Couples and Family Counseling

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Professional support to deal with difficult situations that are beyond normal issues:

  • Covid-19 Strain
  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness of a Family Member
  • ADHD or ADD of a partner
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Extended Family
  • Mental Illness

Critical moments or ruptures in the relationship:

  • Significant decisions, including divorcing
  • Dealing With Having or Disciplining of Children, Step-Children
  • Stress and Resentments
  • Lost Intimacy
  • Infidelity/Cheating


(954) 716-6702


 AN  IN OFFICE SESSION                                           OR                           VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT 

Communication and Getting Needs Met

Sometime partners have difficulty coming to agreement or communicating on certain problems or the have developed a pattern of escalation when there are differences.  They may have one big open decision to resolve or many small unresolved ones that  have accumulated.  They may feel their partner does not care or understand there needs and point of view.  These couples can benefit from Gestalt Brief Couple’s Counseling.

Discernment Counseling

There are couples contemplating divorce.  One or the other is leaning out of the relationship, the other is leaning in to the relationship.   They are ambivalent about staying or going.  One or both are not committed to working on saving the relationship.  Discernment  counseling  is 1-5 sessions with 3 outcomes.  1. Stay as it is, 2. Commit to separation or divorce 3.  Intense commitment for a period of time, taking divorce off the table, to make it work.  The goals are clarity and confidence in this very significant decision.

Dealing With Life After Divorce

Dr. LaVine has worked with individuals that needed help dealing with verbal, emotional and even physical abuse they suffered in a past relationship.

No charge for twenty minute telephone consult.

(954) 716-6702


 AN  IN OFFICE SESSION                                           OR                           VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT 

Counseling Sessions

In session: I observe, reflect, challenge, provide expertise, teach, and facilitate a new way to interact to get each parties needs met now and into the future; even if there is divorce or separation.

  • The first session only requires a commitment to find out what is possible, its not a commitment to couples therapy until the goals are defined.
  • After the initial meeting a decision can be made to either work towards a mutual goal in couples therapy or, if one party is not clear or committed work on bringing clarity and resolution to the couple.
  • Or work with an individual in “Individual in relationship” to help that person be the best they can be both in and out of the relationship now and in the future.

2881 East Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, 33306
(954) 716-6702

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