Greetings, my name is Dr. Ken Newberger. I am a conflict resolution expert who provides couples an effective alternative to conventional marriage counseling. With the aid of three sophisticated diagnostic tools I am able to peer deep within the internal dynamics of your relationship. These instruments allow me to quickly immerse myself into your lives with a more accurate understanding than would otherwise be the case. Bring your marriage back to life before conflict and detachment lead to its collapse. Click red apple below to view my distinctive alternative to traditional marriage counseling Naples
, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero Florida, and surrounding SWFL communities.
Dr. Newberger's Approach vs. Traditional Marriage Counseling
Startling Finding About Traditional Marriage Counselors
You may be surprised to learn that in a survey of marriage therapists over 60 percent said they were neutral as to whether a couple stays married or gets divorced. Only one-third agreed with the
, "I am committed to preserving marriage and avoiding divorce whenever possible." This philosophy has huge implications.
Take the case of Stephanie and Max. They were seeking help to heal their strained relationship. Stephanie reveals, "We were looking for someone to work with us on a specific plan for our marriage. Instead, we got a totally neutral counselor who didn't seem to care whether or not our marriage survived. We weren't neutral about wanting to save our marriage, he was."
Clinical psychologist, Willard F. Harley, Jr. observes
, "People who seek help from marriage counselors usually assume that the goal of therapy is saving the marriage. Unfortunately, most marital therapists are specifically trained to be non-directive or neutral. They see themselves as someone couples can talk to, but not someone who will coach them into changes that will ultimately save their marriage." Yet evidence
suggests that if marriage counseling does not incorporate the goal of relationship improvement, the likelihood of a divorce increases substantially.
Lesson for Couples Seeking Marital Help
Those seeking third-party assistance to resolve marital conflict should learn the approach this individual has and the role he or she intends to play before committing to their process. Are they goal-oriented? Are they willing to fight for the preservation of your marriage? Are they willing to help the two of you engage in discussions and activities that will strengthen your relational bond? Author Jim Kinnison notes, "Simply being licensed by a government is no guarantee marriage counselors have any wisdom or ability to help correct any but the most superficial problems in a relationship." Infidelity expert Dr. Shirley Glass is more direct. "If your therapist just sits back and watches your exchanges without providing any structure or direction, it may be time for a change."
The lesson to be learned here is that if there is no explicit goal of rebuilding the relationship at the beginning of the process, disappointment will more likely be experienced at the end. Such was the case for Stephanie and Max. They ended up getting divorced.
Fort Myers – Naples Marriage Counseling: Reconciliation Should be the Goal
I distinguish myself from conventional marriage counselors. At core, I am a conflict resolution specialist who proactively helps couples experience a level of harmony they haven't had perhaps for years. With a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and architect of the "Reconciliation Model of Peacemaking," I use a mediatorial framework that is not about treatment but reconnection. My approach focuses on stopping destructive cycles of behavior that fray the relationship. I seek to replace them with attachment building moves that strengthen the bond from the inside out. My goal is for the two of you to enjoy being with each other again in an atmosphere of peace and love, a benefit to the whole family.
Regarding my approach one unsolicited observer wrote: "We went to a therapist yesterday. However she didn't offer anything constructive for us to do in order to better our relationship. She stated the obvious. That was why when I saw your plan it was refreshing since it has actual steps for a couple to take." Click the button below to view the outline of my step-by-step process.
There are different approaches when it comes to working with couples in conflict. Some are more effective than others. Dr. Newberger uses a framework that outperforms older approaches to marriage and relationship counseling as it relates to repairing and rebuilding a couple's bond.
Other research indicates that marriages are more likely to survive if relationship improvement is the goal. This clearly differs from traditional couples counseling/marriage therapy which is non-directive. Marriage counselors, marriage therapists, and psychologists often take a passive role and serve more as a sounding board than an active champion fighting for your marriage and striving to reconcile your relationship. In the end, if traditional marital counseling does not help and the marriage does not survive, couples may feel that their unresolved conflicts are beyond the pale of repair. This, however, may not be the case! Learn more about Dr. Newberger's
If you're looking for an efficient and contemporary replacement to traditional couples therapy, if you are looking to reconcile with your husband, wife, or partner, Dr. Newberger stands ready to help! Dr. Newberger's practice covers Lee and Collier counties in Southwest Florida (SWFL). Via Google search, you can find his website using such keywords as:
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