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Hayley Hoffman, MA, LGPC

Hayley Hoffman, MA, LGPC
Hayley is a psychodynamically trained clinical counselor focusing on helping couples and individuals to live relationally and to navigate life’s terms. After obtaining a Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Northwestern University, she became a Certified ice Imago Relationship Therapist. She is currently earning certification in sex therapy for couples (CSCT). Hayley works from an empathic stance, helping clients through the process of noticing, identifying and understanding patterns of behavior that, while once useful coping mechanisms are no longer working. Together with her clients, they explore attachment meaning, past and current dynamics, and new behaviors that lead to consciously connected relationships with self and others. Hayley’s practice is rooted in “unconditional positive regard,” creating a safe haven for exploring vulnerability and change, and a spiritual approach to life’s ups and downs, drawing on the lessons she has learned in Imago Therapy, 12 step work, and psychodynamic clinical theory. Her client base is focused on adults, individuals, and couples.  Her area of focus is couples, relational difficulties, group therapy, overcoming anxiety and depression, faith/spirituality and establishing and meeting personal goals. Prior to her work at The Imago Center, Hayley worked in management with national and local businesses. Hayley completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She has more than a decade of experience with 12 Step programs. Hayley and her husband have lived in DC off and on for the last 35 years. Between them, they have 5 adult kids.
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Are You Truly Connecting with Your Partner?

Posted by Hayley Hoffman, MA, LGPC on Jul 21, 2019 11:11:00 AM
As an Imago therapist, I often see couples struggling in the area of connecting vs. communicating with each other. Communication can be very different from connecting with your loved ones if you are not in a conscious relationship.
 
In a recent conversation I had with Harville Hendrix he shared his insight on the topic. I understood Harville to say that couples come into therapy hoping to improve their communication skills when what they  really want is to improve their connecting skills.
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Topics: Healthy Relationships, Relationship Therapy, Couples Therapy, Healthy Connection, Healthy Communication, Human Connection, Imago Relationships, Relationship Vision, couples workshop, therapy

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