David Russell, Ph.D.
Avon, Connecticut 06001
While traditional 45-minutes-a-week talk therapy teaches communication skills, many couples can communicate perfectly well until their emotions get in the way. When your emotions hit an 8 or a 9 on a 0-10 scale, all of your communication skills instantly disappear. This is why, for couples with strong emotional reactions, traditional therapy can actually make things worse. I use 3-HOUR SESSIONS to help you identify and strengthen the positive parts of your relationship, eliminate the hot-buttons that drag you into those old vicious-circle arguments filled with hurt, anger or resentment and to develop the right emotional climate for healthy and productive communication
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.
Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist
409 Main St. Suite 105, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002
People always are communicating - even when they don't like what or how they are doing it. The goal of couples work is to help the individuals in the couple see each other clearly, to define their expectations of both self and the other in the relationship and decide if and how they want to be an effective and happy team. At times it is also important to consider how the couple can manage the impact of support or lack of support for the couple in the families of origin and in the community. For more information about my practice, please visit my website at www.mariehartwell-walker.com