I describe myself as an authentic, compassionate yet direct person.
My Education and Training
I have had a private practice in Western Massachusetts for over 20 years and specialize in helping couples and individuals navigate the challenges of relationships. My MSW is from Smith College with specialized training from Yale Child Study Center. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, in addition to training in Imago and the Gottman Method for couples. My background in Positive Psychology and mindfulness are interwoven into my Retreats and Workshops as well.
I lead at least two Hold Me Tight® Workshops and/or Retreats monthly, drawing in couples from as far as Canada and Virginia. Using the Hold Me Tight® framework, I have designed my own protocol and materials and am consistently successful with couples of various ages, orientations, and backgrounds.
How I am Different
I genuinely love and am skilled at what I do. This comes through in my being fully-present, my compassion for your pain, my playfulness of spirit, my creation of a nurturing space, and my positive energy.
My work as a therapist and relationship coach is not just a job. Couples seek me out when they are in crisis and it’s my responsibility to give my very best with every couple. I get an incredible joy in seeing couples connect and heal.
I truly care.
Workshops and Retreats are held in dedicated spaces in the comfort of my home in Springfield, Massachusetts. (See photo at the bottom of page.) The relaxing space and beauty of the grounds set you at ease and invite you to share with one another in a natural and authentic manner.
I have helped so many struggling couples with my Hold Me Tight® Workshops and Retreats. I know we can make things better.
“Hold Me Tight®” is a registered trademark to Sue Johnson