Marriage Counseling

Effective marriage counseling can literally be life changing –
for each spouse, their children and entire family

Marriage Counseling Services
List of Family Difficulties
I help people with:
  • Communication difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Authority issues
  • Values & expectations conflicts
  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Sibling conflicts & bullying
  • Marital strife
  • Lack of family unity
  • Blended family difficulties
  • Divorce & separation difficulties
  • Mental health problems
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & panic disorders
  • Illness & chronic illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Addiction – internet, devices
  • Pornography
  • Financial issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Academic concerns
  • P.T.S.D.
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Frustration
  • Anger & rage
  • Religious conflicts
  • Aliyah difficulties
Introduction to Marriage Counseling

Some couples just need a “tune up”, better communication, more passion, etc.

Other couples need a way of getting out of depression, anger, disappointment or hell and want to find joy, love, partnership, and intimate friendship in their lives again.

Unfortunately many couples seek help when it is too late.

However the truth is that often even when couples or an individual spouse thinks that there is no solution and feels no hope – excellent deep practical marriage counseling (sometimes with psychotherapy) can actually facilitate wonderful positive change.

It is essentially important to begin counseling and healing before too much pain and dysfunction have been experienced for it to be possible to rebuild and strengthen the marriage. A dysfunctional marriage can have devastating effects and be very draining – emotionally, physically, cognitively, and often financially as well.

An effective marriage counseling experience can be truly transformational – not only the marriage, but for each spouse, and also for the children of the family as well. A strong healthy marriage brings life, positive energy, happiness, and success to many aspects of life.

SOON, I will write more here regarding the process of marriage counseling and how I work to help individuals and couples enhance their marriage. 

  • Increase marital satisfaction
  • Improve communication
  • Enhance intimacy
  • Resolve existing conflicts
  • Decrease chronic conflict
  • Eliminate destructive behaviors
  • Heal personal and marital pain
  • Clear away anger
  • Increase understanding of yourself and your spouse
  • Heal pain and anger
  • Renew emotional and sexual romance
  • Set Goals
  • Learn how to disagree lovingly
  • Cope with stress, disappointment, loss and trauma
  • Enjoy life experiences together
  • Crisis Intervention and Resolution
  • Avoiding divorce (when a good marriage can be achieved)

Marriage Counseling can be very helpful in a number of situations including …

  • Crisis
  • Unresolved Conflict
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Differences in Values, Beliefs & Approaches to Life
  • Conflict or Misunderstanding Due To Cultural Differences
  • Continual Arguing
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Emotional Pain
  • Lack of Emotional Intimacy
  • Lack of Sexual Desire or Intimacy
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Stagnation & Boredom
  • Anger
  • Infidelity
  • Violence
  • To help individuals become emotionally and psychologically ready for marriage
  • To help individuals and couples properly evaluate and decide whether they are suited for each other
  • To resolve any difficulties couples may be having BEFORE they make a commitment to marriage
  • To help resolve any difficulties regarding parents and extended family which may be present

Marriage Counseling can be very helpful in a number of situations including …

  • Crisis
  • Unresolved Conflict
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Differences in Values, Beliefs & Approaches to Life
  • Conflict or Misunderstanding Due To Cultural Differences
  • Continual Arguing
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Emotional Pain
  • Lack of Emotional Intimacy
  • Lack of Sexual Desire or Intimacy
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Stagnation & Boredom
  • Anger
  • Infidelity
  • Violence
  • To help individuals become emotionally and psychologically ready for marriage
  • To help individuals and couples properly evaluate and decide whether they are suited for each other
  • To resolve any difficulties couples may be having BEFORE they make a commitment to marriage
  • To help resolve any difficulties regarding parents and extended family which may be present

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  • Increase marital satisfaction
  • Improve communication
  • Enhance intimacy
  • Resolve existing conflicts
  • Decrease chronic conflict
  • Eliminate destructive behaviors
  • Heal personal and marital pain
  • Clear away anger
  • Increase understanding of yourself and your spouse
  • Heal pain and anger
  • Renew emotional and sexual romance
  • Set Goals
  • Learn how to disagree lovingly
  • Cope with stress, disappointment, loss and trauma
  • Enjoy life experiences together
  • Crisis Intervention and Resolution
  • Avoiding divorce (when a good marriage can be achieved)

Marriage Counseling can be very helpful in a number of situations including …

  • Crisis
  • Unresolved Conflict
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Differences in Values, Beliefs & Approaches to Life
  • Conflict or Misunderstanding Due To Cultural Differences
  • Continual Arguing
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Emotional Pain
  • Lack of Emotional Intimacy
  • Lack of Sexual Desire or Intimacy
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Stagnation & Boredom
  • Anger
  • Infidelity
  • Violence
  • To help individuals become emotionally and psychologically ready for marriage
  • To help individuals and couples properly evaluate and decide whether they are suited for each other
  • To resolve any difficulties couples may be having BEFORE they make a commitment to marriage
  • To help resolve any difficulties regarding parents and extended family which may be present

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There is NO license in Israel to certify a person as a qualified Marriage Counselor

The Misrad Habri’ut – Israel Department of Health does not license Marriage Counselors

Anyone can legally advertise him/herself as a marriage counselor

Psychiatrists and Psychologists usually do not receive adequate training in Marriage Counseling

The focus of a psychiatrist is usually how to medicate patients for psychiatric & psychological disorders

The focus of a psychologists training is how to treat individuals with psychological disorders

It is well advised that one who is seeking a marriage counselor utilize the services of a qualified professional who has been specifically trained and supervised to practice this specialty, and who has plenty of experience.

There is NO license in Israel to certify a person as a qualified Marriage Counselor

The Misrad Habri’ut – Israel Department of Health does not license Marriage Counselors

Anyone can legally advertise him/herself as a marriage counselor

Psychiatrists and Psychologists usually do not receive adequate training in Marriage Counseling

The focus of a psychiatrist is usually how to medicate patients for psychiatric & psychological disorders

The focus of a psychologists training is how to treat individuals with psychological disorders

It is well advised that one who is seeking a marriage counselor utilize the services of a qualified professional who has been specifically trained and supervised to practice this specialty, and who has plenty of experience.

Feel welcome to discuss with me any questions that you may have regarding
how I can help you improve your marriage

Additional Family Services
List of Family Difficulties
I help people with:
  • Communication difficulties
  • Parenting difficulties
  • Authority issues
  • Values & expectations conflicts
  • Parent-child conflicts
  • Sibling conflicts & bullying
  • Marital strife
  • Lack of family unity
  • Blended family difficulties
  • Divorce & separation difficulties
  • Mental health problems
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & panic disorders
  • Illness & chronic illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Addiction – internet, devices
  • Pornography
  • Financial issues
  • Grief & loss
  • Academic concerns
  • P.T.S.D.
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Emotional abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Frustration
  • Anger & rage
  • Religious conflicts
  • Aliyah difficulties
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DISCLAIMER:

Of course specific results cannot be guaranteed, and vary from client/patient to client/patient. Motivation and positive participation, as well as suggested homework are required of the patient. The work is a partnership between therapist and client/patient.

I want to give my patients the best treatment I can, and create the best treatment strategy for each patient. To do this, it is important for me to have the necessary information regarding their condition, medical history, and past and concurrent treatment, with other health professionals. I, therefore, request consultation with my patients’ medical doctors, when I treat them for medical or psychiatric diagnoses, or at least a copy of their medical report, so that I can offer the best services possible.              

At times hypnosis or another modality of therapy is not recommended or appropriate for a particular client/patient. Whether hypnosis or another modality is utilized in the treatment of my client/patient is determined after consultation and evaluation of the client/patient, the specific issues presented the preference of the client/patient, and the client/patient’s medical history.

Regarding hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are usually very good treatment interventions. However, hypnosis is contraindicated under certain circumstances. For example, hypnosis is usually contraindicated for individuals who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, such as psychoses and schizophrenia.

A proper diagnosis and evaluation of each client/patient must be made before hypnosis is utilized. It is only at the request of the client/patient and at the evaluation and discretion of Dr. Sheldon that hypnosis will be utilized.

Often Dr. Sheldon consults with other physicians treating his client/patient as part of the evaluation and the creation of the proper treatment strategies, as well as to ensure that there is safety, harmony, coordination and consistency among the health professionals treating the client/patient and the treatment modalities utilized. Dr. Sheldon will also ask the client/patient to provide information regarding any medications or other drugs taken.

Regarding Testimonials and Endorsements: Of course what is written in testimonials and endorsements and professional recommendations represents the author’s experiences and opinions.

All of the above is for the well-being of the client/patient, and to make sure that all work is done with high ethical and professional standards, legally, effectively. I want to give excellent service and wants each of his clients/patients to be as successful as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me.

Almost all of my clients and patients see improvement within a couple of sessions. In fact I tell all of my new and prospective clients and patients that they will know within two meetings if I am the right therapist for them.

Of course specific results cannot be guaranteed, and vary from client/patient to client/patient. Motivation and positive participation, as well as suggested homework are required of the patient. The work is a partnership between therapist and client/patient.

I want to give my patients the best treatment I can, and create the best treatment strategy for each patient. To do this, it is important for me to have the necessary information regarding their condition, medical history, and past and concurrent treatment, with other health professionals. I, therefore, request consultation with my patients’ medical doctors, when I treat them for medical or psychiatric diagnoses, or at least a copy of their medical report, so that I can offer the best services possible.              

At times hypnosis or another modality of therapy is not recommended or appropriate for a particular client/patient. Whether hypnosis or another modality is utilized in the treatment of my client/patient is determined after consultation and evaluation of the client/patient, the specific issues presented the preference of the client/patient, and the client/patient’s medical history.

Regarding hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy and hypnosis are usually very good treatment interventions. However, hypnosis is contraindicated under certain circumstances. For example, hypnosis is usually contraindicated for individuals who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, such as psychoses and schizophrenia.

A proper diagnosis and evaluation of each client/patient must be made before hypnosis is utilized. It is only at the request of the client/patient and at the evaluation and discretion of Dr. Sheldon that hypnosis will be utilized.

Often Dr. Sheldon consults with other physicians treating his client/patient as part of the evaluation and the creation of the proper treatment strategies, as well as to ensure that there is safety, harmony, coordination and consistency among the health professionals treating the client/patient and the treatment modalities utilized. Dr. Sheldon will also ask the client/patient to provide information regarding any medications or other drugs taken.

Regarding Testimonials and Endorsements: Of course what is written in testimonials and endorsements and professional recommendations represents the author’s experiences and opinions.

All of the above is for the well-being of the client/patient, and to make sure that all work is done with high ethical and professional standards, legally, effectively. I want to give excellent service and wants each of his clients/patients to be as successful as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact me.