"You can Get Your Family Back"

Advanced Counseling and Therapy Center
"When you're really ready for CHANGE."

Imago Relationship Therapy
"Common Sense Tools To Solve Long Standing Problems"

* Effective* Inspiring * Guiding * Challenging *


IMAGO Relationship Workshops

Tele-counseling Sessions

Video Skype is sometimes the only way a couple
can get together with their therapist.

Call 207 689 8004 for an appointment.

Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC, LPC, LCPC, BCPC

He's the
"Jedi Mind-Master"

- says David Greenfield, PhD Pscychology, Lecturer and Best Selling Author

Board Certified
Advanced Counseling
Veteran's Family Issues
Near Divorce Specialties
Certified EMDR Therapist
Marriage and Family Therapy
A Clinical Member and Certified
IMAGO Relationship Therapist for couples
Veteran's PTSD, Trauma and Anxiety Specialist
EFT -The Emotional Freedom Technique Specialist
Family Systems and Family Reconstruction Modality & Therapy
President of Maine Counseling Association Specialist in Group Work

US ARMY 66 - 72

Veterans Click Here

LPC Connecticut License # 001157
LCPC Maine License # CC3367

109 Sahagian Rd, Belgrade, Maine 04917
Phone: 1-207 689-8004
email: Joel@ImagoTherapist.com

Is Imago Realtionship Therapy right for you?

Take This Test
Feeling Lost? Tried other therapies that didn't last?
or are you feeling :

Hopeless, stuck, abandoned, numb, anxious, exhausted, alone, angry, hurt, depressed or near divorce?

But don't know how to change,
so you both CAN feel:

Safe and Connected
More Alive and Vibrant
More Powerful and Hopeful
More in Control
More Courageous
More Loved

More Loving and Intimate


Couples who have answered Yes to any of the above have made dynamic and powerful changes in their lives because of Imago Relationship Therapy.

Call to find out if it is right for you too.
Call now: 207 689 8004

What is Imago Relationship Therapy?
It is simple but powerful approach that is based on the Imago Relationship Theory developed by Drs. Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt and chronicled in their Best Selling Books:
Getting The Love You Want; Keeping The Love You Find; Receiving Love and many more.


Oprah chooses Imago in her “Top 20 Shows” list
Oprah Winfrey included "Imago Theory" in her list of "Unforgettable! Oprah’s Top 20 Shows" in a feature celebrating 20 years of the Oprah TV show. Oprah talks about her introduction to Imago through Harville Hendrix, and how it changed her view of relationships. —O Magazine, October 2005

Live Your Best Life
A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews
, and Inspriation from O, The Oprah Magazine

In Oprah's newly released book Live Your Best Life she states in the "Marriage Repair Kit" chapter, that is devoted solely to explaining the benefits of the Imago Relationship Therapeutic fundamentals; "A conscious, honest relationship can restore your sense of aliveness and wholeness,
and set you on the path of real love."


Are you...
...Getting the Love You Want?

Communication problems in relationships often erode the passion and hope that we first feel when we fall in love. Imago communications skills for families and couples will help you quickly revive that passion, and reconnect with your partner. Building trust in relationships is an important part of the Imago journey, so that you can feel safe enough to truly understand your partner, and once again appreciate them fully.

Much of Imago is based on connecting with your partner through a form of dialogue. After you speak, your partner mirrors what you said. It can be very uplifting just to experience your partner really taking in your words. The experience becomes richer as your partner lets you know that what you say makes sense, and shares with you their recognition of what you may be feeling.You can learn these skills and many more at Imago couples counseling retreats. These are based on the best-selling book “Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Hendrix, PhD, who developed Imago Relationship Therapy together with his wife Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. Imago workshops are provided over a weekend at many places around the world. Couples are taught why they were originally attracted to their partner, why that love can turn to conflict, and how to use the Imago dialogue to work on these issues together.


If you want to feel great again, do whatever to takes to get you and your partner to learn with a Certified Imago Therapist. Joel Lavenson has been helping couples for over 20 years.


"Dear Joel,
Please share this with your couples. This poem helped me make the call when, things were so bad
that, I felt lost and didn't know how to fix my relationship"

Jody L.

Don't Quit

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
And the road you're trudging seems all up hill

When the funds are low,And the debts are high
When you want to smile but you have to sigh

Where care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit

Life is queer with its twists and turns

And many a fellow turns about,
When he or she might have won had they stuck it out

Success is failure turned inside out,
it is the silver tint in the clouds of doubt.

Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow

Remember, the prize is often nearer than,
It seems to faint and faltering man or woman

So stick to the fight with your hardest hit
It is when things seem worst that you mustn't quit"



The Right Track Camp
We'll Get You Back on a Successful Path!

The Veterans Family Camp and Retreat
Nestled Along The Shores of Lake Salmon
On the site of a Summer Camp established in 1907

Belgrade, Maine 04917 - Telephone 207 689-8004

Define the Problem...

"Our communciation is hurtful and our realtionship feels fatally wounded"

Then, You Have Found the Solution:

"Learn how to help your partner feel safe and open, enough to communicate in a way that makes both feel heard and understood, perhaps for the first time"

"We Have a Long Term Committment to Great Relationships"

Dr. Paul Reid, Psychologist - Joel Lavenson, Marriage & Family Therapist
License # 00157 CT
License # CC 3367 ME
Marriage and Family Therapist
EMDR Sepcialist

Belgrade, Maine
1 207 689-8004
email: Joel@ImagoTherapist.com

Over many years of experience, we have designed a Whole Family Approach to getting families back on the right track. Our approach is to be the healthy supplement to get your coupleship back on a
wholesome and natural developmental path to closeness again.

It is Simple.

We teach the techniques and the tools that have worked for generations.


"You are the creator and choser of your own path.
You will arrive at where you truly intend to go."

Paul Reid, who has been in private practice for over 20 years in West Hartford CT is a renowned expert in families and teens. Paul was an Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut Department of Psychiatry and did his advanced training in Human Sexuality at Yale University. A devoted husband to Julie and father to 5 children who range from toddlers to young adults, he has a unique passion and insight for helping Couples with Troubles.

Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC LPC
Call 207 689-8004 or email Joel@imagotherapist.com

Joel Lavenson, who has helped, inspired, guided and lead over 4,000 families in the last 29 years, is in private practice as a marriage and family expert. Together with Crista Lavenson, his wife and partner, who is a Certified Behavior Analyst, they own and direct a summer camp for children ages 8 -17. Their passion and experience have led them to devoting to this same camp grounds for this unique program of helping Teens with Troubles. Joel and Crista devoted to each other and their 3 children, who range in age from toddler to new adult. Joel has written many notable articles on the subject of self esteem and positive attitudes and has taught at various colleges and universities in his career.
Joel is the Director of the Sports Illustrated KIDS BEST Golf Camp and BEST Tennis Camp in America, the Maine Golf and Tennis Academy



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