Meet Ruthie and Joel Portnoy
Before we delve into the transformative power of Imago Therapy, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Ruthie and Joel Portnoy, certified Imago Couples Therapists with decades of experience guiding couples through the journey of healing and growth.
Ruthie, an experienced Life Coach and an Advanced EFT Practitioner, has a powerful belief in the potential of most marriages and relationships to thrive with the right help. She combines her expertise in the Prepare and Enrich Programme and the Gottman ‘Sound Relationship House’ theory to empower couples and individuals to navigate stress, pain, and life’s challenges.
Joel, with over 30 years of experience as a community rabbi, brings empathy and wisdom to his role as a Strategic Intervention Relationship Coach. He believes in the power of enhanced communication, love, and connection to strengthen relationships and guides couples towards these goals as a Prepare & Enrich Facilitator.
Having been married for over 40 years, we understand firsthand the challenges and rewards of maintaining a long-term relationship. We have dedicated our professional lives to helping couples navigate their own relationships with more understanding, compassion, and resilience.
Developed by Harville Hendrix and his wife Helen, Imago Therapy takes a unique approach to couples therapy by focusing on creating a safe space where both individuals can express themselves openly. This form of therapy goes beyond simply hearing what your partner has to say. It teaches you to listen, truly listen, fostering deeper understanding and compassion.
Many of us didn’t grow up in homes where we learned how to communicate effectively or empathetically. The beauty of Imago Therapy is that it shows us it’s never too late to learn and practice new communication tools. Whether it’s being more present when your partner speaks, responding instead of reacting, or practicing empathy, these are all skills that can be honed with time and practice.
Learning to communicate effectively through Imago Therapy isn’t an overnight process. It requires commitment, patience, and an open heart. But the rewards? They’re immeasurable. Enhanced communication can lead to stronger connections, deeper understanding, and a more harmonious relationship.
Imago Therapy has helped countless couples rekindle their love and passion, and it can help you too. If you’re ready to transform the communication in your relationship, consider embarking on this journey with us. Reach out to us to learn more about how Imago Therapy can enhance the communication in your relationship. Your journey towards a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling relationship could start today.