About Waverly Farrell

Relationships are hard work, yet they are one of the most rewarding pursuits we commit to in life. Our culture has high jacked us into believing that “falling in love” is supposed to last forever with our supportive partner meeting all of our needs. And, if perhaps, we run into a roadblock like in the romances we see on the screen, the end result is always “falling in love” again and living happily ever after. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in Imago Relationship therapy, I can tell you that this is a myth. The good news is that if we commit to the work that relationship asks of us, the rewards will be more than we could ever imagine.

I was born in the desert southwest to Irish immigrant grandparents who worked the copper mines and lived a storied life which they passed along to my mother. As a child, I was immersed in Irish folk tales with relationship themes that entranced me. I learned that our life stories are really about our connection to those we love. In my work as a Certified Imago Therapist, I evoke the connection between my early influences, my personal experience and my training to serve my clients.

We all have life events which, in the moment, we are unaware of their magnitude. One I wish to share with you is the day I drove to Pasadena, CA. in torrential rain to attend my first day of training to become an Imago therapist. I was already licensed to do relationship counseling but I discovered that I did not know the first thing about it. The impact of that training on my life was twofold. First, it was life saving for my personal twenty-seven year relationship. Secondly, Imago transformed my practice because now I really do know I can offer a viable service based on a theory that works.

Couples have told me in my work with them that I have saved their relationship. Singles have raved about the value of Imago in their search for a partner. What I truly know is that I am just a conduit of a theory of love and relationship that, when practiced, is asure way to long and loving partnerships that include safety, connection and passion. There are times when I “lose my mind to unconsciousness” in my own relationship and when that has happened, both my partner and I have depended on the Imago skills to get us back into connection. It is hopeful to know that there is a way back to each other.

If you are in a new relationship and want to keep it conscious or do it differently this time, if you are experiencing a rocky stretch and need to get back on the path; if you are at your wits end and need clarity about where to go from here; if you have been together for awhile and want to deepen or enrich an already strong connection; or if you are single and hope to find the partner of your dreams, Imago is for YOU! The story of the relationship that my partner and I have created with the help of Imago is a rich tapestry of our individual histories and the journey of our life together. My wish is that you can also have that experience.

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