Communication Problems, Dating/Being Single Support, Divorce/Divorce Prevention



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Sex Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter

About Elisabeth LaMotte

During the almost twenty years since I began training as a therapist, it has been an incredible privilege to work with so many people during important, vulnerable, critical times in their lives.  Being an individual, couples and group therapist is the most rewarding, interesting, challenging work I could imagine.  Through my book, "Overcoming Your Parents' Divorce," I have been able to reach more people and help those who struggle with the impact of their parents divorce to have healthy, happy romantic relationships.  

In 2012, I founded the DC Counseling and Psychotherapy Center where I work with two wonderful associates.  Our specialities include getting through difficult break ups, improving romantic relationships, adjusting to divorce, and pre-marital counseling.  The longer I work as a therapist, the more convinced I am that what matters most is NOT how we respond to life's successes, it is how we respond to our disappointments.  Every disappointment -- a painful break-up, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job -- carries with it the potential for increased self-knowledge and personal growth.  My therapy practice emphasizes strategies for accessing that self-knowledge and and fostering personal growth in the face of adversity.  

If you are reading this, you may be struggling with depression, sadness, or anxiety. You may be in the middle of a difficult break-up, or the discovery of infidelity. Perhaps you are planning to marry, looking to improve your marriage, or trying to decide whether or not to remain in your current romantic relationship. We have had the privilege of helping many people work through these and other challenges in order to build happier, healthier lives.

It was exciting to learn that my book was a finalist in the 2008 Best Book Awards in the relationship category. It was thrilling to make it as a third round finalist in Good Morning America's 2011 Guru Search.  It is exciting to have the chance to be interviewed on the radio and to blog about relationship and psychotherapy oriented issues.  But nothing is more professionally rewarding than when a client ends therapy reviews the ways that our work has helped them to build a happier life.

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