Marriage counseling reviews from past clients and participants of our marriage therapy retreats
We’ve asked some of the participants of our marriage therapy retreats and the couples that experienced Imago therapy with Rabbi Slatkin, to please provide reviews of their marriage counseling experience.
“Thank you for working with us in such a kind, compassionate, competent manner and helping to give us hope – hope that not only can our marriage survive, but actually thrive, flourish and become healing rather than destructive.” Barb S. New York, NY
“After going through your program, I feel like a completely different person. Although we have spent years in therapy, we were still on the verge of divorce. The skills we have learned have helped us break the vicious cycle of conflict and we are actually able to enjoy each other’s company again.” H, New York
” Rabbi Slatkin, you have given us such a gift by working with us. After being ready to give up, I have new hope for our relationship. I really feel like I have a willing partner and that our marriage is worth fighting for.” M, Latin America
“My husband and I were on the verge of separating and probably divorcing. Just prior to my taking the necessary steps to make that happen, my husband asked me if I would be willing to consult with Rabbi Slatkin first. We had previously considered asking Rabbi Slatkin for help, but did not follow through, and, instead sought help elsewhere. Although, the other help we sought was useful, we found that we were at an impasse and could make no further progress.
I agreed and asked Rabbi Slatkin to schedule us for his intensive program as I thought nothing less than something INTENSIVE could possibly help us at that point. Rabbi Slatkin recognized my urgency and was very responsive, scheduling us within a few days.
I must admit that although I was willing, I was definitely not optimistic, nor was I entirely open to us working things out with each other. I was only open to the slight possibility that our marriage could continue.
However, I was convinced that Rabbi Slatkin would be providing me a safe place where I could at the very least, say what I wanted to say without fear of my husband’s reaction. I no longer felt I had anything to lose. Knowing a very little bit about Imago, I thought I might also find out some valuable things about myself whether or not my husband and I were able to work things out.
To my surprise, all three happened. I said what I wanted to say, I found out some extremely important things about myself, AND my husband and I both feel we have a good chance at marital success now that we know more information about each other and have tools to utilize to assist us in maintaining the open lines of communication in our marriage.
This was an extremely expensive solution that we could not afford to NOT do. We are both extremely grateful to have been able to take Rabbi Slatkin’s intensive program.” D, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin has done truly outstanding work in helping couples strengthen their marriages and grow together as human beings and Jews. His emphasis on honest open communication,on self-understanding, and on using the challenges of life as a springboard for personal transformation has changed many lives for the better.I enthusiastically endorse both him and his techniques.
Yitzchak A. Breitowitz, Rabbi, Woodside Synagogue, Silver Spring,Maryland.
Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin’s approach to relationship therapy is truly revolutionary. His efforts to mend damaged relationships are widely recognised and are to be commended. The members of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria benefited greatly from their recent meeting with Rabbi Slatkin, who provided valuable tips on matters such as conflict resolution and relationship counselling. His groundbreaking approach to shalom bayis is helping couples the world over and I wish him ongoing success.
Rabbi Yaakov Glasman, President, Rabbinical Council of Victoria
Rabbi Slatkin’s knowledge of Torah coupled with the Imago dialogue method have made his presentation very palatable to Jewish audiences around the world as he shows how the dialogue process fits completely into Jewish Ideology.
Aron, Melbourne, Australia
Rabbi Slatkin introduced us to an innovative method for effective communication. The real life scenarios that he role-played had us laughing out loud! His presentation was interactive, practical, and laced with good humor. Highly recommended!
Chaya, Baltimore, MD
Rabbi Slatkin’s presentation on Imago therapy was very informative and inspiring. Each couple was able to practice several different techniques that the Rabbi introduced. I particularly enjoyed the part when one couple was asked to volunteer to do a sample dialogue. It was so intriguing! My husband and I learned a lot about Imago and communication in general. We continued to use the Imago techniques after the workshop. G-d willing, we will bring Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin back to Charlotte for round 2!
Yelena, Charlotte, NC
I heard you speak three times, and I found the Imago Relationship Therapy to be both consistent with Torah Hashkafa and extremely effective in helping couples work towards Shalom Bayis. I hope that many pulpit rabbis invite you to speak to their kehillahs so that they and their mispallelim will be inspired and will benefit from the Imago Relationships Therapy.
Rabbi Yirmi Garfunkel- Melbourne, Australia
Thank you for an excellent presentation at last week’s lecture series. It was a very important and informative talk and your participation is deeply appreciated. You’ll be glad to know that the feedback has been very positive. Yasher Koach. Mrs Kraindy Klein, Mikvah.org