Mike and Julie (names changed to protect privacy) came to see me when they were in a crisis. They told me they had a hard time talking to each other and were fighting all the time. This couple had had several years of unhappiness, and both agreed they were stuck, but they wanted to stay together and make their relationship work.
After intensive work with me, Janet and Michael reported a shift in the way they were getting along. Through the understanding they gained in therapy both about themselves and about their relationship, 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.
Both partners reported feeling a sense of relief and hope. They told me that they were fighting less often, and when they did found that they handled each other in a more loving and productive way. They began to have fun together, and the 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
Certified Professional Sex Coach
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.
I am a certified Professional Sex Coach through SexCoachU and the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC).
Gina Leiserowitz LMFT LPCC NCC