Premarital Counseling New Bedford MA

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Ms. Debra Golen
(508) 994-0848
222 Union Street Suite 300
New Bedford, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, LADC I, LSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Phoebe Speck
Phoebe B. Speck, PhD
(508) 540-7107
225 Moorland Road
Falmouth, MA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobi
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Andrew Aaron, LICSW, AASECT
508-997-6091 x106
50 North Second St.
New Bedford, MA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston. Certified as a Sex Therapist by AASECT: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Insurance
Yes

Malone, J. David Psychotherapist
(508) 678-1180
1190 Stafford Road
Fall River, MA
 
Meredith Mello Rapoza
(401) 823-5410
Warwick, RI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Sharon Steinberg
Sharon H. Steinberg, MSW
(508) 676-1186
45 North Main Street Suite 301
Fall River, MA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Barbara Blair
private practice
(508) 457-7509
230 Main Street
Falmouth, MA
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Massachusetts
18 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Postpartum
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Bette Warren
Fall River, MA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kathleen Rose Duffy
(508) 984-0625
Lakeville, MA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Christine M. Showalter
(508) 928-5149
184 A Jones Road
Falmouth, MA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce
Qualification
School: Antioch NE Grad School
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

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Happily Ever After: The Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Amanda McMahon Photography
Sure, you and your mate plan to live a long and healthy life together in wedded bliss. But are you equipped with the skills and tools needed to keep the spark ignited long after the wedding ceremony and wedding ceremony are over? Here, we talk with renowned marriage and family therapist counselor Paula Pile as she debunks the myths of premarital counseling and shares her secrets to lasting relationship.

Perfect Wedding Guide: What are premarital counseling and education? How are they different from therapy?
Paula Pile: Premarital Education is designed to give couples the skills that they need to have a successful marriage. Premarital counseling is similar except that it is offered usually with just one couple. Sometimes couples will go from pre- wedding ceremony education to counseling. They usually do this when after having taken the seminar they find one or two issues that they want to deal with that they believe that are unique to them. What those issues might be include such things as dealing with spiritual differences or blended family issues. Premarital therapy focuses on problems that the couples are having. Most couples do not need therapy. Premarital therapy is always available, if the couples need more in depth help than the educational seminars or counseling offer.
PWG: If the couple is happy why would they need to take a course or a seminar?

PP: Premarital courses give couples the skills that they need to navigate the rough waters. Planning a wedding ceremony and learning to deal with marriage stresses is a part of some of the best courses. Most couples get engaged when they are still in the infatuation or romantic love stages of a relationship. Their bodies are producing a lot of hormones that cause them to bond. These endorphins will not continue forever, and in fact last less than two years, so often after the excitement of the wedding ceremony is over they find themselves starting to struggle.
PWG: Weddings are expensive, this is an expense that most couples have not planned for is it worth it?

PP: A study was published in 2006 by Scott Stanley, P.R. Amato, and Howard Markham out of the University of Denver. They found that premarital education reduces the divorce rate of participants by thirty percent. These findings are significant, given that close to fifty percent of couples who marry will divorce. If you think about it, if your relationship works you will spend more time with your spouse than working at your paid employment. Most people would not enter in to a career without any instruction or preparation. One thing that couples need to think about is that there is no correlation between the amount of money spent on the wedding ceremony and marital happiness.
PWG: You helped to develop a course for premarital couples, what made you decide to do to put your time and energies in to that?
PP: I have been working with couples for over twenty five years and too often I see couples...

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