Rita Dumas, LMFT, PhD
My Approach to Helping
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My Approach to Helping


My Approach to Helping

I specialize in working with couples that are dealing with conflict in communication, ongoing disagreements/ arguments, and extra-marital affairs or infidelity. In a collaborative environment, I help couples identify what went wrong and what issues continue to create the chaos, pain and gridlock in the relationship. Incorporating proven research approaches, such as Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and Emotional Focused Couples Therapy, I work with couples to created a relationship that is build on admiration, intimacy, improved communication skills and effective problem-solving.

In addition, I provide direct and interactive therapy for individuals to safely identify life challenges and obstacles that interfere with happiness and the achievement of personal and interpersonal goals. I will work diligently with you in a therapeutic manner that is appropriate to your individual needs so that you can experience a sense of self-acceptance, emotional wellness, and empowerment.

I offer short and long term models of therapy to address relational issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, and assertiveness training. I invite you to call to begin the passage to a more enriching and fulfilling quality of life and relationships.