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Chris Checke – Shame

Chris is a licensed psychotherapist working with clients throughout South Florida. He has worked in behavioral healthcare for nearly 20 years. He currently maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale and consults with several non-profit organizations across the region. He has presented workshops on relationships, parenting, shame, and addiction. In his practice, Chris specializes in a number of areas, including relationships, codependency, trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and addictions. He also offers executive coaching services to individual clients, small business owners, and corporate leadership. His professional experience also includes clinical supervision, program management and development, grant administration, contract management, college-level teaching, substance abuse prevention, public policy, advocacy, and training.

Couples Counseling Coral SpringsChris received a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Tampa; a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling and from Nova Southeastern University; and, an M.B.A. in Health Services Administration, also from Nova Southeastern University. Chris is a Board Certified Professional Counselor; a National Certified Counselor; a Master Addiction Counselor; a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Certified Addictions Professional. He is also a Qualified Supervisor for Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns for the State of Florida. Chris has also completed the Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

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Ariel Heyliger St. Fleur – The Importance of Friendship in Relationships

Ariel was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands and has called Florida home for several years. Her upbringing has given her a unique outlook on life and relationships. She finds passion in helping others live their best lives and believes that restoration and transformation are real.

Her background in Mental Health, Clinical Sexology, and Human Resources affords her the unique opportunity of synthesizing and integrating her professional experience using best practices and evidence based treatment from the different backgrounds to provide added value to her clients.Couples Counseling Coral Springs

Ariel is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, American Board of Christian Sex Therapists and the Society for Human Resources Management.

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Ron Osborne-Williams – Domestic Violence (DV) is more about the D than the V

Ron C. Osborne-Williams is the Education and Prevention manager at Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County, with a mission: To stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. He provides education and professional trainings on domestic violence and related topics in Broward County and surrounding county of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade in the community.

Counseling Couples Coral Springs Ron Osborne-Williams

Additionally, Ron is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (RMFTI) with Gerena & Associates, holds professional teaching credentials in Pennsylvania and Florida, and utilizes a client-centered and strength-based approach to coaching/counseling (play therapy, group, individual, couples, and family) and training consultation. One of his most valuable experiences was serving three years as a Special Education Volunteer for the United States Peace Corps, where he was responsible for building special education programs for children in need for St. Lucia’s Ministry of Education in the West Indies.

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Kate Campbell, PhD, LMFT – How to Rebuild Trust After Betrayal

Kate Campbell, PhD, LMFT is the Present and Founder of Bayview Therapeutic Services, a multidisciplinary private practice located in east Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is passionate about transforming the world one relationship at a time by inspiring individuals and couples to live happier, more fulfilled lives. As a relationship expert in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Dr. Kate has been working with couples for over 12+ years. She utilizes a collaborative, strength-based, and integrative approach informed by Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Dr. Kate helps individuals and couples who are struggling with relationship concerns such as: lack of intimacy; different communication or conflict management styles; infidelity, trust issues, and affair recovery; and co-dependence. She also works with couples struggling with infertility and expectant parents helping them prepare for a successful transition to parenthood.

Couples Counseling Coral SpringsDr. Kate is co-owner of K2 Visionaries, a personal and professional development company and The Private Practice Startup inspiring mental health professionals in private practice on their journey from startup to mastery. She was an adjunct professor in the Family Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University and Past President of the Broward Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, she is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor and Florida Qualified Supervisor for Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Interns. For more information about Dr. Kate or to set up a complimentary consultation, please visit her websites or

You can watch our episode of The Couples Corner with Dr. Kate Campbell below!



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Dr. Olivia Schlapfer Colmer – Infidelity

Dr. Olivia Schlapfer Colmer is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Florida. Her private practice is located in central Miami where she specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. Dr. Olivia Schlapfer Colmer is passionate about working with couples and is currently becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).
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Her therapeutic approach is interactive, strength based, compassionate and solution oriented. Dr. Olivia Schlapfer Colmer is Swiss-American and speaks fluent English, German and Swiss-German. For more information, visit

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Susanne Mealer – The Impact of Trauma on Relationships

Susanne R. Mealer, LCSW, CHT is a licensed psychotherapist, trauma expert and certified clinical hypnotherapist. Susanne is in private practice in Davie, Florida and owner of South FL Center for Growth & Healing where she primarily works with clients who are suffering from symptoms related to trauma, PTSD, dissociation (including dissociative identity disorder or DID), physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and spiritual abuse, loss, anxiety, depression and issues related to first responders and military.

The Couples Corner Trauma RelationshipsIn addition, Susanne holds advanced and trainer certifications in Rapid Reduction Technique® and Incorporation Therapy, she is a clinical supervisor, best-selling author, international speaker and presenter and proud volunteer with Give an Hour to Veterans and their families.

Susanne independently immigrated from Denmark to the United States at the age of 20. Her choice of specialties has been influenced by her own personal experiences and also by her role as spouse of a law enforcement officer. When she is not working, Susanne spends her time with their two rambunctious and energetic dogs and she is an avid runner and workout enthusiast.

You can watch Susanne’s interview on The Couples Corner below!



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Luna Medina-Wolf – Loving Someone with Addiction

Luna Medina-Wolf is a licensed mental health counselor, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Master Certified Addiction Professional. She completed her B.A. in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University and continued there in receiving Dual Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling. Luna is fluent in English, Spanish and Hebrew. Luna continues her professional development with the American Counseling Association, American Mental Health Counselors Association, American Psychology Association, and Florida Counseling Association in order to bring the best and most current practices to her clients.

The Couples Corner Counseling AddictionLuna has a strong background in working with individuals who are struggling with substance abuse, who have experienced trauma, and those with disabilities. Luna enjoys helping clients both in an individual and in a group setting. Luna’s approach to counseling pulls from several theories. She incorporates motivational approaches, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as solution focus and positive psychology. Luna believes that change is possible and that each client has the power and can learn the skills needed to better their lives.

Check out Luna’s interview on The Couples Corner below!




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Maria Davis-Pierre – Multicultural Couples

Maria Davis-Pierre is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who owns her own practice Day by Day Therapeutic Services in Boynton Beach, FL. Maria has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and couples dealing with issues of grief and loss. Maria also specializes in multicultural couples and family therapy.

Couples Counseling Coral SpringsMaria’s general philosophy of counseling is that each individual has a life journey, where no two journeys are the same. And that we each have our own path that we travel. Maria uses a strength’s based approach to provide support and feedback to help clients in developing solutions that are needed to make the change they want in their lives. Maria graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Maria is currently working on her Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Nova.

Watch Maria Davis-Pierre discuss multicultural couples in the video below!




Couples Corner Chris Bruce Divorce

Christopher Bruce – Creating Your Ideal Life After Divorce

Christopher R. Bruce is a divorce lawyer and appellate lawyer for divorce cases and has been for nearly all of his legal career. His practice is predominately limited to representing his South Florida clients in divorce and child custody matters. He is the author of The Best Divorce, a book explaining common-sense strategies for resolving divorce matters on fair terms, as soon as possible.

Couples Corner Chris Bruce DivorceChris has long enjoyed the pleasure of practicing in partnership with Matthew S. Nugent and Adam M. Zborowski. Their law firm, Nugent Zborowski & Bruce, is a four lawyer firm located in North Palm Beach, Florida, with a practice limited to representing clients in divorce and child custody cases.

Chris is a native of Palm Beach County, Florida, and a graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High School. Outside of the office, and spending time with his family, his passion is saltwater fishing and marine conservation. Chris enjoys participating in South Florida billfish tournaments and being part of the Florida Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.



Check out Chris’s episode of The Couples Corner below!

Couples Corner Jason Wasser

Couples Corner: Are You Allergic to Your Partner?

Show Notes:

  • Are You Allergic to Your Partner? We’re not talking about sneezes!
  • Stress patterns within individuals who are in relationships

Hey Couples, Meet Jason Wasser!

Couples Corner Jason Wasser

Jason Wasser has an extensive background in working with youth and adults from all walks of life. His positions have included serving as a Student Life Coordinator at Princeton University, providing counseling services for the special needs population and their families through the Florida Medicaid Waiver program, and directing non-profit community educational and recreational programming. Over the years, Jason has been to speak at college campuses, retreats, and educational programs on topics including: spirituality, relationships, meditation/self-hypnosis, and group leadership. He has consulted with professional athletes including those in Major League Baseball (MLB), National Basketball Association (NBA) and the US Tennis Association, as well as with talent in the television and music industry. Jason also provides a variety of other therapeutic services including life and executive coaching for the general population.

Mr. Wasser graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Masters Degree in Marital & Family Therapy and a certificate in Sports & Fitness Psychology from California State University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), and Certified Hypnotherapist. Mr. Wasser is also a Certified Neuro- Emotional Technique (NET) practitioner, Certified Pre-Marital Counseling Provider for Dade and Broward counties and Florida Qualified Supervisor for Registered MFT and MHC Interns. As a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, he is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and has served as a past Board Member for the Broward Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.

Mr. Wasser works with children, couples, individuals and families and is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Family Room Psychotherapy Associates.

Watch our interview with Jason below!