Affairs and Recovery
Affairs, Trauma, and Recovery
We Treat Affairs with Extra Care and Compassion
Dr. John Gottman unfolds the science behind trust and betrayal and provides the tools needed to create trust and commitment in love relationships. The Gottmans describe their impactful “Atone, Attune, and Attach” model for treating affairs. This model provides Elizabeth Mahaney, a specialized clinician, with an unbiased approach that compassionately serves both partners as they struggle to rebuild a collapsed marriage. Sometimes, hitting rock bottom can be an opportunity to create the life that you and your partner truly want to live together! Shaking things up a bit may reawaken a sense of thought, " HOW THE HELL DID WE GET HERE? AND HOW CAN WE CREATE HAPPINESS INSTEAD?!
I look forward to implementing this approach plus many other approaches including IMAGO, Couple-Centered, EFT, and several other therapeutic techniques
I use a solution focused activity type transformational program based on the issues that I've seen couples struggle with over the past 18+ years of working with relationships. It only takes about 15 mins a day and you will learn how to change destructive behaviors, negative communication styles, and sabotaging thoughts into day-to-day, simple, and solution-focused “positive-check-ins" to create a more desirable lifestyle. We must get really clear with ourselves and create specific steps to achieve our goals. I will give you as much information or psycho-education as possible to help you develop skills to gain more focus and clarity and to establish an agile plan of action that may enhance your partnerships and life even from the very first activity.
The sooner issues are addressed, the easier they are to work out. Sometimes, an online marriage or couples course is all that is needed, providing a space for the couple to think and to explore their situation. This course offers the opportunity to understand the deeper, more subconscious blockages and patterns in a relationship. The frustration of not feeling heard and understood can result in a detrimental outcome and is frequently linked to our earliest and most powerful emotional experiences.
Good news, these are learned behaviors. We can reprocess, become more self aware, and set clear intentions, goals, and boundaries to overcome challenges. Several agreements, resources, and tools are facilitated and made readily accessible through this approach to effectively help handle even the most complex cases.
Through mutual understanding, a couple often finds new strategies for enjoying their relationship.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a specialty in marriage, parenting, children and couples.
National Certified Counselor (NCC). National Provider ID# 1609248145
M.A. Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration and dual enrollment in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).
B.A. Degree in Psychology from The University of South Florida.
Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator. Training from The University of South Florida. Parenting Coordinator.
University of Tampa minor in marketing with concentrations in athletics and personal growth.
Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
Gottman Certified Approach to Treating Trauma and Affairs.
Clinical Consultant at Worker’s Health.
Cognitive Behavior Therapist (CBT) for various mental health issues and medical issues including pain management, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Certified as a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner among other therapeutic applications.
Founder and CEO of Real L.I.F.E. inc. where Real Learning Is Found Everywhere~ A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization.
Entrepreneur, Mentor & Author.
Ph.D in C.h. utilizing Self Awareness, Mindfulness, Visualization, and Imagery.
Qualified Supervisor http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/licensing/qualified-supervisor/
State Approved Clinical Supervisor for B.A./ M.A./ Internship/ Practicum/ Field Study Students/ Intern State Licensure.
SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Certified for Feeding/ Eating Issues and Assess for Development, Learning, Behavior, Cognition, Nutrition, and Environment.
Holistic Health Coach focusing on Lifestyle, Wellness & the Psychology of Eating and Nutrition.
Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC).
Former President and Director of The Missing Piece of Counseling and Well-Being, Inc. A non-profit Organization.
Experience working with several different types of clients and organizations including;
*Success for Kids and Families Inc. – a community wrap-around strength based program.
*Kathy’s Place- a center for grieving children and families leading both adult and children’s groups.
*The Children’s Cancer Center bereavement and oncology support team.
*Served on the Board of The Tampa Bay Association for Psychotherapists and affiliated with several different professional organizations (see Affiliations link).
*Member of Chi Sigma IOTA- International Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society.
StartWorking Through This Course
StartBuild Marriage or Relationship #2
StartHurt Partner's PTSD
StartPhase 1: Atonement
StartPhase 2: Attunement
StartPhase 3: Attachment
StartThe Sound Relationship House
StartThe Role of Physiology and Flooding
StartThe Glacial Gottman-Rusbult-Glass Cascade Toward Betrayal