"When it's time "
Advanced Counseling and Therapy Center
"When you're really ready
Imago Relationship Therapy
"Common Sense Tools To Solve Long Standing Problems"
* Effective* Inspiring
* Guiding * Challenging *
Call 207 689 8004 for an appointment.
Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC, LPC,
Marriage and Family Therapy
Member and Certified
Near Divorce Specialist
Certified EMDR Therapist
Veteran's PTSD, Trauma and Anxiety Specialist*
Army 66- 72
LPC Connecticut License
LCPC Maine License # CC3367
109 Sahagian Rd, Belgrade, Maine 04917
Phone: 1-207 689-8004
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 Loving and Intimate
who have answered
Yes to any of the above have made dynamic
and powerful changes in their lives because of Imago
to find out if it is right for you too.
Call now: 207 689 8004
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
Live Your Best Life
A Treasury of Wisdom, Wit, Advice, Interviews
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."
...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.
A DYNAMIC APPROACH
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.
Please share this with your couples.
poem helped me make the call when, things were so bad
I felt lost and didn't know how to fix my relationship"
"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
the road you're trudging seems all up hill
When the funds are low,And the debts are high
you want to smile but you have to sigh
care is pressing you down a bit.
if you must, but don't you quit
is queer with its twists and turns
many a fellow turns about,
he or she might
have won had they stuck it out
is failure turned inside out,
it is the silver tint in
the clouds of doubt.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
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
is when things seem worst that you mustn't quit"
YOU CAN DO IT!
The Right Track Camp
You Back on a Successful Path!
The Veterans Family Camp and Retreat
Nestled Along The Shores of Lake Salmon
the site of a Summer Camp established in 1907
04917 - Telephone 207 689-8004
Define the Problem...
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
# 00157 CT
License # CC 3367 ME
Marriage and Family Therapist
1 207 689-8004
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
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."
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,
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