You Need A Relationship Coach

Relationship Coach

Another way of putting it is “couples therapy is not Wimbledon” The couples therapist is not there to go, “what do you think you should do?” Couples therapy is more like if you were at Warriors game. The relationship coach is not sitting on the bench. The coach is running on the sidelines where the action is. He is in there, is a part of it, letting the players do their thing but is on the sideline saying “do it this way”, “it’ll be better if you do it that way.”

So you need a couples therapist who is functioning as a coach and is teaching you how to do certain things. How to use techniques that most people don’t actually know and that you certainly were never taught in school. It’s not a passive therapist who sits and watches you either have the fight that you’ve always had. Or if you have roommates syndrome watches you just not connect with each other. You don’t need more of that.

Dr. Dan Quinn

Clinical Director - Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA23350), Dan supervised the therapy and research of doctoral students at The Wright Institute, in Berkeley, where he has been a clinical supervisor. He has spent many years studying a multitude of therapy techniques, including relational psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral, gestalt, solution-focused, and Internal Family Systems. He draws from all of them, depending upon the needs of the client at a particular point in the process. Dan was certified as a Positive Psychology coach after studying with its founder, Dr. Martin Seligman. He has 35 years of experience in the corporate arena, and was the CEO of a highly successful technology consulting firm.

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