Donald Pfouts & Associates
Fallston, MD 21047
The Relationship Doctor
Our Focus is on Renewing, Rebuilding, and Restoring Relationships
Support for Individuals, Couples, & Families
For those who are single or find themselves single again, you will learn how to develop healthy and lasting relationships while avoiding the common pitfalls often associated with sharing life with another person. It can be of great opportunity to first learn who it is that you are really looking for in life.
Have difficulty communicating with your partner? Are you feeling isolated or maybe not loved or cared about? When a relationship begins to erode it’s easy to feel unappreciated and unloved. But it often happens because we’ve never been taught how to develop a successful relationship; or one that will last. You will be able to learn those skills here.
Family life presents a number of challenges for each member of the family while trying to maintain busy schedules that leave little room for connecting with each other. It can result in a person getting lost in the shuffle. Then someone or several people can feel invisible, slighted, or even rebellious which causes disruption in the balance of everyone else’s life. There are many ways to bring about positive change in your family.
Hello! I’m Dr. Don
Life Coach / Counselor / Mediator
I have provided client services for over 30 years and have specialized in behavioral issues, relationships, families, family violence, anger management, physical, psychological, emotional, and sexual abuse. Much of my practical experience in these areas was developed during my career in law enforcement as a criminal investigator where I specialized in domestic violence and abuse. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science, a Master of Arts, and a Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychology. I have provided informational presentations and lectures to local, national, and international communities. I’ve also had the privilege of serving as a pastoral counselor for ten years. Currently, my private practice provides clients with Life Coaching, Counseling and Mediation services. Yet the most frequent coaching and counseling requests typically fall in renewing, rebuilding, and restoring relationships for individuals, couples, and families. I’ve have also helped many clients who struggle with recovering from PTSD and other traumatic experiences in their life.
As a parent, we typically raise children based on our own life expeiences. Most of the this information and knowledge is influenced by what we expeienced during our childhood and how we were parented. When now parenting our own children, we sometimes just need to understand the past and to develop a different approach.
Too often our relationships are based on what we have in common instead of focusing on our differences. The differences are the things that cause conflict. Learning how to effectively communicate those differences can make all the difference in the world and lead to a healthy relationship.
Physical abuse, sexual abuse or emotional abuse, should never be tolerated in a relationship. Every person needs to be safe. If you are an abuser, I can help you take the proper steps to change your behavior and control your anger and response. If you are the victim of abuse, I can help guide you and help you set proper boundaries, or to even escape to ensure your personal safety.
Stress & Anger Management
Anger is most often the result of a personal violation of an assumed right. It may not be an actual right…but if we believe it is it is to the person who believes it. Learning how to manage anger is the key to controlling how to prevent it from becoming destructive. You will learn how to work through the anger by managing it instead of trying to keep it hidden. Rather than trying to deny the anger and to convince yourself that you are able to control it on your own, you can learn how to understand and manage it while developing new strategies for your reactions. I would like to help.
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I would be very pleased to meet you and help you to be more successful in your life. Let’s talk about it and discover how to bring about lasting change in your relationships. Please click on the “Contact Us” button below.
Sessions are 50 to 60 min. in duration and can be scheduled as an in-office appointment or by an online contact. For more information please click on the “Contact Us” button below.
Is to provide a safe environment to talk and examine any negative or positive life issues, while helping to guide clients toward a pathway for personal growth and success. I typically explore life skills that clients have developed in their lives and can then assess and identify those areas in life that may be holding them back from reaching satisfaction in life.
We all have doubts and fears that we carry with us from our past. Only when we discover what was responsible for what we believe, and how it was adopted into our belief system are we truly able to recognize them and make a change. Those beliefs are the foundation of our entire belief system. Beliefs consistently have an overruling effect on how we respond to crises in life.
I would very much like to help you be successful and unlock your full potential, so you can live a fulfilling life and be the best person you can be for yourself and others in your life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take insurance?
I’m sorry but I do not accept insurance. However, I can issue a receipt to submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.
What kind of mediation do you offer?
Mediation services include Divorce, Conflict Resolution, Personal, and Employer/Employee Conflict.
Do you offer distant Coaching and Counseling?
Yes, I do offer online Coaching and Counseling services as an alternative to in-office visits. Please specify your preference when contacting the office.
Do you provide presentations and/or accept Speaking Engagements?
Yes I do. Please contact my office if you would like to inquire about making arrangements for a speaking engagement.
What are your hours of operation?
My office hours are typically 9 am to 7 pm Monday thru Friday. (Eastern Time)
Are there other topical areas of counseling you are experienced with?
Yes, I have also provided services for, Relationship & Domestic Violence (with both abuser and victim separately), Personal Goal Setting, Anger Management, Addiction & Recovery, Grief, Loss, PTSD, Marriage Counseling, and Pre-Marital Preparation.
What types of payments do you accept?
Checks, cash, and major credit cards are accepted. I am also looking into other types of electronic payment alternatives.
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