Stuart Fensterheim: I am licensed as a social worker through the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health. Throughout the years, I have worked in many acute care settings as a medical social worker, a trauma social worker, and a director of social services. I also have experience as an outpatient therapist at various mental health clinics and I am contributor to the Huffington Post.
I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland in 1985, where I specialized in individual and family counseling. I have over 30 years of experience working with couples programs. I believe that family is the number one priority in life.
As the child of divorced parents, I’ve witnessed firsthand the pain and anguish that couples endure when they’re stuck in a relationship that’s not working. Your home is the place where you should feel valued, important and loved for who you are. If you’re stuck in a situation where you’re feeling isolated and alone, the yearning to reach out to the person you love most and not feeling as though it’s possible can be the deepest pain you’ve ever experienced. I’ve dedicated my career to helping couples and families.
My goal is to be a resource for couples to enable them to have the closest connection possible to their partners and children. If I can help people to avoid that pain, my mission is accomplished. If you’re already in the midst of relationship troubles, I want to help you find your way back to a place where your sense of self and your identity are strong and healthy and your home is that place of love and security for the entire family.
Stuart has been featured as an expert in Scottsdale , AZ on 12news.com: http://www.12news.com/news/local/outreach/healthcheck/expert-smartphones-ruining-relationships- phubbing-to-blame/384741330 and is a contributor to Huffpost and Good Therapy.
Stuart also hosts a regular website blog at http://www.thecouplesexperts.com