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About Me

Office: (561)807-0303
Email:  lorraine@thecenterforallrelationships.com

My Credentials
I am the founder and owner of The Center For All Relationships in Boca Raton, Florida and a psychotherapist, specializing in marriage or couples therapy using Imago Relationship Therapy.   My credentials include a Masters Degree in Social Work from Barry University, Miami, Florida and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with the state of Florida. I am a Certified Advanced Imago Relationship Therapist, , Certified Connected Parents Thriving Kids Trainer, a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and an experienced EMDR practitioner and a Qualified Supervisor with the State of Florida.  For decades I have been helping couples, individuals and families to overcome their difficulties in order to lead more enriched lives. I am deeply committed to the people I help and the inner work that I feel honored to facilitate them with.

My Approach To Therapy                                                                                                                                                                             I am passionate about helping my clients to achieve a harmonious state of living and experiencing themselves with confidence.  I believe that as humans it is our birth-right and that we deserve to live our lives feeling whole, valued and happy to be alive.  To that end, I empower and support others t o define their own goals, have relationships that enliven and support them as well again the ability to continue growing.

My Past Experience As A Therapist
My past work includes years of experience working with child and adult trauma in a number of therapeutic settings, including community agencies, in and out-patient mental health facilities and private practice over the years. During these years I have run court approved Anger Management Programs, Assertiveness Training Groups, designed and conducted Adolescent Therapeutic Groups, Women's Empowerment Groups as well as Men's Groups.

I have helped clients with a range of problems from severe, chronic, mental illness to situational adjustment difficulties in daily life. In the early years of my work with children, I observed over and over again that children of parents who were unhappy with each other and in a state of conflict, did not do well and had many problems. I came to understand how important couple’s work was and gravitated towards helping the parents of these children. My work and expertise today has expanded over many years .  I now work primarily with couples and individuals.

Couples Therapy
As I have grown as a therapist I have found Imago therapy to be the most effective method for overcoming inter-personal problems and creating strong connection in couples. Imago Relationship Therapy, developed by Harville Hendrix (Getting the Love You Want) offers a way to accept and support each other's differences while staying connected in a loving way. Conflict in realtionships is a protest against disconnection.  My job is to help couples to understand how their own communication styles and power-struggles are preventing this connection from occuring. I believe that transforming relationships not only heals the couple but can correct the dysfunction that gets passed to their children, from one generation to another. I have come to delight in my work with couples. Honestly looking inward at oneself, especially with the support of a partner, is one of the most profound and life changing experiences one can embark on. In this way, couples truly begin to devellop and then enjoy and respectful parnership and feel the joy of being a team.

Connected Parents Thriving Kids
I am an Certified Imago Connected Parents Thriving Kids trainer.  This is a powerful experience parenting group classes with other parents.  All are there to learn new and life-changing techniques for helping their children while empowering themselves in the process. Parents are given the opportunity to examine how they themselves were raised and how that impacts their strengthsand defecits as parents today.  New parenting tools are taught that really work and bring harmony back to family life.

Helping Singles
Although  a major part of my work as an Imago therapist is with couples, there is an important aspect of Imago that relates to individuals and how they come to choose the people they date and eventually spend their lives with. In my work with singles, I integrate the Imago concepts and  address the needs of singles to understand the patterns of their relationships as they relate to their quest for love and acceptance.  Within each or our relationships, the joys and the losses from the past to the present, lie the answer to healing. I am deeply committed to helping adults move from a lonely and confusing place to a level of safe, contentment with hope for the future.

My Journey With My Clients
I have learned as much from my clients as they have from me. I have the utmost respect for the resilience and ability to grow that I have witnessed over the years.  My own relationships have been enriched and strengthened by practicing the skills of Imago Relationship Therapy.  From my personal experience with the process, I have a strong empathic connection to my clients and their struggles into wholeness. This process has helped me to connect to my clients with the compassion that only comes from a sense of personal knowingness. It is vital to me that the journey I ask my clients to embark on is one that is familiar and realistic and most importantly, one that I am fully equipped to guide them through. I am passionate about my work with others and committed to the people who seek my help and the process of self-discovery that I facilitate them with. My work is truly my heart’s desire. I look forward to welcoming and helping you on your next journey or personal growth and transformation. Therapy is a gift that one gives to oneself.

 Association Memberships: 
I am a member of the National Association of Social Workers(NASW), Imago Relationship International (IRI), Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)