marital Inventory). I recommend a minimum of 5 sessions per couple.

2.  Marriage Training

Gottman Method Couples TherapyEmotionally Focused Couples Therapy

I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Couples Therapy, and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work. I also have completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy which helps couples form a closer connection by uncovering and identifying the deeper underlying emotions that keep them apart. We work together as a team to identify problem areas, open up couple communication and promote understanding.

It is not only my specialized professional skills, but also my extensive personal experience that I combine to help you maintain or repair those relationships most precious to you. When you are grounded in supportive, loving bonds, all of life seems easier, more bountiful and more beautiful!

Ellen Schrier Reaches

Horsham PA
Willow Grove PA