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Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman, MA , LMHC
Counselor

Amy Sherman has a master's degree in Counseling/Psychology and is a therapist and certified Dating and Relationship Coach. Amy works with couples and individuals…... Read more
South coast 5301 N Federal Highway Suite 270, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487
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The Power of a Single Word

Words are very powerful. Say something mean and hurtful in anger and it may be difficult to take back ...
Barbara Winter

Dr. Barbara Winter, PhD
Psychologist and Sexologist

Dr Winter is an experienced Licensed Psychologist, Sex Therapist, a Diplomat in Clinical Sexology, a Certified Sex-Addiction Therapist and a Certified Practitioner in…... Read more
2900 N. Military Trail #165, Boca Raton, FL , 33431
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6 Signs Your Relationship Is Moving In The Direction Of Marriage

There is more written on the signs that your marriage is headed for divorce court these days that few ...

10 Signs That Your Marriage Is In Trouble

Marriage troubles don t happen overnight, they creep up on people gradually. Denial is great and acts ...
Marni Feuerman

Dr. Marni Feuerman, LCSW, LMFT
Psychotherapist

Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed marriage and family therapist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida. She works with highly distressed couples and those on the brink of…... Read more
7301 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 208B, Boca Raton, Florida, 33433

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3 Major Things to Agree on Before You Get Married

Perhaps you have been dating for a few years, and you re thinking of asking your partner to make a lifelong ...
Kimberly Velez

Kimberly Velez, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor

Kimberly Velez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, in the State of Florida. She earned her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and specializes in working with…... Read more
4400 N. Federal Highway, Suite 210, Boca Raton, Florida, 33431

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When Addiction Hits Your Family: Top 3 Ways to Fight Back

When addiction invades a family, it doesn t politely knock on the front door and ask to come in. It comes ...
Luna Medina-Wolf

Luna Medina-Wolf, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Luna Medina-Wolf is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Master Certified Addiction Professional. She completed her B.A. in…... Read more
2255 Glades Road, Suite 324A, Boca Raton, Florida, 33431

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Why Are Relationships so Difficult and How to Make It Better?

In the past six years of providing couples therapy I ve witnessed how the people I work with often wonder ...
Kim Bortot

Kim Bortot, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kim is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree from University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.... Read more
Bortot Counseling Services 1500 Gateway Blvd., Suite 220, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33426
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Intimacy in Relationships

Human beings are social creatures who crave and thrive upon close relationships. People have a tendency ...
Corinne Scholtz

Dr. Corinne Scholtz, LMFT
Family Therapist

Corinne completed her Doctorate degree in Family Therapy in Florida and holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from New York. She has co-published…... Read more
101 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1500 (Downtown), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33301
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Exploring the Absence of Sexual Intimacy in a Marriage

The loss of sexual intimacy in a marriage is often part of the motivation for couples to seek and begin ...

Stages of Divorce: What Do Individuals Really Go Through?

In many ways divorce is like going through death of a loved one, involving loss and grief. It changes ...

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Find the Perfect Therapist in Boca Raton

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.