Sarah Prevelige, Ed.D, ABSNP
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Commonwealth Counseling Center, 208 Main Street, Suite 115, Milford, Massachusetts 01757
Our LMFTs and licensed professionals work with couples to reduce conflict, change behavior, change your responses to your partner’s behavior, find realistic and practical solutions, and empower you as a couple to make a terrific life together. This differs from marriage counseling because we provide advice and/or show you how to develop your own rational solutions by dealing with problems in each of your histories that may be creating unhealthy patterns of relating.
Susan Costello, MA, LMHC, CPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Sherborn, Massachusetts 01770
I have passion for helping couples overcome resentments and misunderstandings to create connection. I do this by helping each person discover and honestly express what is really going on for them and I ensure that the other has heard. I help my couples set goals for the relationship and understand each others' needs. I help increase the positivity in the relationship to transform the current dynamic and maintain good will which then motivates individuals to look at themselves and make and maintain changes for the sake of the relationship. Couples of all kinds will have an enhanced relationship after our work. If children happen to be involved, they will benefit, too!
Carl Hindy, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist, NH Licensed Psychologist
120 Main Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060
The newest research on happiness makes clear something we all really know: that our closest relationships are the source of the greatest happiness and joy, meaning and purpose in our lives. Our significant other, our partner, our husband or wife is the person who knows us best, better than anyone. For all the same reasons, when difficulties come between you and your partner, it can seriously erode your happiness, and breakdowns in communication, building resentments, frustratingly repetitive arguments are very distressing. Nobody want this to happen; "Then why does it never seem that we're on the same page?" Consider couples counseling as a way to start a positive cycle ...
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
Stephen Price, D.Min.
Licensed Pastoral Psychotherapist
133 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire 03458
Being a part of a couple is a challenging experience. It can be full of joy and wonder and even bliss, but it can also be painful and unhealthy and miserable. All human beings long for a secure attachment to another, but it is sometimes difficult to make that happen. My approach is based on three important principals: 1) there needs to equality in a relationship with mutual respect, 2) we are all very different from each other even if we share many interests and have common backgrounds, 3) we need to have an ongoing dialog throughout our relationship dealing with those differences with good communication skills. In many ways a couple relationship or marriage is like a laboratory for growth a
Jacky van Leeuwen, M.Ed., LMHC
Phone Counselor with Email and IM options
Jacky@JackyTherapy.com, Boston Area, Massachusetts 02472
Couples can be married or not, of any gender identity, or sexual orientation. We will focus on how needs and wants are communicated and often explore how our families of origin impact the patterns in our current relationships. I primarily use Strength-Based, Emotionally Focused and Attachment Theories to guide my work with couples and will often assign homework.
Ellen S Leventhal, MEd., MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Norfolk MA & E Counseling In MA and Virginia , Norfolk, MA, & all of Virginia Online Counseling, Massachusetts 02056
Your relationship has the potential to become a place where you can bring more joy and happiness into your life. Couples therapy is the most challenging of therapies due to the emotional intensity of the couple’s dynamics. When both members of a couple are committed to repairing the relationship, working with a skilled clinician is highly rewarding and successful. Couples entering counseling who have a mixed agenda where splitting up is a possibility, need help to discern and determine their goals. I see couples together as well as individually, and work with them to determine what would need to change for them achieve increased affection and the closeness they had when they first met.
Dahlia Rizk, MA, LCMHC
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
80 Nashua Rd Suite B2 , Londonderry, New Hampshire 03053
When a couple seeks counseling they often feel hopelessly stuck in the same unhealthy communication patterns, feelings of estrangement and distance, and a lack of emotional closeness. Sometimes one person in the couple wants counseling but the other refuses to seek help. Couples counseling can be beneficial to your relationship with both people in session as well as with only one person willing to come in. Doing one thing different will change your relationship. Call me and lets discuss the changes you want to see and how to make them happen.
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.
Aletheia Counseling, MA, MDiv, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
0 Governors Ave, Unit B-5, Medford, Massachusetts 02155
Relationship can be difficult at times, and it can be very helpful to have someone to help you work through some of your concerns in your relationship. I am licensed marriage and family therapist with years of clinical experience working with couples and families. My goal is to provide you and your partner a supportive environment where you and your partner can work through your concerns and find healing, restoration, and growth in your relationship.
Marjorie Siegel, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker
1180 Beacon Street, Suite 4B, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
When I see a couple, one of the first things that interests me is what are the recurring conflicts. Almost always, these fights are efforts at repairing old injuries that took place long before the couple fell in love. The members of a couple find themselves hurt in ways that echo that early experience and so fight desperately for a different outcome. I teach couples to listen more calmly and express themselves more deeply. In this way, when the inevitable bruise occurs again, it becomes an opportunity to grow closer. The couples I work with describe feeling more loved and loving as a result of their work with me.
Naomi Korn, LicSW, BCD
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1330 Beacon St #340, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446
I work with pre- marital, unmarried and same sex couples seeking to improve their relationships. I encourage attention to what precipitated their call for help and go from there to identifying their coping patterns and strengths to create a treatment plan that makes sense to them. Homework assignments, role playing, possibly referrals for individual therapy may be part of the treatment recommendation in order to make couple work effective. Enhancement of assertiveness, intimacy and resilience skills are is the goal of treatment.