My practice is devoted completely to Couples, Sex and Relational Therapy. This may include individuals who are not in a relationship, or individuals where only one of the partners want to attend Relational Therapy. Couples include pre marital, married, straight and Gay. All Couples experience difficulties during a committed or long term relationship. Helping Couples work to resolve conflicts, develop trust and reconnect is the most satisfying work that I do. I do this by applying relationship tools, problem solving, conflict management and role modeling communication skills so that every partner feels that they are important and a priority in the relationship and is heard. It is important to make each partner feel cared for, by learning to be responsive and engaged, without triggering the other individual.
Couples Therapy may be needed during transitional periods, such as a new marriage, contemplating divorce, a new birth, a death in the family, illness, loss of a job, relocation, or infidelity, which produces additional stress. These times call for extra support and can make the difference between feeling hopeless, and gaining solutions and options to get you through the hard times.
Sexual intimacy is so important for a healthy couple relationship. In a safe environment, we work on common sexual concerns such as erectile dysfunctions, disparity in sexual desire, pornography, hyper sexuality, fetishes and medical health issues that may affect sexuality and intimacy.
First, I will create a safe accepting space for both members of the Couple. Over the course of our sessions, I will track your emotions, explore the triggers behind them, and assign tools based on the patterns we uncover. To improve communication, I will teach you both to frame and clarify the way you respond to each other. I will be there to support you every step of your journey.
My practice consultation for couples is structured in 4 sessions. The first one is a Couple Session, the second two are confidential Individual sessions, and the fourth is a Couple session to discuss treatment options and provide feedback.
If I am working with Individuals for relationship issues, sexual intimacy or sexual dysfunction, I create a safe space to explore your sexual history and relationship history.
Together we work to gain insight into old disruptive patterns and new options to achieve the close relationship you desire.
With my 20 plus years of experience you can feel confident that I will give you the tools to help both of you, or as an individual, navigate through what ever issues you are faced with. Please call me to set up a free phone consultation.
License & Membership Organizations:
American Counseling Association,
Licensed by the Board of Marriage and Family Therapy in New Jersey,
New Jersey Licensed LPC
New York State License LMHC
Board Certified by the American Board of Psychotherapy Association,
New Jersey Counseling Association
New Jersey Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy
Mental Health Association of Morris County
AASECT: American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
SSTAR: Society for Sex Therapy and Research
Beverly Zagofsky was featured in the Real Morris Magazine’s Romance Issue “10 Ways To Keep Your Partner Happy (February 2009).
Real Morris is Morris County’s Premiere lifestyle magazine.
Please click to listen to interview on WNBRFM radio with Beverly Zagofsky about her work in Couples and Sex Therapy
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