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Eric Ray Leever, MEd
Specializes in Counseling
1555 Nw Saint Lucie West Boulevard; Suite 201, Office 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Mr. Eric Leever's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of expertise for Mr. Leever include anger management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and family therapy services. Mr. Leever accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Thomas Brandon Unsworth, MS
Specializes in Counseling
1850 Sw Fountainview Boulevard; Suite 209, Office 1
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Mr. Thomas Unsworth works as a counselor. Areas of expertise for Mr. Unsworth include critical incident stress management (CISM), psychodynamic therapy, and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Mr. Unsworth takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , couples therapy, Gottman Method couples therapy

All Interests: Object Relations Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Critical Incident ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
1680 Sw Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 222
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Ms. Marianne Piano's area of specialization is counseling. Her areas of expertise include terminal illness, depression, and eating disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Social Work
938 Sw Bayshore Boulevard
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Mr. Larry Auerbach practices social work. In his practice, he is particularly interested in family therapy services, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and couples therapy. Mr. Auerbach takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Family Therapy Services, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Couples Therapy, Sexual Abuse

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.
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