For the past 33 years, Dr. Fibus’ clients have been learning to take charge (control) of their emotions, relationships and lives. Known for his versatile, creative and customized approaches, Dr. Fibus catches clients doing things right and directs them to Soar With Their Strengths. Nationally recognized as a seasoned relationship expert, Dr. Fibus creates a challenging opportunity for couples to evolve themselves into the top 5% of happy, healthy and successful partnerships and marriages.
More than ever before, therapy offers a bounty of resources to help you identify and reach your goals. I can help you select the method that will be the most productive for you.
What Works Best For You?
If you’re busy we’ll find a creative way to fit your schedule whether you are interested in short-term, intensive or ongoing counseling. Therapy may be conducted in-person and by phone. If you are flying in from out of town, we will customize the length of sessions, frequency and intensity to suit your personal needs.
Individual therapy is designed to address problems such as anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, communication issues, anger management, violence, incest, divorce, bereavement and self-esteem.
Well-suited for single, committed, engaged, married, separated, divorced and widowed individuals to explore relationship issues such as communication, intimacy, sexual issues, changing needs and bad habits. Learn conflict resolution, and how to do better next time.
Helps you explore and prepare for issues that may not come up until you have been married – sometimes for years. You will learn to create a happier and healthier relationship than approximately 95% of average married couples.
Sex therapy and counseling
Available for both individuals and couples, including counseling on fertility issues.
Addresses issues of two-parent households, single-parent households, adoptions, blended families, divorce, adolescent issues, school problems and non-traditional families.
Also known as EEG Biofeedback or Neurotherapy, is a groundbreaking technique that challenges the brain to a higher level of performance. As with Dr. Fibus’s other coaching methods, Neurofeedback allows us to focus on and amplify what’s working well in your life by improving your brain function. For further information regarding neurofeedback and how it can help your situation, refer to the neurofeedback section of this website.
Counseling by Phone
Available if time or distance make in-person meetings difficult for an individual or for one or both members of a couple. Single or regular phone sessions can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. Counseling by phone can also be used for follow-up and “refresher” sessions after you’ve experienced the customized “Growing A Great Relationship Program”.
Telephone counseling is the combination of traditional, well-established psychotherapy with a modern means of communication. It can therefore offer competent help to a person who is in need of psychological help but finds it difficult to incorporate psychotherapy in his/her busy everyday life. Telephone counseling offers access to professional psychotherapy for people all over the world who may otherwise have not been inclined to take the opportunity to seek help.
Although tele-counseling is not meant to replace the conventional mode of face-to-face delivery, it is an essential and important component to improve the caliber of quality relationship coaching.
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Our Unique ApproachFor the past 33 years, Dr. Fibus’ clients have been learning to take charge (control) of their emotions, relationships and lives. Known for his versatile, creative and customized approaches, Dr. Fibus catches clients doing things right and directs them to Soar With Their Strengths. Nationally recognized as a seasoned relationship expert, Dr. Fibus creates a challenging opportunity for couples to evolve themselves into the top 5% of happy, healthy and successful partnerships and marriages. Free 10 Minute Consultation
Do you take the same approach for every individual that you work with?
Each client and couple gets a personalized program to meet their unique and distinctively individual needs.
I have had the opportunity to work with and address a broad spectrum of clients' personal challenges. Responding separately and uniquely to each of well over three-thousand cases in the last thirty years has provided me with an immense filing cabinet of subtle and effective tools to help clients grow a great relationship and thrive in marriage.
Do you just talk in session? What else do you do?
I use a variety of tactics in each session depending on the needs of my client's. We may engage in any of the following activities to help understand their struggles and reinforce positive behaviors.
- Role reversal
- Create cards to carry during week to help make progress.
- Send email, snail mail, etc. to client during the week to facilitate progress between sessions.
- Invite family and friends to a session to help clients break out of old negative patterns.
Observe interaction between client and close family and friends and nudge the relationships to evolve to a higher level.
What You Can Expect
Whichever form of counseling and coaching is best for you; there are a number of things you can anticipate.
You and your family members will be treated with respect, including respect for your human dignity and your personal values and beliefs, without regard to national origin, language, race, color, religion, ancestry, medical diagnosis, mental or physical disability, genetic information, educational background, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, economic status, or the source of payment for care. We will also honor your privacy, including the confidential treatment of all written and electronic records and the right to privacy during case discussion, consultation and treatment.
At our first meeting or conversation, I will focus on learning as much as possible about your concerns, your needs and the problems that are most urgent. I will ask questions and encourage you to provide as much detail as you can.
Each of our meetings will be a conversation. I will ask questions, make comments and offer suggestions.
The material we discuss during counseling/coaching sessions is private and will not be shared with anyone, with two exceptions:
- If you specifically request that we discuss your care with another physician or a family member.
- As required by law in the case of a criminal investigation.
There may be homework! If you are interested in making the most of your experience, I will create customized material for you to work on between sessions. Much of what we do in counseling is about action and how we act in different situations. You may be asked to be especially aware of or to take certain actions between sessions.
What We Expect
We expect you to have an intention and a commitment to get something important out of your coaching and to participate fully to that end.
We expect you to show up on time for every scheduled appointment. If you must cancel an appointment for any reason, we expect you to cancel by telephone at least 48 hours in advance.
We expect you to treat everyone in our office, including our staff and your family members, with complete respect at all times.
We expect that you will do your best to be honest in describing feelings, concerns and events.
We urge you to ask questions if you do not understand information, terms, the specifics of your coaching or what is expected of you.
Our work together requires trust. You trust that I will contribute valuable insights, customize a program that is best for you and remain committed to the process; I trust that you will be honest with me and with yourself and that you will also remain committed to the process.
"Dr. Fibus, your patience and compassion kept us in our chairs, but your skill and understanding of relationships guided us toward renewed commitment that will last a long time. We are deeply grateful for your help."
"I’ve been to a number of good therapists in my lifetime. Dr. Fibus’ approach is different than all of the others and I have gotten my best results with him."
"Dr. Fibus got us through a hard and unpleasant segment of our marriage. Despite the unpleasant aspects of the affair, we’ve learned how to address the issue and our marriage is now much stronger and healthier than before the incident."
How Do We Move Forward?
Seeking the support of a therapist (relationship expert) can sometimes seem difficult, if not overwhelming. From the minute you call Dr. Fibus’ office to the moment you walk through our office door, you will find comfort in a capable and understanding doctor whose flexibility and knowledge can help you meet your relationship goals.
Dr. Fibus and his team create an environment where comfort and privacy are at the forefront, and focus on care to facilitate growth for the couple and for the individuals who desire growth within their relationship.
Much to Gain!
Whether your troubles consist of trust, resentment, or anger management issues that seem to plague the relationship, or it involves a breakdown in communication, intimacy, or compatibility, Dr. Fibus and his team of relationship, couples, and marriage counselors can help you reframe your perceived weaknesses as potential strengths from which to move forward in the direction of your goals. Sincerity, compassion, and understanding are not what set us apart.
Any effective individual or marriage therapist will provide that. It is with honest reflection, innovation, flexibility, and knowledge of systems and how the mind, body, and spirit interact that give us proven results in couples counseling.
Albert Einstein said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
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Give your relationship the chance it deserves…with real therapy that has been proven to be effective and with someone with over thirty years of recognized experience. Better communication, increased clarity, empowerment in defining where your happiness lies, and learning how to be better to yourself and to the one you love are just the tip of the iceberg of the things you can do with proven, effective marriage and couples counseling. Call today