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Discover How Erica & Eric “Husband & Wife Team” Heal & Grow Family Relationships

Dedicated To Helping Families Thrive With One Another

Video Sessions Anywhere In Florida or In-Person In Boca Raton

"All Families Are Wrong Because They Are Certain And Certainty Is The Enemy Of Change..."

- Salvador Minuchin


Common Issues

Families Seek Our Expert Help To Solve Problems Impacting Their Relationships

The Evolution of Family:

All families come in different sizes, dynamics, and situations. We all start life comprised of being in a family, whether that be blood relatives, adopted parents, a close-knit community, or a foster family. The family that we acquire when we are born influence every facet of our beings, from the beginning of time to our last. Our family affects who we are and who we become. We learn all of our primary skills early on, especially how we come to perceive our world around us. We also learn how to love and interact with others from these first impressionable relationships."We are all longing for belonging..."

Healthy or Dysfunctional Family Perspectives

The family is a social system where change or illness in one family member may impact the larger family dynamic. As systemic therapists, we use a family systems perspective to understand family history, communication patterns and dynamics to see the bigger picture of the presenting problem and develop strategies for long-term improvement.
If we are born into a healthy and functioning family, we are most likely to form and maintain healthy relationships. If we are born into a dysfunctional family that has difficulty connecting, that may affect our connection with others. However, these type of situations can be overcome with intentional therapeutic work. Commonly, most families deal with some sort of maladaptation at some point. Most families do strive to work as an interconnected structure to regain wholeness. 

"Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one..."

Finding Our Family's Blueprint

Family therapy with Erica and Eric will consist of working to address specific issues affecting the health and functioning of a family. We will encourage a family through a tumultuous period, a chaotic transition that may be impacting family members, or help with any mental or behavioral problems exhibited by family members. We view individual problems in the context of the larger unit, which is the family. We aim to understand and process the dynamics of the family in ways that are impacting and causing a shift in the family unit. Families are complex in that relational or behavioral patterns have existed long before they were cognizant of any issues. 

"In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, the bridge to our future..."

Parenting and Blended-Families

A blended family or step-family suffer from problems unique to their situations. We help to enhance understanding and facilitate healthy interactions between family members. There are times that differences between step-family members interfere with the way they perceive their own issues in relation to other family members.
Families who come from mixed races, cultural or religious backgrounds may struggle to get to a common ground. The goal we can help with is to get all family members to bridge the gap between one another to better understand where they have come from. 
"Family is family, whether it's one you start out with, the one you end up with, or the family you gain along the way..." 

Families are often able to overcome challenging moments and situations without the need of expert help. However, sometimes those challenges are too much for a family to deal with on their own. Example of such situations are when families are suddenly forced to deal with and adjust to: (i) newly-born or adopted children; (ii)  divorce or the remarriage of a parent; (iii) the impact of a step-parent; (iv) a family member with a sudden illness; (v) a child born into the family with "special needs" or a disability; or (vi)  communication difficulties, conflict or lack of connection between family members. Our goal is short-term therapy focused on measurable outcomes and achievable goals.


Why We're Unique

We Are A Husband/Wife Team With 2 Teenage Children Helping Other Families To Overcome Challenges & Thrive

Husband & Wife Team:

Eric and Erica are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. We have been happily married for 23+ years.  We have two teenage children, a boy and a girl, and have been through many challenges in life that often break-up couples, marriages and negatively impact family relationships. However, rather than destroy our relationship, we intentionally chose to join forces to focus of the needs of our relationship and those of our family - and not solely our individual needs - to overcome and conquer those immense difficult and overwhelming situations. As a married couple, we work together with other couples and families in our unique and innovative co-therapy format

Balanced Approach:

Our experience working with many families has confirmed our belief that family members often have concerns that working only with a male or female therapist may favor the male or female member of the family unit. We believe that people's perceptions are their reality, and that such perceptions -- regardless if objectively true or untrue -- can inhibit the development of an effective client -therapist relationship (i.e., trust, safety and comfort being vulnerable in sessions). As a husband and wife team, we intentionally ensure that our family clients feel we are fair, non-judgmental, and never "take-sides" against any family member.

Multiple Perspectives:

Families benefit from our ability to combine individual perspectives about life, marriage, relationships, children, extended families, therapeutic models and preferred interventions, into a coherent approach. Our goal is to nurture, strengthen and grow family relationship and interactions.

Our Style Is Not For Everyone:

Families may desire therapy because they are seeking quick solutions. They want to leave each session with a handout or specific "trick" that they can use when they go home. We don't believe in this "bandaid" approach to family therapy. Erica and Eric believe that simply scraping away the scab will not produce long-term lasting change in the family's interactional patterns of behavior. Rather, we focus on lifting up the rug that has covered up many issues in the family, and create a safe space for all family members to share their perspectives with the goal of creating permanent change.  If you want surface-level therapy, we aren't a good fit for you. If you want long-term lasting change, let us help you today.

Eric & Erica vs. Only 1 Therapist

It's a No-Brainer!

Pros

  • Multiple Perspectives
    In Co-Therapy, we combine our unique backgrounds and experiences to provide you with MULTIPLE perspectives & creative ideas
  • Male AND Female Licensed Therapists
    We greatly reduce and very often eliminate the risk that you or a family member will feel "ganged-up" on because of his/her gender. This neutrality helps the therapy experience. 
  • We Are a "Real" Couple With "Real" Challenges
    We've been married for 23+ years. Families often tell us how they appreciate that we can often instantly relate to their experiences and challenges since we have navigated many challenging times in our family.  
  • Minimize "Triangulation"
    This phenomenon occurs when a therapist becomes a "monkey-in-the-middle" between the couple. Co-Therapy avoids this by always refocusing the issues back on the couple

Cons

  • Single Perspective
    ONE clinician will share ONE perspective stemming from his/her own experiences. Greater chance of limited viewpoints & ideas.  
  • Male OR Female Clinician
    Greater risk that the clinician's gender may impact the ability to join with one of the family members. That can often negatively impact the therapy experience.
  • Can a Non-Couple Therapist Relate?
    The vast majority of family therapists work alone. We have had many families come to us after trying family therapy with only one therapist and telling us while they may have liked the clinician, they just didn't "get them."  
  • Increased Risk of "Triangulation"
    Working with couples is challenging. A single therapist is at great risk of being pulled into the couple's "tit-for-tat" patterns and losing the ability to have separation and perspective. 

In the single therapist experience (left image), One Therapist is the only go-between with the family members & the discussion is very limited and restricted.

Co-Therapy with Husband & Wife Team Eric & Erica (right image), allows the dialogue, analysis, and interactions are spread among all people in the room - creating a balanced, interactive and effective environment

Conclusion: Co-Therapy With Eric & Erica Is Best For All Families!

Who We Are

Experienced And Dedicated Professionals With Life Experience

Eric B. Epstein, Esq., LMFT:

ERIC is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an attorney with 25+ years experience and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. 

NON-JUDGMENTAL, empathetic and experienced therapist specializing in helping Couples, Families, Men and Professionals.  During our family's journey, we have gone through periods where family members felt overwhelmed, stuck or simply confused as to how to open-up and explore their feelings and emotions with one another. I combined my comprehensive background as a lawyer, a Family Mediator and a Licensed Therapist to help families overcome challenges, deal with ever-changing circumstances, and to create an environment for open and honest communications and healthy interactions..

Read more about Eric...

Erica H. Epstein, LMFT:

ERICA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Family Trauma Professional and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. I've earned Masters Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as in Education.

PASSIONATE, experienced and sensitive therapist specializing in working with Teenagers, Adolescents, Families, Women and Millennials.  I accept my clients where they are in life – and do not focus on changing them. It takes tremendous courage to face your fears, address your weaknesses and ask for help, guidance and compassion from another person. Allow me the honor to show you the respect you deserve, and embrace your stories and unique experiences with the goal of helping you reach your dreams, overcome difficulties, and thrive as you traverse life’s paths towards Discovering your True Destiny..

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AFFORDABLY priced private-pay session fees accommodate almost all budgets. We also offer the convenient choice of either 50-minute or 80-minute sessions at our reasonable private pay rates. 

CONTROL of the therapist-client relationship, including the number, frequency and length of sessions, are solely made by ourselves, as therapists, and you, as the couple.

CO-THERAPY with the husband/wife team of Erica and Eric is a unique experience.  Can you put a price tag on the benefit of having two therapists (husband/wife and male/female) working with you at the same time? .

Easy Process To Begin Working With Erica & Eric.

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Learn about our services and our backgrounds

Review our website to learn about our therapy and counseling services, including our unique Husband & Wife Co-Therapy Team approach to family counseling. Read our backgrounds and how we have dedicated our professional lives to helping family's overcome challenges, grow, and thrive.

Many Satisfied Clients...

Having them allows for both husband and wife to feel comfortable...

"Eric and Erica are both wonderful!! They opened my eyes up to things I never thought of before and taught me not only skills I can use in my relationship, but in life. Having them both in couples therapy allows for both husband and wife to feel comfortable and feel as if the therapy isn’t one sided. Thank you both for everything!."


Anonymous Couple

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Eric and Erica were such a blessing in our lives and helped us...

"My wife and I were having some challenges in our marriage. I started looking for some counseling or couples therapy, but felt torn between a male therapist and a female therapist. Eric and Erica were such a blessing in our lives and helped us to get our marriage and our relationship back on track. I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially couples!"

A.P. & V.P.

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Our time spent with Eric and Erica strengthened our marriage immensely...

"Eric and Erica make a superb team! To my surprise both Eric and Erica were very understanding and both brought unique insights on various issues that came up. Knowing that we had both a male and female prospective on each issue was invaluable. Our time spent with Eric and Erica strengthened our marriage immensely and we are extremely happy together."

E.A.

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Easy Process To Begin With Erica & Eric...

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Review our website to learn about our therapy and counseling services, including our unique Husband & Wife Co-Therapy Team approach to couples & marriage counseling.

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When you're ready, we will schedule a date/time for our 1st session. We offer the option of sessions in our Boca Raton office, or via secure video from the comfort of home or office. 

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Completing our Couple Questionnaire is a simple process which provides us with some basic information about you, your relationship and your views of the problems.

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Call, Text or Email Eric/Erica to learn more about how we can help you and your particular need and situation. Let us answer all of your questions and concerns about therapy.

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We will email you and your partner a link to our secure Client Portal where you will fill-out our easy to complete Intake Forms and Couple Questionnaire. 

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Congratulations!  You're now ready for our 1st session.  It's normal and okay to feel anxious or nervous. We Will Help You Discover Your Marriage's True Destiny!

Easy Process To Begin With Erica & Eric...

#1

Review our website to learn about our therapy and counseling services, including our unique Husband & Wife Co-Therapy Team approach to couples & marriage counseling.

#2

Call, Text or Email Eric/Erica to learn more about how we can help you and your particular need and situation. Let us answer all of your questions and concerns about therapy.

#3

When you're ready, we will schedule a date/time for our 1st session. We offer the option of sessions in our Boca Raton office, or via secure video from the comfort of home or office. 

#4

We will email you and your partner a link to our secure Client Portal where you will fill-out our easy to complete Intake Forms and Couple Questionnaire. 

#5

Completing our Couple Questionnaire is a simple process which provides us with some basic information about you, your relationship and your views of the problems.

#6

Congratulations!  You're now ready for our 1st session.  It's normal and okay to feel anxious or nervous. We Will Help You Discover Your Marriage's True Destiny!

Confused? Full of Questions?Don't Know Where To Start?

Let Eric & Erica Answer all of Your Questions about Our Co-Therapy Family Counseling Services