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