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Marriage & Relationship Counseling/ Coaching [Dr. Ma'ayan Greenbaum]

Livingston, New Jersey, Essex

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Marriage & Relationship Counseling/ Coaching  [Dr. Ma'ayan Greenbaum] logo
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Marriage & Relationship Counseling/ Coaching [Dr. Ma'ayan Greenbaum]

Livingston, New Jersey, Essex

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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GUIDING COUPLES TO CULTIVATE CONNECTION

Do you feel “out of sync” with your partner?

The stressors in our lives and small infractions can stack up like bricks, building a wall between ourselves and those we love. The higher the wall, the more intimidating it is to tackle.

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Nichole Causey

10 August 2018

Ma'ayan was gentle and asked all the right questions and truly gave me great words to label my emotions and feelings I was struggling to express but so desperately needed to. I am grateful she was so present, tender and reflective because it really helped me to create awareness in myself, our marriage and implement changes when I personally feel triggered, so that my emotions don't continue to impact our marriage for the worse; but do the opposite - bring us together in connection. More...

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I’m passionate about working with mindful parents who are ready to turn their limiting-patterns and setbacks into opportunities for growth. One of my biggest joys is guiding couples to transform relationship conflict into deeper connection, so they can feel truly loved and raise resilient families.

I am a licensed psychologist with 15 years experience specializing in couples therapy, sex therapy and health psychology. In addition to serving my clients, I’ve taught in the Master’s program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, been a member of the medical staff at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and presented at professional conferences. I enjoy collaborating with urologists, ob/gyns, pelvic floor physical therapists, reproductive endocrinologists and other psychologists.

Additionally, I offer workshops to professional and general audiences on the topics of relationships, intimacy, the transition to parenthood, and sexuality. Recently, I’ve been interviewed as a guest expert on several popular podcasts and online programs for parents.

While parenting a child (or several children) is a wondrous and joyful privilege, parenting is also messy and stressful and it’s guaranteed to challenge you and your marriage like nothing else.

If you’ve ever doubted whether you are in the right relationship and if you can ever feel the passion you once did for your partner again, you are not alone. Up to 75% of couples I’ve worked with have shared they’ve felt this way at some point on their parenting journey.

At the same time, parenting gives us incredible opportunities to usher in our own development, while we raise our children.

The birth of my own children and the exhaustion that followed forced me to struggle with my expectations of myself and my marriage in ways I could have never imagined.

We went for 2 years without sleeping longer than 75-minute stretches at a time & it wasn’t unusual for us to wake up between 10-20 times per night for years, no matter what we did to try to help our children get the sleep they needed. I found myself feeling helpless, irritable, easily triggered and reactive, despite my best intentions.

I was disappointed & frustrated with myself and felt disconnected in my own marriage, even though I was in the relationship of my dreams with a man I dearly love.

Can you relate?

Nothing prepared me for the depths of joy, desperation, sleep deprivation and unpredictability I experienced while caring for two (very precious) young children and managing my other responsibilities at home and at work.

I was determined to get back to feeling grounded within myself and connected in my marriage. I was eventually able to prioritize my self-care and find the keys to bonding with my partner again, by drawing on my own experience and the support of my incredible mentors.

I knew this could be profoundly helpful for other couples during a season when children need so much, yet parents are usually overburdened.

So over the past 6 years, I developed a step-by-step framework (the 4 Pillars of Conscious Love) which lay the foundation for my signature program ‘Sync Your Hearts’ - a coaching program for couples ready to transform painful conflict into heart-awakening, unshakeable connection.

It’s been meaningful beyond words to witness the transformations my clients have created in their marriages; especially the positive impact that a sense of belonging and feeling loved brings to their confidence, parenting, creativity and ability to enjoy their day-to-day lives.

In my work with clients, I draw from relational and body-oriented therapies, which recognize the unity of our psychological-and-bodily-selves and the multiplicity of our experiences in any given moment. These perspectives honor the truths in our bodies and value the importance of moving into intuitive awareness.

I’m deeply committed to helping you reclaim your birthright - to enjoy the richness of living in a body that’s fully alive, and the gifts of genuine human contact and touch.

I embrace the basic premise that our early relationships with our caregivers give rise to enduring psychological “blueprints” that continue to guide us in our adult relationships. Moreover, our early relationship experiences collectively function as a frame-of-reference, organizing and imbuing our experiences with meanings throughout our lives.

This is my mission: guiding parents back to connection so that they can model healthy relationships for their children, who will grow up to imitate them. This work goes far beyond the couple, breaking down layers of generational trauma and creating impact at the community level.

I am open to opportunities for collaboration and contribution. Please email me at clientcare@syncyourhearts.com with any inquiries.

Services

See a full list of my therapy services at https://www.maayangreenbaum.com/services

Learn more about my Sync Your Hearts program for overstressed couples ready to re-ignite the love in their marriage (even while raising a family) at https://www.maayangreenbaum.com/sync-your-hearts