Heart and Meaning Psychotherapy & Coaching
Sasha Raskin, PhD Candidate, LPC. Couples and Family Therapy & Coaching Online & in Boulder, CO
Are you looking for a couples and family therapist to help you with family problems or relationship problems ?
I'm Sasha Raskin, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a coach, and I can help you create a sustainable positive change, so that your relationship can become better than it ever was. I provide life coaching for individuals, couples coaching, couples therapy, couples intensives, and family therapy in Boulder, Colorado or via video online coaching, drawing from over ten years of clinical and coaching experience.
My combination of training at the Doctoral program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University (coursework), PhD in progress in Counseling Education and Supervision at Lindsey Wilson College, Contemplative Counseling Master's program at Naropa University, Marriage and Family training at the Denver Family Institute, Gottman Couples Therapy training, Emotional Focused Couples Therapy training, Coaching programs at Adler Institute and with Tony Robbins, and more, allow me to help you feel good again about the people in your life!
And most importantly, together we will work on creating actual positive changes, beyond just a temporary relief from talking about it!
I specialize in the following areas:
Are you looking for a fast and efficient way of improving the quality of your romantic relationship?
You will learn and practice new ways of communicating with each other and responding to each other’s needs in real-time, from the comfort of your home, via online coaching video calls.
You will get access to all the tools you will ever need to navigate conflict and improve intimacy and friendship. This work will help you feel seen, loved, and respected by your partner, and will show you how to help your partner feel the same as well.
I get it. You’re stuck. You’re really worried about your relationship and thinking about couples therapy, but afraid that months of couples therapy once a week might be too slow for you. You’re also busy and navigating scheduling every week is difficult.
One great solution is a weekend couples intensive retreat, where we do together deep work for 10 hours, over the course of 3 days. This is an accelerated program that will take you on a journey of self and mutual discovery, in order to truly understand the core of the problems in your relationship. We will work on resolving the relationship problems in real time in couples therapy during the weekend.
Do you feel that your relationship is going downhill?
Are you stuck in the same arguments that never end?
Do you miss the good old days of the beginning of your relationship?
You will learn new ways of soothing each other and responding to each other’s needs. You will practice proven ways of communication that are respectful and clear. You will learn how to move through disagreements, really listen to what the other is saying, and know that you have been heard. We will pinpoint destructive narratives, and build positive narratives of relationship. Feeling understood and cared for is a vital part of our work together.
Do you feel like your family life is a constant struggle?
Are you stressed and worried about one or more of your family members?
Working together in family therapy, we get underneath the surface behaviors. We find points of common interest to shift family members into a place of curiosity. From here we can go deeper into the problems as they manifest in your family, and explore the difficult issues that form the barriers preventing trust and understanding. We learn how to communicate effectively as a family unit, to state and meet each other’s needs, create healthy boundaries, promote trust and go beyond the fears creating the barriers that create disconnection among family members
Have you been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD? Are you undiagnosed, but suspect you might have ADD/ADHD?
Is your life in a holding pattern because of your trouble with focus, time management, and task completion?
Confusion, shame, loneliness and enormous frustration can develop from feeling like you can’t do what’s expected of you - or accomplish what you want so badly to accomplish - while others seem to be hitting milestones, promotions, and wracking up degrees. Every person with ADD/ADHD is unique, and has unique gifts because of their ADD/ADHD. Don’t suffer from it anymore- thrive with it! I’d love to show you how.
Sasha is a warm and caring professional who is capable of developing connections that make the sessions feel safe and easy. I have been very fortunate to have found him. Thanks Sasha!
Knowledgeable, compassionate, resourceful counseling that provides practical tools for tackling everyday issues and larger crises.
Sasha is warm, caring, open and smart. He has the ability to both comfort and validate and also challenge you. He creates a safe environment for you to explore your potential and to create new meaning and perspectives in your life.
K. S. D
I went to Sasha because I suspected I had ADD. I was feeling overwhelmed, stuck on small issues, and dissatisfied with what I was accomplishing. Sasha was very easy to talk to, and he gave me small achievable goals. After the first session, I was more effectively managing one corner of my life. Sasha continued to help me explore what was getting in my way, suggested ways to address my focus issues, and gave me goals to help me move forward. After five sessions I was working steadily on three big personal projects, one of which I had only intermittently been tackling, and two of which I had procrastinated on for nearly a year. Not only am I accomplishing more, I feel I'm getting more control over my life, and as a byproduct I'm developing a more positive outlook about myself and what I can accomplish.
After my first session with Sasha, I felt seeds of motivation being planted. After the second session, I felt more clarity and insight in regards to the blocks that are getting in the way of spreading myself and my business. After the third session, I had a list of actions to take home and actually apply. There is a level of compassion along with deep listening that I experience Sasha embodying when we work together. It's infectious to me and motivates me to embody my own power and clarity when moving into the unknown.
He holds me accountable and asks the correct questions. He gets to the heart of the issue in record time!
PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision, in progress
Lindsey Wilson College
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT). Selected coursework
Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Denver Family Institute
MA - Contemplative Counseling Psychology
Gottman Couples Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy - Couples Therapy
Certificate in Motivational Interviewing
Adlerian Life Coaching
BA - Psychology
The Open University of Israel
Do you need an environment where your difficulties will be honored and accepted, and at the same time, you will be creating real changes?
You will find more emotional stability, learn new tools to bring into relationships, and increase your ability to thrive through the ups and downs of life.
Many clients learn to love themselves in a new way and experience this through increased self esteem, self acceptance, and improved relationships with others.
Live your life with less reactivity, experience more peace, and engage with the world with more confidence, happiness and balance.
Our work will help you live your life according to your true values and priorities which can help break through difficult thought patterns and confusion.
This is how we work together: We explore the past with a direct focus on how we can make changes in the present. Together we learn how your mind, emotions, feelings, and body work together, allowing us to practice new ways of being in the world. I utilize research-based methods and practices including mindfulness-based techniques, cognitive-behavioral modalities, psycho-education, and strengths-based therapy that allow you to engage new belief structures, thought patterns, and behaviors.
From the blog
Geography and time is no obstacle.
We work with your schedule
either in person or via a video call or phone.
Office in Boulder
If meeting face to face is important for you, we will be meeting in my office in Boulder, CO.
BOULDER OFFICE: 5353 Manhattan Circle #102, Boulder, CO
Start the change now.
Contact me to schedule a 20 minutes free consult!