Dr. Barbara Fontana, PhD
 
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Barbara Fontana, Ph.D
45 Route 25A
Shoreham, NY 11786
Ph: 631-821-1880

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Barbara Fontana, PhD - Psychologist & Imago Relationship Therapist
Suffolk County, Long Island, New York - Couples Therapy

"Helping people better understand themselves
and their relationships."

Yes, I am offering appointments using telehealth video-conferencing during the current pandemic

Welcome...

As a psychologist practicing in the Shoreham Wading River area for over thirty years, Ive seen couples from many towns in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. I provide marital therapy and couples counseling. I use Imago Relationship Therapy in my work with couples and am a certified Imago Advanced Clinician.

Every day I see couples who feel they have "grown apart;" that their partner no longer seems to care; that they've lost that "in love" feeling. Every day I see couples who re-connect with their partner; who feel loved and cared about again; who feel really heard and understood because they are learning in couples counseling how to heal and grow their relationship. I urge you to seek help for your relationship. There is hope if two people are willing to work at making their relationship better. You will find some helpful ideas through my "Tips of the Week."

I hope my website will give you some useful information and help you decide if you would like to make an appointment with me. If you have additional questions, please feel free to call me at the number listed to the left.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dr. Barbara Fontana, PhD

Tip of the Week for Couples...

Many people use relationship exits to "leave the relationship." Dr. Harville Hendrix, founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, defines an exit as "any activity, thought, or feeling that decreases or avoids emotional or physical contact with your partner (i.e. intimacy)." Exits slowly but surely kill a relationship. Some examples are: being absorbed in a book, disappearing into the garage, falling asleep on the couch, playing with the kids, too many evenings working late, being wedded to your phone, watching television, four scotches a night, refusing to talk, shopping, refusing to make love, avoiding eye contact. Work on slowly closing your exits to increase the intimacy between you and your partner/spouse.

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Psychologist Shoreham, Long Island | (631) 821-1880