What sets Couples Empowerment apart from other Los-Angeles therapists and LA therapy clinics?

At Couples Empowerment, we employ a dynamic fusion of strength-based methodologies that propel our clients toward their success, healing, and well-being. Individuals and couples who seek our services at times experience transformational outcomes in as little as 10 weeks. Our intensive and focused approach is a blend of cognitive integrative psychology, hypnotherapy, and neurolinguistics (NLP). When applied within the context of couples therapy and marriage counseling, our structured and tested methodology generates enduring positive changes. The reports from our clients consistently underscore outstanding results and high levels of satisfaction upon completing our program.

We encourage you to explore our Testimonials section to gain firsthand insights, and we extend an invitation to text or call for a complimentary phone consultation. 

What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming or Neurolinguistics (NLP)?

NLP, or Neuro Linguistic Programming, constitutes a methodological framework centered around the strategic use of language and imagery to reach the deeper layers of our Mind, fostering profound and rapid change in our experience. A significant portion of what we might term our "baggage" resides in the form of unresolved negative emotions and limiting beliefs in our Unconscious Mind. NLP, in essence, furnishes us with a master key to unlock our psyche, release unresolved negative emotions and shift limiting beliefs. By altering our mental and emotional patterns, NLP facilitates a radical shift in our life circumstances and results

How can I obtain services if I am a resident of California, but live far from Los Angeles?

Online therapy with Dr. Harel is available throughout the state of California, and online NLP coaching is available worldwide. 

How does therapy work?

At Couples Empowerment, we have crafted an innovative therapeutic approach comprising 3 dynamic Power-Steps (ARC), designed to create rapid and profound transformation in the lives of our clients:

Awareness: This first Power-Step is dedicated to an evaluative process tailored to foster insight into the specific circumstances that have brought you to us. Our objective is to identify past and present life-patterns as well as the causes of current challenges. It is within this phase that we delineate therapy goals. The Awareness Power-Step is here to identify both the problem and the best solution.

Release: The second Power-Step in couples therapy and marriage counseling utilizes the potency of NLP to facilitate the release of emotional and mental baggage through guided imagery and elements of hypnotherapy.

Co-Creating: As the third and concluding Power-Step, the Co-Creating phase is structured to equip clients with new relational tools and skills. Here, we craft a clear and vivid vision of your desired future and set the trajectory of continued growth and success following the completion of therapy. 

These three Power-Steps are our unique therapeutic approach, facilitating a journey of empowerment and transformation. We are here to empower you to create the life and love you desire.

How fast will I see the results?

Although clients come with different individual and relationship challenges and actual therapy progress may vary, we expect individual clients to see significant change within 2 months of weekly sessions, and couples are expected to experience significant results after the first 3 months of weekly work together.

Does Couples Empowerment accept insurance?

Couples Empowerment Clinic is a fee-for-service clinic. The fee is paid at the time of the provided service and is the responsibility of our clients. Our services may be partially covered by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. In this case, we will provide you with the necessary documentation to bull your carrier. 

What about medication vs. psychotherapy?

A lasting resolution for mental and emotional challenges, and the pain they entail, extends beyond the realm of psychotropic medication alone. Rather than merely alleviating symptoms, therapy delves into the core sources of our distress and the behavior patterns that hinder our progress. Our goal is an enhanced and sustained sense of well-being. By collaborating with your medical doctor, you can chart the ideal path forward for you. In specific scenarios, a balanced blend of both therapy and medication is the most fitting way to proceed.

Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?

All our discussions during the sessions will be held in the strictest confidence. Confidentiality is a cornerstone of our psychotherapy, fostering trust within our therapeutic relationship and facilitating healing. The discretion to share your confidential information with third parties, such as family members, physicians, psychiatrists, or lawyers, is solely yours to grant. However, there are specific circumstances in which confidentiality will become a secondary consideration. These instances are referred to as "the limits of confidentiality" and are established by law. Both state regulations and professional ethical standards mandate therapists to maintain confidentiality unless the following applies:

- You disclose instances involving suspected past or current abuse or neglect of children or the elderly. Should such information surface in our sessions, I am legally obligated to report it to appropriate authorities, which may include Child Protection Services and Law Enforcement.

- There is a valid reason to believe that the client is at significant risk of self-harm or poses a threat to harm another individual. In this case, steps will be taken to secure the safety of the client as well as public safety.




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