Eighty percent of therapists engage in couples counseling but very few are trained in it. The majority never take a course in couples counseling during graduate school, nor do they attend a couples counseling training program after graduate school. Rather, they apply treatment approaches typically designed for individuals when they work with couples. But treating a couple is very different from treating an individual.
Dr. Rein has been a practicing psychologist for more than 30 years. He trained with Dr. John Gottman at the Gottman Institute in Seattle, considered the top marriage counselor and researcher in the country. Dr. Rein is certified as a Gottman Method Couples Counselor—one of only four in Massachusetts. Since he is one of the few therapists in Greater Boston who works exclusively with couples, your issues and themes will be quite familiar to him.