My Approach to Helping
(THERAPIST-COACH, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, 80% COUPLES IMPROVEMENT RATE) My dedication is to helping people make real change and achieve success in life. As both a PhD psychologist and licensed marriage & family therapist, I help both individuals and couples face a wide array of challenges. I use a multi-level approach to therapy, incorporating many techniques. My executive coaching work with business leaders has strongly influenced the way I do therapy. Clients frequently tell me that they appreciate my "coaching" approach of being more active and engaged compared to previous therapy they've encountered, rather than "just listening."
More Info About My Practice
After seeing couples change so slowly during the first 28 years of doing marriage therapy Dr. Tim McCarthy developed a new approach in 2010. His Relationship Co-Coaching challenges common beliefs that one should not have to change and that partners should always accept one another just as they are. Dr. McCarthy's approach treats the relationship as an opportunity for dynamic growth through mutual coaching.
80% IMPROVEMENT RATE FOR COUPLES
Dr. McCarthy has conducted a formal research study of the effectiveness of his new couples therapy approach showing an 80% improvement rate within the first 11 sessions. This study is to be submitted for professional journal publication in the field of marriage and family therapy.
Each partner learns to clearly identify his or her negative relationship patterns and to help one another change through mutual, respectful coaching. The approach eliminates complaining and blaming by nurturing open communication and feedback. Couples who have long struggled to break recurrent patterns of negativity and conflict can learn the skills they need for effective communication and restore love and passion.
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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY AND COACHING
Dr. McCarthy supports and challenges the individuals with whom he works. He focuses on clients taking new action in their life and stopping self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that cause unhappiness, stress, or problems relating to work, anxiety, relationships, depression, etc.
PERSONAL NOTE by Tim McCarthy, PhD
"Your relationship with your partner is the most important thing you have and it requires skill and competence just like everything else. You've probably never learned these skills because society doesn't require any knowledge or education regarding how to be successful in relationships before getting married or entering a long-term relationship. Thus, we have a very high divorce rate. If you want a happy marriage, be proactive and take an intelligent approach where you coach one another in changing negative patterns to achieve new happiness and love."
"Don't accept unhappiness. Challenge yourself to move past these obstacles and take new action. Learning new skills and eliminating self-limiting beliefs can help you overcome challenges and make changes in your life you didn't realize were possible!"
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
Dr. McCarthy's combines a "therapy" and "coaching" approach to promote the development of new tools and relationship skills to overcome barriers holding one back from attaining deeper life satisfaction.