Barbara Rothberg, DSW, LCSW

Therapy, Coaching, Mediation and Parent Coordination



Psychotherapy Services: Couple Therapy

Long term relationships are very difficult to maintain. Normal life stresses can cause chaos and bring out deep rooted patterns that negatively impact one another. Couples generally settle into a comfortable relationship, but often take each other for granted. The security of knowing that a partner is there can be comforting, but also needs to be prioritized. Barbara often finds that couples forget to make themselves important. They generally deal well as parents, are effective in the workplace, and have many friendships, but they neglect one another. Relationships need to be nurtured. That requires time and attention.

Normal life transitions like the birth of a baby, the death of an elderly parent, empty nest, etc. can be very stressful. Couples don’t always support one another as well as they could, as fears and anxieties get in the way. Barbara specializes in working with stressful transitions with couples and families, enabling them to share deeper feelings and understand the dynamics of their relationships. Barbara teaches couples new ways to communicate and connect and repair old hurts.

Throughout the past thirty-five years, Barbara has had the privilege of working with many different families and couples. She has worked with traditional as well as alternative families. She has experience with straight as well as lesbian and gay couples and families. She has worked with single parent families, inter-racial families, adoptive and blended families. She has helped three parent families navigate their path. Every family has its unique qualities and Barbara aims to build on their strengths with respect for their differences.