Madge F.

Coach, LCSW

Syracuse, NY


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ABOUT

Hello! After 40 years of clinical practice the best advise I can offer you is: DO NOT WHITE KNUCKLE IT ALONE! Why? Because nearly all of my couples tell me they wish they had gotten support earlier than later.

Conflicts between partners are riddled with so many uncomfortable thoughts, emotions and behaviors that it can be hard to process and negotiate alone. Couples counseling gives you an opportunity to receive compassionate help navigating the complications from a trained professional who appreciates the developmental issues at play in your relationship and who does not have a horse in your race! Neutral observations of your patterns of relating helps get to the root of problems rather that join in on the blame and hurt and miscommunication.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for help. You may be in crisis, you may be seeking to rekindle a relationship that has gone on automatic pilot, and/or you may be seeking to end a relationship in a respectful manner. Regardless of your reasons for recruiting help, I am here for you.

SPECIALITIES

  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Drifting apart
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Gender identity
  • Hopelessness or desperation
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Infertility and reproductive challenges
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Medical/Disease/Injury affecting your relationship
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Polyamory or alternative relationships
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma
Syracuse, NY

Clinical Approach

Developmental Model

40+

  • New York
  • United States
  • Telehealth (virtual)

  • Coach 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.
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    This profession usually requires two years of study after obtaining an undergraduate degree. While specific licensure requirements vary by state, most require clinical social workers to obtain 3,000 hours or 2 years of supervised clinical experience, after obtaining a Masters degree. Social workers can also specialize in diverse fields such as human services management, social welfare analysis, community organizing, social and community development, and social and political research.

    As you know, this is not an easy task when you and your partner are struggling to communicate, cooperate, and connect. This is where a highly trained guide is especially valuable.
  • NY LCSW #R057480

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Gestalt Training
  • Trauma Resiliency Training
  • CBT
  • Neuro Linguistic Practitioner
  • Addictions Treatment
  • Couples Treatment; Devlopmental Model
  • Geriatric Treatment

  • English

SPECIALITIES

  • Betrayal
  • Commitment
  • Compatibility conflicts
  • Drifting apart
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Empty nest syndrome
  • Falling out of love
  • Family system or in-law challenges
  • Feeling defeated or unhappy
  • Gender identity
  • Hopelessness or desperation
  • Improving your communication skills
  • Infertility and reproductive challenges
  • Intimacy or sexual issues
  • Jealousy
  • Lack of trust
  • Medical/Disease/Injury affecting your relationship
  • Money conflicts
  • Motivation/Priorities/Roles & Responsibility
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Parenting conflicts
  • Physical or emotional affair
  • Polyamory or alternative relationships
  • Pre-marital issues
  • Role of power/controlling behavior
  • Trauma

Clinical Approach: Developmental Model

40+

  • Coach 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.
  • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    All well-trained relationship specialists seek to offer advice, feedback, observations, and homework to help your relationship evolve.

    This profession usually requires two years of study after obtaining an undergraduate degree. While specific licensure requirements vary by state, most require clinical social workers to obtain 3,000 hours or 2 years of supervised clinical experience, after obtaining a Masters degree. Social workers can also specialize in diverse fields such as human services management, social welfare analysis, community organizing, social and community development, and social and political research.

    As you know, this is not an easy task when you and your partner are struggling to communicate, cooperate, and connect. This is where a highly trained guide is especially valuable.
  • NY LCSW #R057480

ADVANCED TRAINING

  • Developmental Model of Couples Therapy
  • Gestalt Training
  • Trauma Resiliency Training
  • CBT
  • Neuro Linguistic Practitioner
  • Addictions Treatment
  • Couples Treatment; Devlopmental Model
  • Geriatric Treatment

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • New York
  • United States
  • Telehealth (virtual)

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Virtual
  • In-Office

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