Norene Gonsiewski, MSC, LCSW, Certified Imago Therapist
Some therapists immediately advise couples that their ailing relationship cannot be saved. If you will come in and let me help, you are likely to be surprised with the positive results. My experience as a therapist of three decades and married for 30 years, is that no relationship is beyond repair when the couple is willing to get the help they need.
Since 1980 I have seen thousands of individuals and couples seeking to have happier moods and healthier relationships. I specialize in relationships because success at relating to others is key to our well-being. Moods and relating are intertwined. Depression and anxiety can cause isolation and isolation causes us to feel depressed or anxious. I can teach you cognitive tools that will transform your mood and communication tools that will help you to form lasting and successful relationships.
In my long career I have developed expertise in helping to heal from the pain and damages of infidelity. Recovering from an affair may be the hardest work you have ever done and yet, the most rewarding. If infidelity has hurt your marriage, let me help you to navigate the confusion of recovery so that you can reap the benefits of rebuilding your relationship.
Being the parent of a chronically ill child myself, I know that the stress from illness in the family damages your physical and emotional health as well as your marriage. I know firsthand how important it is to take care of yourself and your relationship so that you can bring your best to your family and their challenges. I can help you to face adversity, to grow from your struggles and to become closer to those you love.
In addition to treating individuals with a variety of issues, I specialize in helping single people who want to understand the root cause of their relationship struggles and to develop new relationship skills. I lead workshops and groups designed to heal childhood wounds, resolve past relationship issues and create a plan for change.
Email or give me a call today and I will be happy to spend some time with you on the telephone to discover if my skills and experience are the best match for you.
Tim Higdon, MS, LPC, Certified Imago Therapist
Are you looking for a therapist that is down to earth, speaks your language and can understand and help you make sense of your life and relationships? Are you looking for someone that can guide you safely through any relationship difficulty to the lasting changes you want? Tim is a relationship expert with a rich 30 year background working with couples, parents, individuals and teenagers to create loving relationships. Throughout his career his mission has always been the same—to restore connection.
Tim began using Imago Relationship Therapy 16 years ago in his private practice when he realized the best gift parents can give their children is a marriage that works. Since then he has guided hundreds of couples and individuals as they overcome obstacles and difficulties with the “tools” IRT provides.
An enthusiastic and passionate Imago Workshop Presenter for individuals and couples and a Certified Imago Consultant for professionals and educators, Tim is a co-owner at Portland Relationship Center. Happily married to his wife Susan for 26 years, who will attest that he walks his talk, together they have raised two children, now young adults. A lover of music and nature he still finds time occasionally to chase steelhead and trout with a fly rod.
If you want to make love last, contact Tim by phone or email. It could be one of the best decisions you will ever make.
Are you looking for a Premarital Counselor in Portland Oregon? Do you want to enter your marriage with the tools and knowledge that will keep your romance alive?
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland OR, who specializes in helping couples learn the skills for marital success.
You may have witnessed your parents or friends parents get divorced or go through several divorces. I know how important it is for young couples to feel safe and secure as they make the big decision of marriage.
I know that you will want to divorce-proof your relationship. I walk couples through a process that helps them enter into marriage with a greater capacity for love, commitment, validation and empathy towards their partners.
Validation and empathy may sound like lofty goals, but they are learned behaviors that will help deepen your connection. Some basic things I want all you to understand when you are on the road to lifelong commitment:
- Marriage is a process, it is not just the wedding and saying I do. IT IS MAKING THE DECISION TO LOVE YOU PARTNER EACH NEW DAY.
- Commitment brings more rewards then sacrifices.
- The time and effort you dedicate to the relationship and your partner is equal to the satisfaction and security you will feel.
- Couples Counseling is incredibly valuable especially if it is in the beginning of a marriage and not 20 yrs down the line.
- When asked on their deathbed what was the most important part of their lives, people talk about their relationships, not wealth, fame or success.
- Communication is something you need to learn how to do consciously.
I also specialize working with new parents in Portland Oregon, to help educate and counsel them through the trials of being new to parenthood. Maybe you will be new to parenthood and marriage within a short amount of time. Either way parenthood is a lot for you to integrate into your lives. I help new parents maneuver the trials of parenting, staying connected and keeping the romance alive.
I am a certified couples counselor in Portland Oregon who works with new parents who are on the verge of breakdown or break-up. If you are like me then having small children and being married means Divorce is an absolute last resort. I can help you to make your marriage divorce proof by teaching you the tools to navigate all of the many issues that parenthood provides.
If you are new to parenthood and can relate to any of the below please contact me for a free consultation.
- You find yourself feeling disconnected from your partner..
- You are fighting more and more and even fight around your children.
- You are not having sex as much as you would like or having much physical intimacy.
- You are arguing about money.
- You are arguing about parenting styles.
- You bicker about who works the hardest and find it hard to support one another.
- You find yourself acting like your parents.
- You want more children but are afraid the relationship is dysfunctional.
Not new to marriage or parenthood? I am a certified relationship counselor who has trained for several years in marriage counseling. I can help if you are a couple struggling with commitment, if you fear you are on the verge of breaking up, if you are blending a family and running into problems. Contact me to schedule a session or a free consultation.
Contact me today so that we can set up a time to answer your questions. Let’s get started making a difference in your relationship. I have some evening and Saturday hours available.
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