Michael Hodosh, Psy.D, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
70 Sharon Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02908
I work with couples who wish to improve their relationship and couples who are uncertain about what they want. I believe that most couples can (re)establish happy relationships if both truly wish to remain together because of their feelings about and attitude towards the other person. Improving communication, helping each partner between understand the other, negotiating compromise, and bringing more validation and affirmation of each other into the marriage are often major areas of focus, I see couples together as well as individuals who wish for better understanding of their relationships and guidance as to changes they can make independently to better their relationships.
Donald A. Labonte, MA, MSW, LMHC, LCDP, NCAC II
33 College Hill Rd., Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Helping couples to grow together in their relationship, one for the other, is a most exciting process. People grow as individuals in a social context. When two people grow together in trust they each maximize the growth potential of the other. When couples have struggles that challenge their union each is invited to invest more intimately in their relationship. Fears can be conquered and belief in the other can be increased greatly. Communication can be improved immensely as well.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Providence, Rhode Island 02901
What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php
Todd Schmenk, M.S., M.Ed., LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
1 Richmond Square, Suite 103k, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Each individual comes from a rich background of experiences and cultural messages which ultimately leads to misunderstandings in communication. Couples counseling allows for a place for each person to explore and present their views in a safe and validating environment. From there it is then possible to map out goals as a team and address those underlying issues which show up in a relationship over and over.
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.
Tracy Schaperow, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
567 Vauxhall St Extension, #207, Waterford, Connecticut 06320
As a licensed clinical psychologist, my greatest emphasis for couples is working with people individually to address how they may improve themselves so as to improve the relationship. *Or*, I may help an individual learn more effect strategies to deal with challenging relationship struggles. My partner, a licensed marriage and family therapist, works with the couple in the room simultaneously. Those seeking this help may contact me, and I will let you know if your situation is something I can help with. If it is, we can proceed to schedule a first appointment. If it is not, I will help get you set up with my partner or another therapist who does the work you require.
Samuel Schaperow, MSMFT, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
567 Vauxhall St Extension, #207, New London co, Waterford, Connecticut 06385
When I was a student at UCONN, I learned of an article called “Bad Couples Therapy”. I learned from it that many therapists who do family therapy do not have any formal training in couple therapy. How can this be? We don’t have surgeons on the operating table without formal training in surgery, yet therapists can do it? Yes, it turns out the field of therapy isn’t as regulated as one might think. Later in graduate school, I was able to get three full-time years of formal training in marriage and family therapy. The results I’m able to offer to people were well worth the extra schooling and residency I later completed.
Lori Carpenos, LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Life Coach
81 South Main Street, Suite 7, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
My therapy approach is well suited to help you understand yourself and your partner better. I will guide you to exprience your own insights about the nature of thought and how your thinking contributes to your experience of life and the relationship, moment by moment. I also provide a variety of resources for you to further your education between sessions..
David Russell, Ph.D.
1001 Farmington Ave, Suite 304, West Hartford, Connecticut 06107
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
Christopher Carlin, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
415 Killingworth Road, Higganum, Connecticut 06441
The inherent difficulties with being a couple these days have become more and more complicated due to many varied reasons. If your struggling with being a couple, come see our therapist who focuses on communication and assisting on identifying and then eradicating the hurdles of being a couple in 2015 no matter your age, race or gender preference, we are there for you!
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.