“Your love can flow again.”
GAY COUPLE IMAGO THERAPY
Jerry S. Katz, LCSW
347 Fifth Avenue (34 Street), Rm. 1401, New York City
Certified Imago Relationship Couples Therapist
International Speaker and Presenter
“As a gay man in a long term and satisfying relationship, I understand what is involved in finding and keeping a partner, the stages of ongoing relationships, and the particular struggles – external and internalized – of same sex partners.”
When couples come in, the partners are often feeling that the person they looked to for understanding, support, and love has instead turned into a critical, withholding, and disappointing other – almost an adversary.
We want a relationship with our partner that includes deep intimacy and mutual support. This is an ongoing challenge which takes real focus and attention, as well as a willingness to work through struggles involving difficult emotions.
I have found Imago Relationship Therapy to be an excellent means for helping couples to heal and grow. I create a safe therapy space in which partners feel able to say what they are thinking and feeling to each other. Using Imago Therapy I structure the partners’ dialogue in a way that each feels they are finally being listened to respectfully. The work leads to a deeper understanding of how each individual reacts to their partner as a result of wounds from earlier life relationships. Each comes to know both themself and their partner in a fuller way, and with much more compassion. Your love can flow again.
I help the partners find new ways to meet their most basic needs within the relationship, in ways that enlist their partner’s caring rather than their resistance.
I have worked in our community for over 30 years, including individual and couples psychotherapy, volunteer counseling and supervision, and on the Board of Identity House, a prominent LGBT organization.
Whether you are seeking couple or individual therapy, I invite you to visit my other website to find out more about how I work, my training and professional experience. That is www.jerryskatz.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
You can read more about Imago Relationship Therapy in a paperback by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., called “Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples.” It is available in most bookstores, and is reader-friendly.
Copyright © 2015 Jerry S. Katz
Copyright © 2015 Gay Couple Imago Therapy