Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
When the two of you as a couple find yourselves feeling lonely and disconnected it may be because it does not feel safe for you anymore to talk about important and vulnerable issues. My goal for you is to feel comfortable in session, and for that reason I will not allow you to repeat your destructive behaviors in my office. It needs a calm and compassionate space for partners to rediscover their love and empathy for each other. I work emotion focussed which means you get to try out with my guidance to talk to each other differently. I will support you to speak more from the heart and listen with your heart and help you to express what you are longing for. I am a certified sex therapist.
Barbara Shaw, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
168 West Ridge Pike, Suite 208, Limerick, Pennsylvania 19468
You are struggling in your relationship and come to me feeling confused, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry, lonely, unloved, frustrated. . . I am specifically trained to help you identify what your true emotions and motivations are, what you are both really thinking and feeling. Often, couples feel they are in direct conflict when in fact they are simply not understanding the other's point of view. In many cases, when individuals realize what is really going on for the other beneath the surface, these insights alone can promote healing in the relationship. Gradually, conflict and feelings of isolation and confusion are replaced by feelings of understanding and connection.
Manisha Shendge, D.Min., FT, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Not feeling as close to your partner? Feeling that you have grown apart over time? Communication issues? Conflict? Stress in your relationship? Over time most couples experience some stress in their relationship and do not feel that they are the couple they wanted to be. Let us help you rediscover each other and what your relationship can be. We emphasize communication, connection and restoration in a safe environment and help you and your partner reconnect.
Chelle Carlson, LPC, MA
Licensed Professional Counselor
Courageous Living Counseling, 22 N. Price Street, POTTSTOWN, Pennsylvania 19464
Many couples at some point in their relationship experience frequent or continual arguing, lack of communication, loss of connectedness, or a pattern of angry projection of responsibility for the conflict onto one another. Learn the necessary skills for effective, open communication, mutually satisfying sexual intimacy and enjoyable time for companionship within the relationship.
Eugene Kayser, M.A., M.F.T.
PA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
418 Stump Rd., Suite 204, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
Couples counseling is my specialty, and what I most enjoy doing. I am Pro-Marriage, and work hard to help couples who want to stay together learn how to do so. I have completed Level 2 of training in Gottman Couples Therapy which utilizes a well-researched system of technique that can help couples move on from affairs, lack of intimacy and stale parallel marriages. The sessions are very interactive with the focus on processing present struggles, and re-examining past stumbling blocks to explore alternative ways to behave with each other. Couples are always seen together so that there is no story-telling and the focus is on the couple in a fair and balanced way.
Kevin Drab, M.A., M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor
418 Stump Road, Suite 208, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 18936
There is a common expectation that couples' counseling must focus on improving communication. I have found that problematic patterns of communication can certainly play a role in some dysfunctional relationships and can be corrected at a later point in counseling. Couples' therapy needs to begin by addressing the core factor that sabotages all other attempts to heal the relationship - the lack of respect! Not love, not honesty, not compromise; but to truly experience the other as an independent human being whose world-view and needs are taken into consideration in all one's decisions and actions. Respect, in its deepest and varied expressions, is the key to creating a successful relationship
Qatana Samanen, Ph.D.
145 Jug Hollow Rd., Phoenixville, Pennsylvania 19460
The most important thing in couples therapy is helping both people learn what they can do differently to transform negative patterns into a mutually respectful, loving relationship. When people learn to really listen to each other, communication improves. Understanding and compassion take the place of anger and resentment, transforming power struggles into mutual support. What a relief! I specialize in helping couples move beyond the crisis of infidelity to create a relationship that's better and stronger than ever. When this happens, trust is rebuilt and both partners gain confidence that they will never again suffer the pain of an affair