Todd Creager is a marriage and relationship counselor that specializes in sexual and intimacy issues. He emphasizes that a relationship is not a binary function–there are options other than divorce and suffering. His goal is to creatively re-establish passion, intimacy and trust between marital partners. Sometimes it just takes what he calls ‘interpersonal creativity.’ Also, he is experienced in helping couples deal with repairing a relationship damaged by infidelity.
Mr. Creager is adept at working with couples suffering from marital discord caused by a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, substance abuse and domestic violence. He has experience in helping clients with parenting issues and makes dealing with elderly patients need a focus of his practice. Mr. Creager is a graduate of the USC School of Social Work and trained in Sex Therapy at the UCLA School of Medicine. He practices in Huntington Beach, California.
Dennis Kraemer understands that choosing the right therapist is a difficult and personal process. It’s a much more involved decision than just finding the right mix of training and experience. It’s important to find a therapist that you can trust and with whom you feel comfortable. For that reason, he tries to make new clients comfortable with both himself and the therapeutic process. To better facilitate this, he tailors his treatment to each couple’s unique situation. Every couple’s situation and challenges are different, and he wants his counseling to respond to this individuality.
Mr. Kraemer brings a wide range of experience and training to the table. Since relationship, problems are often caused or exacerbated by other emotional or psychological conditions he has experience in treating many ancillary conditions such as depression, substance abuse, low self-esteem, and anxiety among others. Family discord can also contribute to marital tension, and Mr. Kraemer has success in helping families, particularly those with teenage children. No matter what issues a married couple may have his job is to ‘provide support and understanding’ to help his clients solve their problems. Mr. Kraemer is a graduate of California State University–Northridge and practices in Fullerton, California.
Melissa Fedoryk describes her work with married couples as a ‘passion’. Her goal is to help individuals in a problematic relationship to find the ’empowerment and positive energy to live a joyous and fulfilling life’. Her theory is that relationship problems occur when one or both parties is not living ‘authentically’ within the context of the partnership. She helps clients understand who they are and what they want in life and how they can find the necessary psychic space within the relationship. The ultimate destination is a life that ‘flows’ with ease. Ms. Fedoryk seeks to make her counseling sessions non-confrontational and comfortable–even fun.
Ms. Fedoryk also has experience in treating many ancillary conditions of marital disharmony including depression, anxiety, grief, and addictive behavior involving drugs, food, and other substances. She also lists as a specialty working with clients of Asian ancestry. Ms. Fedoryk is also well versed in treating sexual identity issues such as bisexuality within the context of marriage. She is a graduate of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and practices in Newport Beach, California.
Anne Martin helps clients break the ‘vicious cycle’ of damaging behavior patterns that can often produce a dysfunctional marriage or relationship. This cycle of negativity often manifests itself in a relationship as repeated arguments over seemingly intractable issues. Among other methods, Ms. Martin uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT is a treatment program that helps individuals understand their own negative emotional and behavioral cycles which then allows them to deal with them in a positive manner. She is also adept at using EFT concepts to solve family problems that can put a strain on the marital relationship.
Ms. Martin has experience dealing with many ancillary issues that can occur in a crisis relationship including depression, trauma, low self-esteem and substance abuse. She is a graduate of Pepperdine University and practices in Lake Forest, California.
Patricia Zielinski is a marriage and relationship therapist who believes that happy, well-adjusted people produce positive interpersonal relationships. Her goal is to help clients understand themselves and what they want in life. She then empowers them to work toward their definition of happiness and success. This also applies to their personal relationships, and Ms. Zielinski helps clients find the right harmony between autonomy and interdependence.
Ms. Zielinski has the training and experience to work with a wide range of clients suffering from conditions as wide ranging as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, eating disorders and sexual addiction. She has specialized experience in working with children, adolescents and families and understanding their impact on marriages. Ms. Zielinski is a graduate of Pacific University and practices in Rancho San Margarita, California.