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About Relationship Resources
HELPING RELATIONSHIPS THRIVE THRU THE SCIENCE OF COMMUNICATION
Many therapists do marriage counseling, but very few are trained in it and even fewer exclusively see couples in their practice. Throughout three decades Relationship Resources has provided research driven, specialized care for couples.
The counseling methods used by Dr. Rein are based on training with Dr. John Gottman, the top marriage counselor and researcher in the country. Dr. Rein has shared these methods with thousands of couples and taught to many other couples therapists.
Relationship Resources’ counseling approach is based on the science of communication. Dr. Rein works with you to identify repetitive patterns and detect intricate subtleties that create communication setbacks and unresolved problems in marriages and relationships.
Dr. Rein’s method is what differentiates him from other therapists and has been very successful in improving and saving troubled relationships.
Successful Communication Techniques
From the start, couples receive a manual written by Dr. Rein that summarizes research on how successful couples communicate.
Feedback and Guidance
Following Dr. Rein’s feedback and guidance during sessions, you’ll learn how to communicate effectively.
Restore and Rebuild
Instead of conversations that escalate or end in anger and frustration, your new communications skills will help you to restore friendship and rebuild your emotional connection.
The Model for Understanding Relationships
The Relationship Pyramid is a model for understanding relationships. The foundation of the pyramid and of any relationship is about needs.
The needs in a relationship are emotional intimacy and self-esteem. Couples need to feel emotionally close to their partners and to feel good about themselves in their relationships. From those needs stem patterns, perceptions, affect, and ultimately the language used towards your spouse or partner.
Dr. Rein utilizes the pyramid and focuses on positives and the future. He believes that if couples communicate with each other by applying the skills taught throughout their counseling sessions, they have the potential to not only survive but to thrive as a couple.
About Dr. Richard Rein
Dr. Richard Rein, Ph.D. is the founder of Relationship Resources and co-founder of the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness. He is a licensed psychologist, certified Gottman method couples therapist, and marriage counseling expert.
Dr. Rein has published the book, The Divorce Prevention Handbook: A Practical Guide for Saving Marriages, which guides you in developing the skills necessary to communicate with your partner in positive, more productive ways.
Dr. Rein has specialized training in coaching executives in the workplace. He has post-graduate certificates in Organizational Consulting Psychology and Professional Executive Coaching. He is skilled at making good communicators great communicators, and great communicators master communicators.
Recent Blog Posts
Each day my life is enriched by listening to and guiding couples as they bring their raw experiences to sessions and we try to make sense of difficult times. Through these blog posts, I hope to give readers a snapshot of our work including examples of the real issues that people bring, and how we can find meaning and a path out together. Their identities are protected, but each experience is real. Because relationships are complex, my role is to help couples share their experiences while providing a conceptual road map to understand their experiences, finding a way out of the woods of painful experiences. This blog shares stories and concepts; I hope it provides hope, insight and richness to each reader’s own journey.
Rachel had felt alone in her relationship for years, experiencing the relationship as one-sided. She supported her husband Dan but didn’t get the same in return.
Liz asked Jim to do something for her and Jim reluctantly complied. Picking up on his resistance, she later asked,...
The following sweet dialogue was sent to me by one of my clients. Source unknown. Wife: “I love you!” Husband:...
Mike was struggling to stay asleep. His wife Mary recently purchased a FitBit to monitor her health, including sleep patterns....
I was recently at a presentation by the Samaritans on suicide prevention. They said their volunteers are taught not to...
I met Christina and Brad for their first session and gathered information about their relationship. In our second meeting, we...
Todd and Casey were building an addition to their house. Todd was content with the house as it was, but...
Tim attended a couples counseling session by himself because his wife Debbie was staying home with their sick 9 year...
Colin and Lauren had an awful relationship. Lauren initially described her relationship as toxic. She said it was unhealthy, dysfunctional,...
Ron and Betsy were struggling. Now in their sixties, sex was a central issue in their relationship. Betsy wanted to...
Kelly was sharing something personal and Thomas rolled his eyes. Typically Kelly would say something incendiary, Thomas would bark back,...