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Counselor / Therapist in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Irene Hansen Savarese, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,

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Couples Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
Learn Effective Communication | Save Marriage / Relationship
I am a Professional Marriage & Family Therapist working with Couples, Individuals and Families. I can help you communicate effectively, fight fair, repair after fight, help you reconnect and save your marriage or relationship!

How to choose a couples therapists that is a good fit for you and your partner:

I will suggest that you first consider what you need help with. Below are common reasons for partners seeking couples therapy:
Communicate more effectively
Make an important decision
Grow as a couple
Reconnect with partner
One partner wants to separate
Solutions for disagreements
Feel understood and respected by partner
More/less independence in relationship
What is your reason(s)?

Consider what style of therapist you like to work with. Have you been in therapy before, individual, couples or other? Did you feel heard, understood and respected? Was it helpful? These experiences can give you an idea of what qualities in the therapist to look for.
You want to find a therapist that is not afraid of stopping a fight in the office and are able to structure your time together so that you learn how to fight fair, do repair work after the fight, communicate effectively and not trigger each other’s defenses. The therapist needs to focus more on the process (how to support each other) than the content of the fight (what you are fighting about). The major aim of therapy is to increase your knowledge about yourself, your partner and the patterns of interaction between you.
Make sure that the therapist is licensed in your state/country. In most countries the therapist have to have a master degree in psychology, counseling or other related field to be able to sit for the examination to get the license, plus many hours of supervised work experience working with clients.
Ask about specialized education in doing couples work and years of experience in treating couples. Ask what kind of therapy the therapist is qualified to do.

I offer reduced fee for first consultation. Mention this site.

My office is in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I look forward to working with you.
Bio
I am originally from Denmark where I lived until I came to Florida 15 years ago with my husband and two kids.
My passion is to help you save your marriage / relationship.
Struggles are not a sign of a failing relationship. How you perceive difficulties, manage feelings, act and communicate under stress will determine the quality of your relationship.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Loneliness
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Life and Wellness Coaching  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Certified Professional Counselor (ABPC)  Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS)
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)  Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Education/Training
My education is from Copenhagen University, Denmark. I have a Cand. Psych. degree in Psychology, which is equivalent to a Master Degree here in the US. I am certified Psychologist by The Danish State and The Danish Psychological Association.
Memberships
Member of APA - The American Psychotherapy Association.
APA Board Certified in Professional Counseling and Certified Relationship Specialist, CRS
Other Languages
Danish
Payments Accepted
Cash or check Save by using pre-pay option.
Hours:Dayly 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
License:LMHC MH4862, LMFT MT2351 in Florida
Location
1948 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 2
Located in Gateway Shopping Center
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