Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.
Barbara Kreedman, Ph.D, LCSW
73-725 El Paseo, Suite 23-D, Palm Desert, CA
I fix broken relationships. I first see the couple and hear their presenting issues. I am looking at how they communicate with each other, what their patterns are, and where the relationship is broken. I get a background on each individual to understand what each party brings into the relationship and ascertain how they each experience the other. What is very effective is for each party to understand not only what they bring into the relationship but also what effect it has on their partner. The presenting problem is typically not the real issue. Educating each partner about their individual dynamcs and how they trigger their partner is the beginning to recovery.
Clint Newell, MA, LPCC
72925 Fred Waring Dr., #201, Palm Desert, CA
Not seeing things eye to eye? Most couples will experience some kind of conflict related to stressful life events, values and communication. It is very common for couples to have difficulties and sometimes it helps to have a neutral party to help them express themselves and feel heard. I offer an integrated approach to teach couples new skills and to make changes together.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
For a new short term, effective approach to Psychotherapy, give me a call or email, email@example.com
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
Kelly Lewallen, LMFT, MFC # 37832
43-585 Monterey Ave #8, Palm Desert, CA
I really enjoy working with couples and families! If you are struggling in your relationship, to stay or not to stay, or you just need tranquility between you and your partner, please call! I work with couples in lots of different ways. We can work together, either the therapist and the couple, or the therapist and one person in the couple. In addition, I sometimes use "intensive" sessions with my couples, to break through problems more efficiently and effectively, in a shorter amount of time. If this interests you, please call for an appointment to discuss how we might work together. 760-777-7720 Kelly
Larry Goodman, MA, MFT
Marriage Family Therapist (MFT)
Within Driving Distance of Palm Desert, CA
I work with couples on a deeper level focusing on the long-held internal beliefs about ourselves that get in the way of healthy relationships. Uncovering these beliefs and becoming aware that we have choices as adults provides the opportunity to change and improve our relationships. I work with the process, not the content, and with the underlying feelings we protect with defenses such as anger, jealousy, sadness and shutting down. Change is possible and challenging. This is not for the "weak of heart."