Margaret Altschul, M.A., Psychotherapist

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Couples Therapy


Do you need the help of a specially trained  couples therapist?
When is the last time you really felt good about your relationship? 
  • Are you and your partner constantly arguing?
  • Does it seem like conflicts never get resolved?
  • Are you feeling disconnected? Unseen? Unheard? Unappreciated?
  • Are you wondering what happened to the passion, intimacy and romance?
  • Are you feeling like roommates?
  • Have resentment, anger and disappointment been building?
  • Have you or your partner withdrawn from the relationship?
If you have answered “yes” to more of these questions than you would like, it may be time to get some help. 


How can couples therapy help? 

Couples therapy is the most effective and efficient way to restore and rejuvenate a relationship.  Often the person who is feeling the most pain or disappointment in the relationship is the one to call me. The caller asks me how I can convince their partner to come in for treatment. I would like to reassure you and your partner that couples therapy is not about finding the bad guy or assigning blame. As a specialist in couples therapy, I can observe your interactions and help you identify the patterns of communication that are getting in the way of your intimacy.  It is not my goal to find fault but rather to find solutions.  By taking this approach, I have successfully gained the trust and enthusiastic cooperation of many reluctant partners.


Learning how to decrease conflict is only a small part of treatment.  In fact, research indicates that level of conflict at the start of therapy is not a good predictor of the outcome.  In addition to showing you how to resolve problems effectively, I will help you restore the admiration, passion, and trust that brought you together. My goal is to help you build a strong, satisfying relationship that can withstand the life challenges that may come your way.



Psychotherapy for Adults | (818) 995-1388 | Encino | California License MFC 42839