David Nicholson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
516 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
One of my primary specialties is couple's therapy. In most cases, I use EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). Research has shown that EFT has created a more secure connection in 75% of the couples that have gone through the process. This approach can profoundly change your relationship for the better, which can significantly increase the quality of your life.
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.
Jeffrey Kauffman, M.A., M.S.S., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., F.T
licensed clinical social worker/ psychotherapist
217 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425
Couples seek therapy for many reasons. The starting place is to clarify what the cause is for marital distress. Often improving communications is needed. Improving communication is almost always about learning to listen to each other. Improved communication often helps with a lot of difficulties in a relationship. Sometimes there are differences or disappointments that need to be worked through. There may be multiple issues to be triaged. Sometimes there are betrayals which have damaged the relationship. Reckoning with the injuries inflicted, especially the lost of trust is difficult and painful, but, if the relationship is to survive and the bond to be fulfilling this must be dealt with.
Kerstin Miller, M.Div, LMFT, CST
Couples and Family Therapist
Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355
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.
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
Susan Maroto, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5 Christy Drive, Suite 102, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
I like to remind people that they are essentially on the same team. For example, both want to raise the children in the "best" way possible, but they may disagree as to what is "best" in any given situation or moment. I use particular techniques that strengthen communication. Typically, when each partner feels heard and understood, tension decreases and mutually agreeable solutions are possible.