The Couple's Thearapist

Have you thought about couple’s therapy? Or, perhaps you have tried therapy but it really wasn’t a fit. In this episode we will talk about the couples’ therapy experience and what you can expect, receive, and gain from a good couple’s therapist.

Top Take-A-Ways:
  • The difference between “normal” and “healthy” and what  it means to be in a “healthy relationship”.
  • Empowerment, self-worth, and “other based” esteem and why having a foundation of value is the essential first step in relationships.
  • Understanding “carried emotions” from one’s past versus present-day emotions and operating from the “wise adult self” instead of the wounded child
  • Why relationships are a choice – for both partners – and why therapy will only work when both partners are willing to do the work.


Shane Birkel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who sparks change in people’s lives and relationships. He helps individuals and couples who want to feel satisfied in their connection with their partner but feel like no matter what they do it just leads to stress and frustration. He supports them in exploring their history and uncovering patterns they may not even be aware of so that they can begin to have more control of their emotions and be excited about their relationship again.

In his years of experience working with individuals and couples with relationship issues, he knows that you have the ability to make big changes in your life. If you are ready to do the work, you will be amazed at how capable you are to explore parts of yourself you never knew existed. The process of therapy can allow you to grow more quickly than you ever have before.

If you are ready to explore what is getting in your way and figure out what to do next, then give Shane a call at 603-852-3654 or drop me an email at His office is in Dover, NH. You can learn more at or check out his podcast at


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