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Do people you work with always appreciate their results?

No, and it’s not because they don’t want to appreciate their success, my experience and skill, or the fact that they got the outcome they had asked for. The fact is that, sometimes, getting what we ask for (too quickly) can be overwhelming. “Change” is something most people resist.

There are usually some (positive) “secondary benefits” that, one can depend on as an outcome of the predictable negative behavior. The key word here is “predictable”. Even negative behavior can be soothing, to a degree, if what will happen next is “predictable”

What type of clients do you enjoy working with the most?

Highly motivated clients who want to learn to do what most of the “Pied Piper Followers” around them don’t know to even ask for, let alone work toward.

Clients who understand that most marriages in our society aren’t healthy and are determined to be much happier and healthier than the status quo. They are searching out an expert who has a strong success record with couples and is strong enough to handle their power struggles between themselves and with the therapist/relationship coach.

Couples that want my help to both stay together and also be happier than they ever imagined was possible.

Couples that want to have a better new relationship and to have that next relationship with one another.

Are you Married? Is it a good marriage? Please describe.

Yes, and I love it.

My wife and I work very hard to listen and pay attention to one another. We both learned to appreciate that the other “makes sense”, even if we don’t always make sense to one another.

We think and act loving most of the time, when our own perspective doesn’t get in the way. We both acknowledge that having a healthy and loving relationship takes work and we do what it takes.

Are you a “Family Man”? Do you enjoy being a father?

My favorite word in the world is “Daddy” and I hope and believe I have earned the title. Being a loving and caring parent is one of the most important and significant (ongoing) accomplishments I am imminently proud of.

Why do you care about helping other people?

I actually grow as much as the client when I engage with them. Doing this work keeps me on my toes, forcing me to challenge myself to rethink.

How clients describe Dr. Fibus

  • Different
  • Atypical
  • Devoted
  • Committed
  • Enthusiastic
  • Passionate
  • Strategic
  • Original
  • Amusing
  • Entertaining
  • Sincere
  • Genuine
  • Determined
  • Thought-provoking
  • Unconventional
  • Clever
  • Expert
  • Responsive
  • Aware
  • Perceptive
  • Understanding
  • Compassionate
  • Engaging
  • Seasoned
  • Tested
  • Experienced
  • Specialist
  • Firm
  • Ingenious
  • Efficient

I am absolutely committed to finding ways to repair a relationship. Out of a group of 100 marriage therapists, I would probably be the last to say “You guys should just file for divorce and move on”.

I believe that the fundamental reasons two people are attracted to one another and create a bond is much more sophisticated and complex than the over-simplistic rationalizations we offer, such as:
One myth about marriage is that “Most (other) people getting married are wiser, better prepared and more successful with their marriage.” Successful marriages do not come easily! Couples often give up too early and turn to the following reasons for breaking up or divorcing:
Your partner was not the only person you had the opportunity to pursue and be pursued by you. You and your partner got together because two extraordinarily sophisticated computers negotiated the match- your brain and their brain.

What types of clients do your colleagues refer to you?

My colleagues regularly refer clients seeking counseling for the following:

How do I know if this is the right time for counseling?

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, this would be a good time to consider counseling. Counseling can give you practical tools to make your life and emotions more manageable, make you feel more satisfied and help you get what you need to be happy.

I’ve had years of therapy, but my life is still a mess. What could you possibly offer that would make a difference?

My methods are based on your strengths rather than your weaknesses.

If you are committed to having a better life and getting rid of the “mess,” I believe we can break through whatever barriers may be holding you back. Many of my clients have had tremendous success through our work together, even after “giving up” on therapy.

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