Elizabeth Breen, MA, NCC, LMHCA

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If you feel pain or loneliness in your relationship or are suffering from an intimate betrayal, I can help you work through the agony and change the conversation in an effective way that brings you and your partner closer, instead of further apart. I understand what it's like to face challenges in relationships that seem insurmountable.  If you feel stuck, confused or hurt in your relationship, you don't have to keep suffering.  I can help you take steps forward that validate the pain in the relationship and allow you to feel joy and connection again.  

I have received advanced training in the treatment of problematic sexual behaviors.  When working through sexual pain that is dividing a couple, I incorporate the holistic and individualized approach of Sexual Congruence Therapy to help individuals and couples move through the feelings of betrayal and into a state of connection that exceeds their expectations.  By working to better understand the true nature of an individual’s sexual struggles, we can create an effective strategy to avert future struggles and create a life that is more fulfilling than previously believed possible.  The behavior is a symptom.  Understanding function of the behavior is the key to a better tomorrow.

As an attachment-based therapist with a systems approach, I appreciate how one person’s struggles can impact a relationship and the family dynamics.  My experience with family healing allows me to work with children and adolescents who have been impacted by painful life events and are struggling to succeed in areas of their lives.  I help families rebuild healthy relationships and shift their communication towards connection and intimacy. .

Couples Therapy

What we want most from our partner can sometimes be the hardest thing for them to give. I help couples explore their conflict in new ways that allows for understanding and intimacy at a deeper level. Couple’s will learn to communicate their emotional needs in a new, vulnerable and connecting way. I will show you how to replace remarks of criticism with expressions of desire and how to shift from avoidance to empathic engagement

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA).  I have extensive training in attachment theory, and problematic sexual behaviors.  I believe that healthy, thriving, intimate relationships are a critical key to joyful living.  My therapeutic experience includes working with individuals and families with addiction, trauma, and relationship discord.  In addition, I have valuable experience working with sexual assault survivors.  I also enjoy working with children and teens who have been affected by their parent’s marital struggles and am skilled at coaching parent on how to effectively support their children. 

I am happy to speak with you to see if I am the right fit to accompany you on this path of self-discovery and healing.  Please feel free to contact me to learn more.

Credentials

Master of Arts (MA)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Work