You know how it often seems the people you care about are the people it is the most difficult to get along with? Mark Sharp helps you develop the skills to make relationships with the people you care about the most satisfying relationships in your life. He has been helping couples, families and singles build the relationships they desire for more than thirty years.
Patti Anderson has over 20 years experience counseling couples and individuals. She has a private practice in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC. Patti uses an interactive, caring style to help couples reconnect by increasing their positive communication interactions to promote kind, loving relationships.
Paul W. Anderson, PhD, a licensed psychologist and marriage counselor in Bluffton, SC, has been in practice for over 25 years. His book, New Rules For Relationships and Modern Marriage: Love Is Not Enough is available on Amazon. Dr. Anderson helps couples gain the relationship skills and tools necessary to save their marriage and put quality and fun back into their relationship.
Dr. Ryan, has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Divinity. He is a Board Certified Diplomate in Counseling, Psychotherapy, Relationship Expert with the American Psychotherapy Association He is also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, Holistic Health, Energy Medicine, META Medicine and META Health. Watch his video here >>
Jeffrey Frank, LICSW, Director of District Therapy, PLLC, is a psychotherapist and couples counselor practicing in Washington, DC including Dupont Circle. He specializes in short-term therapy and provides insight and solutions in the first session.
Michelle Ng is a licensed marriage and family therapist serving the Anaheim area. Her goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment so that all clients can feel comfortable enough to explore their emotions. Michelle enjoys working with couples because she loves seeing their transformation of being once stuck in the same old negative patterns to seeing them reconnect on a deep emotional level. She invites you to contact her today to start your healing process.
Featured Guest Post by Philip M. Smith about how marriage counseling can help get you through a criminal case.
He has been arrested and she is convinced their marriage is over. An accusation of a crime of any sort can be devastating for any married couple. The strain of a pending legal case can overwhelm the strongest relationship.
Being in criminal law and married for over three decades I know firsthand a successful career and marriage comes with highs and lows. It is what each individual chooses to do with the challenges that make it or break down the relationship.
A CASE IN POINT
Newlyweds are celebrating with friends. Both become tipsy and begin to argue over money. A little push here and a little shove there and we have the ingredients for domestic violence and harassment. A concerned neighbor calls the police. The police arrive and separate the couple. The wife makes a drama queen video statement for the arresting officer which she will come to regret. The husband spends the night in jail.
Criminal cases take months and years to complete. It gives me an opportunity to get to know my clients. During this time I realized my client and his wife were following in their parents’ footsteps and not in a good way.
She came from a home where the mother pushed and the father shoved. It took a bit of time to convince her what she thought was normal was in fact very destructive. He came from screamers. If their behavior didn’t stop they would be repeating everything they learned from their parents and most likely have more serious criminal charges ahead of them.
These kids needed skills and tools-now. I recommended marriage counseling and individual counseling. It is important my clients find therapists and physicians that understand the criminal justice system so we can work together to achieve the best results. If someone is convicted of domestic violence the court orders domestic violence classes but they are only for the defendant by design.
The criminal case was eventually dismissed. This young couple learned very valuable lessons about the law and each other. Never put your hands on each other in anger and a healthy, happy marriage is filled with love, laughter and counseling sessions when things get rough. More was covered on this topic in a related post titled, What Are You Broadcasting?
Phil Smith is a criminal defense lawyer in Denver Colorado. He has practiced criminal law as a Navy JAG, prosecutor, judge and private attorney for over 34 years. Phil has also been happily married for over 36 years.
Allison D. Osburn, M.A., MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Tustin, California. She assists couples to enhance their current relationship by building upon their strengths, develop healthy communication, improve intimacy, and increase the couple’s ability to handle conflict and stress. Allison is passionate about helping her clients develop the relationships they desire.
Karen Hansen is a licensed psychotherapist serving Seattle’s Eastside for 15 years. If you wish to improve your relationships therapy can help. Karen’s background in business and belief in a holistic perspective means that she bring a no-nonsense blend of the tradition and intuitive arts.
HSP stands for Highly Sensitive Person. Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT, is dedicated to helping HSPs, both children and adults, by equipping them with various tools, strategies, and techniques to help them stay grounded, centered and effective in their daily lives.
World Wide Web – March 12, 2013 Jason Esswein, of Jason Esswein Counseling Services, is now offering services to Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). The focus of these services is on building skills to more effectively center oneself in a world filled with distractions, thereby obtaining more peace, joy and an overall positive sense of well being .
The term HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) refers to people who process information differently than most in that they tend to perceive events more intensely than others and reflect more deeply on issues and experiences than the general population. Unfortunately, although HSPs comprise roughly 15 to 20% of the population, they are often misunderstood. The highly sensitive person can be more aware of others, which at times can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed. This, in turn, often has lasting consequences in terms of these individuals’ self-esteem and sense of self-worth as well as lead to anxiety and depression.
Jason Esswein Counseling Services offers customized services to meet the needs of the HSP population, a population that faces especially difficult challenges given much of Western culture tends to devalue issues such as sensitivity, boundaries, and consciousness.
Jason’s counseling and psychotherapy services help individual adults, children and couples increase their self-awareness. Jason has worked extensively with clients to help them overcome anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions with the goal of fostering insight so they can resolve unhelpful feelings and improve relationships with increased self-confidence and self-esteem. He also offers parent counseling and individual life coaching services.
Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT, received his B.A. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from San Jose State University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from San Jose State University in 1999. He launched his private counseling and psychotherapy practice in San Jose, California, in 2005, in order to provide a confidential setting in which clients feel safe, valued, and supported.
Jason helps HSPs learn the tools and skills necessary to not only cope and survive, but thrive. This is accomplished through a variety of techniques, including talk therapy, relaxation and mindfulness-based exercises, as well as “homework” assignments that help HSPs learn to stay grounded and centered in what often feel like overwhelming circumstances. For example, many HSPs experience significant anxiety around large groups or crowds.
This is often because they are absorbing OPE (other peoples’ energy) without being aware of it, which can cause them to feel bombarded with excessive stimulation and emotions that are not their own. Fortunately, with training and practice, HSPs can learn to monitor their sensitivity and awareness, set healthier boundaries, and remain calm and centered in these and similar situations so they can move forward and have fun experiencing all of the variety life has to offer.
Jason Esswein is dedicated to informing the public about the special challenges faced by HSPs as well as helping individuals embrace what being an HSP means for them. The website for Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT, is an information rich hub that is a current display of Jason’s commitment to raising awareness and helping individuals manage their gifts to function optimally in the world. The website provides resources that clients can draw upon as well as the ability to easily schedule consultations and appointments through an online booking system.
Learn more by visiting: http://jasonesswein.com/
Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Jason Esswein Counseling and Psychotherapy Services
1936 Camden Avenue, Suite 9
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: (408) 975-2982