As a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience, I bring something unique to the world of date coaching. My education and professional work have focused on development, relationships, and how we make - and maintain - healthy intimate connections. Add to the mix a wealth of life experience (I've been here, too. I met my fiance online in my 50s!), and I'll help you get rid of the habits and patterns that are keeping you single.
In the last 25 years, there has been a huge amount of brain research in the areas of love, romance, happiness, overcoming early life traumas, and the ability to literally rewire your brain to achieve greater self-love and relationship security. Two of the most important lenses that I look through are Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment; that is, our relationship style with romantic partners, and how we transform - and are transformed by - our interactions with others. What might sound like cold, hard science actually translates into being better able to choose what you want for your life - and from your life - and to go after it.
Working with me will help you hone the skills you need to attract and date the right men, along with a strong understanding of who you are on the inside. It's that combination that lets you embrace a deeply personal, intimate connection when the right love interest comes to your life. That said, we are usually the last ones to recognize who is best for us. Think about it this way, "Is the person that I want different from the person who is right for me?"
You might be asking yourself, "How can Dr. Sue Mandel find the right person for me? I've gone on hundreds of dates and nothing has worked!" Well, having been in the dating world for many years myself--and finding the love of my life after 50-- I get it.
On my site you'll find an exciting menu of date coaching services. So what I can tell you is that the question isn't, "where do I find love?" but "how do I find love?" and together we can find that answer quickly.
So, while I bring my education and experience as a therapist to date coaching, in this role the work is more directive, and we're looking forward. We're going to take a look at your dating history and see what's worked and what's gone wrong (maybe horribly wrong). From there we can use my vast array of tools and techniques to help get you ready to meet some very special dates.
This in not therapy, but I have the advantage of having helped people for over 30 years break through their barriers to finding, keeping, and appreciating the love in their lives.
This is the "Dr. Sue difference".