As a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience, I bring something unique to the world of date coaching. My background is both traditional and academic, but also includes a wealth of life experience that has helped me develop just the right approach to finding your relationship happiness.
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 to help my clients are Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment. What might sound like cold, hard science actually translates into personal changes based on knowledge; an opportunity for increased joy, dating/relationship success, better health and well-being in all areas of life.
Working with me will help you hone the skills you need in order to have a great dating life and 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 bringing the best information from the scientific literature on relationships, happiness, personal development, and romantic love to our work. This is the "Dr. Sue difference".