Elany M.

Couples Coach, LMFT

United States & Europe


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ABOUT

For the past 22 years I have worked with a broad range of clients and clinical issues. One of my specialties is working with couples who have experienced the trauma of infidelity as well as couples who need help navigating longstanding relationship issues and conflicts. My training in Psychodynamic and Systems theory now builds on a Developmental Model which integrates Attachment theory, Neurobiology and the concept of Differentiation. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who is now transitioning to working as a Relationship Coach. Coaching offers me the opportunity to meet with clients throughout the U.S and Europe.

Most people want to communicate and connect deeply to their partner but often lack the skills and sometimes even the language to do so. With a little guidance, I believe that you and your partner have the capacity to achieve a full and satisfying partnership. Inevitably, all relationships face conflict when differences arise. Relief and resolution are possible.

If you choose to work with me, each of you will be stretched to your growing edge resulting in personal and relational growth. I like to think of this as a collaboration where each partner becomes a guardian of the relationship. I utilize a very specific communication approach that will teach you how to be present for each other in the midst of conflict with compassion and receptivity instead of defensiveness and anger. If you and your partner are craving a deeper, more loving connection but don’t know how to get there, you may be ready for couples coaching.

I recently relocated from California to Southern Portugal with my husband where I now make my home and meet virtually with clients in the U.S. and Europe.

SPECIALITIES

  • Anger management or verbal abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Co-Parenting
  • Couple relationships where one or both partners have a mental health diagnosis such as depression
  • Decision to separate or divorce
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Marital Counseling/Couples Counseling
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma
United States & Europe

Clinical Approach

Developmental Model

22+

  • California
  • Portugal
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Telehealth (virtual)

  • Couples Coach Couples Coach
    A relationship coach supports couples in learning vital partnership skills and helps you to develop conflict resolution skills, offering tools to achieve a thriving, healthy relationship. Coaches tend to focus on the present and creating an inspired future.

    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve. Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Coaches do not.
  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

    Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
  • Master's in Clinical Psychology

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Advanced

  • English

SPECIALITIES

  • Anger management or verbal abuse
  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Co-Parenting
  • Couple relationships where one or both partners have a mental health diagnosis such as depression
  • Decision to separate or divorce
  • Drifting apart
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Marital Counseling/Couples Counseling
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model

22+

  • Couples Coach Couples Coach
    A relationship coach supports couples in learning vital partnership skills and helps you to develop conflict resolution skills, offering tools to achieve a thriving, healthy relationship. Coaches tend to focus on the present and creating an inspired future.

    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve. Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Coaches do not.
  • LMFT (Licensed Marriage Family Therapist) Marriage and Family Therapist/Counselor (LMFT)
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    Therapists and counselors have mandatory educational and licensing requirements that are determined by the state or country in which they practice. Obtaining this license requires a Masters degree which takes approximately two years of post graduate study. The license also requires 3000 hours of supervised work and passing written exams.

    Counselors and therapists may make situational determinations about how deep to go into the personal history of each partner. They may seek to help you see where certain unhelpful patterns of behavior originated.
  • Master’s in Clinical Psychology

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Advanced

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • California
  • Portugal
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Telehealth (virtual)

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Virtual

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