Sean and Miranda (names changed to protect privacy) came to see me when they were in a crisis. They told me that they had a hard time communicating with one another and their arguments escalated to fights. Miranda was wondering if she wanted to stay in the relationship.
This couple had had several years of unhappiness, and they both agreed that they were stuck.
After working with me, Sean and Miranda reported a shift in the way that they were getting along. Through the work they did in therapy, and using new tools at home, they began to see each other and themselves in a different way. They began to recognize their own and their partner's vulnerabilities, and began to respond to each other with more patience and empathy than before. They worked to create their dream relationship on a daily and weekly basis.
At the end of their couple's counseling Sean and Miranda reported feeling a sense of relief and hope. They reported fighting less often, and when there was a conflict they handled it in a more productive and loving way. They began to have fun together again, and passion and romance, which had all but disappeared, returned.
It's working with couple's like this that makes me continue to love what I do.
For those of you who want to see my credentials they are:
Education and Licenses:
Master's Degree in Education/Guidance and Counseling (M.ED)
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, CA #47623
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, CA #632
Nationally Board Certified Counselor (NCC)
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
I am a lifetime member of Psy Chi National Honor Society andI have served as a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Gina Leiserowitz LMFT LPCC NCC