Imago Relationship Therapy

Imago relationship therapy, developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt, focuses on collaboratively healing childhood wounds couples share. Imago takes a relationship approach, rather than an individual approach, to problem solving in a marriage. Imago is founded on the belief that there is often a connection between the frustrations experienced in adult relationships and early childhood experiences. By exploring and creating an understanding for each other’s feelings and “childhood wounds”, you can begin to heal yourself and your relationship, and move toward a more conscious partnership. Think this approach might work for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s imago relationship therapy experts today.

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I engage in IMAGO relationship therapy often with couples to help them connect, attach, and communicate more effectively.

— Samantha Tenner, Therapist in Denver, CO

This is a specific kind of relationship therapy that is designed to help conflict within relationships. We learn about the individual's own past wounds and how it maybe affecting their parter/relationship. Through this process we learn about personal triggers that are impacting the relationship.

— Fatemah Dhirani, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I've seen the positive difference Imago makes for couples. It not only helps couples learn to communicate in a very helpful way, it also leads and teaches them to be curious, rather than reactive, about their areas of growth. They learn how conflict helps them develop deeper compassion and empathy in their relationship.

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

Having a partner who REALLY listens to you can make the difference in whether a disagreement becomes a fight. We'll use techniques developed by the Harville and Helen Hendrix to improve communication, which includes listening to really understand, rather than just waiting to fire back a rebuttal.

— Kathryn Gates, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

Imago relationship therapy (IRT) aims to equip couples with the tools necessary to relate to each other in healthier ways and reveal the emotional pathway formed in childhood that led them to their current situation. This form of therapy combines spiritual and behavioral techniques with Western psychological methodologies in order to assist couples in unveiling their unconscious components.

— David Yellen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in brooklyn, NY

I work with couples using the couples dialogue, helping them to feel heard and understood, with the goal of engaging in healthy conflict and having a strengthened relationship.

— Candice N. Crowley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

Imago Therapy provides you with skills to mirror, validate, and empathize with your partner and building effective communication.

— Cassandra Hesse, Counselor in Austin, TX

I am a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and on the academic faculty of Imago Relationships International. I have written or edited three book on IRT and numerous peer-reviewed articles. I have personally trained with IRT founder Harville Hendrix and Dr. Hendrix and I have several co-authored articles.

— Wade Luquet, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Wales, PA

I help couples heal the wounds that they have been projecting on to their partners to restore harmony in the relationship. I also facilitate the Imago Dialogue for healthy communication.

— Lauren Pichard, Psychologist in Oceanside, CA

Imago Relationship Therapy provides couples and families with a safe structure to co-create a healthy, loving and mature relationship where all parties feel heard and understood. Imago is unique in several ways; it provides a dialogical process that you will continually use to connect and heal.

— Thavone Huinil, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Rapids, MI

For couples who are committed to staying together and need help working on their relationship, I help them see patterns that are not working. There is no blame game and I don’t take sides. I am on the side of the relationship. We identify the pattern (which may include family history patterns such as alcoholism, abuse, lack of emotions, etc.), break the pattern, and create new, preferred ways of interacting and communicating.

— Kim Lennon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redlands, CA

A specialty that I offer is working with couples utilizing Imago Relationship Therapy. I offer hour and a half long sessions for 150$ via tele-health. Imago relationship therapy offers couples a new beginning, a way to connect, restore safety, end conflict, and helps couples understand their purpose in this cosmic journey together. Imago Relationship Therapy utilizes dialogues in order to help clients move from the power-struggle stage of their relationship toward a conscious partnership.

— Natalya Sivashov, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I have attended numerous conferences and talks by Harville Hendrix / Helen Lakelly Hunt on "Imago" Relationship Therapy

— Ciara Braun, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, MI

Imago therapy is for couples at any stage in their relationship. The primary work of an Imago therapist is to help support both partners in their efforts to understand each other’s needs and to restore the connection lost in their relationship by teaching the Imago Dialogue. These skills are then taken outside of therapy as the couple adapts and benefits from what they have learned, which helps them to heal themselves and their relationship.

— Dr. Sarah Mandel, Psychotherapist in Mountainside, NJ