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Arlene Olesen, Florida Licensed MFT, Fellow of American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Palm Beach Gardens Florida 33418

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About  Arlene Olesen

                                 How Relationship Therapy Can Work for You  

   I am always available to schedule remote therapy via Skype, Zoom and Telehealth. Following the present crisis my practice is  in a safe and  private setting, where Individuals and couples (the Client) wanting  relationship therapy can expect to learn new ways to express personal thoughts and feelings while talking about their relationship needs and  goals for therapy . 

     Throughout the sessions, Clients will be encouraged to learn how to strengthen their communication skills and leave behind ineffective words and behaviors from the past that  kept them stuck.  Those  former  ways seemed to mask what they really wanted from each other.m

          Essentially, the couples will  learning more about the "couples dialogue focusing on the art of listening and the powerful experience of feeling heard.” This may be the most important part of couples  counseling because it holds an unspoken longing. Clients may forget readings by famous, theoretical experts, yet, they will always remember what they were feeling because of what they learned from the dialogue; a sense of  connection and belonging to one another.

        The next important feature of relationship therapy  that I learned from Clients is that  solutions for presenting concerns lie within themselves. When discussing and sharing the origins along with  their beliefs systems about relationships, Clients will strengthen  personal  communication resources learned from the “dialogue“ and encourage  multiple choices for their relationship growth.  

      Some couples and individuals coming to me for counseling wonder how to reconnect and rejuvenate the excitement and comfort originally discovered in their  first attraction to one another. Others come because of disappointing and destructive communication patterns where neither partner is getting the responses desired. Each may feel criticized  and hurt, or even worse, ignored and invisible. The reality may be that both share an unspoken sense of sadness or loss.

     Life style  changes sometimes cause discomfort and confusion, even anticipated and happy ones like births, new jobs, moving. Blended families, parenting teenagers, elder care and deaths impact relationships as well creating a need to find ways to readjust. Issues about loyalties, trust, intimacy,  and trauma  often arise in the conversations. When looking at the  feelings underneath these issues, Clients  often create paths to support relationships strengthen commitment.

     The process of couples therapy often leads to readjustment and change. Change is not easy. We know it’s the most constant component of our lives and most difficult to initiate  and manage in healthy/ balanced ways. After  two Masters degrees in Counseling and  28 years of  working with couples/ families in therapy, I have learned a great deal from Clients. While  they  have told me about their unique concerns, I have learned that  their needs and hopes are universal. Your personal relationship growth  begins with your first call to me. 

    Beginning now,   " envision how you want  life to be when your counseling is satisfactorily completed."  Our sessions together will create paths focusing on your visions.  I am here to help you and your family create outcomes for a more hopeful future. 

Arlene offers marriage counseling, couples counseling, family counseling and counseling for individuals on a wide range of issues. She is available to see you in her office or remotely via online therapy. Call or send her a message today to get started on the road to a happier, healthier relationship. 

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  • Business/ Practice Name
  • Your Relationship Health
  • Street Address
  • 115 Emerald Key Ln
  • City
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • State
  • Florida
  • Zip Code
  • 33418
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LMFT - Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • License Number
  • MT 3273
  • License State
  • FL
  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • Clinical Member American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
  • 2nd License Number
  • 29370
  • 2nd License State
  • FL
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Long Island Univ. MS 1991; Hofstra Univ. PD 1994
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Professional Diploma Counseling Specialization Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Graduation Year
  • 1994
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Home Online

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