Catch 22: Longing for Intimacy versus Fear of Vulnerability

By Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET I have been privileged to witness profound healing for thousands of individuals and couples over the last 30 years. My therapeutic style invites deep, life changing exploration so I... Read More »

Want a Fairy Tale Romance?

by Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET How about Goldilocks? (or Goldlocks if you prefer something more masculine) Remember the story? Goldilocks goes skipping off into the forest and comes upon the home of the... Read More »

Why are Relationships So Hard? or What Ever Happened to ‘Happily-Ever-After?

by Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET                   Have you noticed lately that when people talk about relationships more often than not they say things like… Singles… ... Read More »

The “Energetics” of Couples Therapy

By Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET This article can be found in the May/June, 2013 issue of Awareness Magazine.  The nonverbal energetics between partners is akin to a siren song; alluring, irresistible, yet destructive.... Read More »

The Case for Using Drugs to Enhance Our Relationships (and Our Break-Ups)

If you could take a drug to fix your relationship problems, would you? I heard Oxford ethicist Brian Earp speak about a ‘love drug’ on NPR the other evening and had to know more about... Read More »

Loving Others Begins with Loving Me

I am often reminded, whether in my work with couples or with individuals interested in creating mutually successful relationships that we must begin with Self-Love. When, as children we are not adequately attuned to or empathized with... Read More »

Follow Your Vision To an Ideal Relationship

by Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET What is your New Year’s resolution? Did that question excite you or make you cringe? It definitely makes me cringe. I have aborted so many of my well... Read More »

Resiliency… A Gift for All Seasons

by Garet Bedrosian LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”  e.e.cummings Is there another time of the year that challenges... Read More »

Want to have a Successful Relationship? Use some good ole fashion Horse Sense.

by Garet Bedrosian LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET   I have always been intrigued with horses. As a child I would watch western movies and fantasize about having adventures with my faithful equine companion. We would... Read More »

Do you love me, or do you love me not?

How do you know if someone loves you? by Garet Bedrosian, LCSW, CIRT, CBT, CET How do two people who love one another so deeply find themselves hurting one another so much? This question has... Read More »