Imago Therapy, Life Coaching and Trauma Treatment

Imago Relationship Therapy/EFT/Relate

Based on the books Getting the Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix, this type of therapy looks at the unconscious mechanisms that operate in relationships, and helps individuals, couples, families and co-workers learn powerful communication tools. Cindy combines therapy models and also uses Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy  (EFT) techniques which are based on the books Lovesense and Hold Me Tight by Dr.Sue Johnson. EFT is a subtle couples technique based on Attachment Theory, where couples explore their patterns of interaction and core emotions. Dr. Cindy Ashkins is studying Relate-the most current and up-to-date information on intimacy and relationships with Terry Real and Esther Perel.

Life Coaching

This is the “un-therapy” that uses a wellness model to help individuals, couples, families and work groups achieve their potential in every area of their life. These elegant techniques encourage individuals to make small shifts in their daily behavior to achieve broader life goals and possibilities.


Several different techniques may be used to address trauma issues, including Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), Eye Movement De-Sensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Breathwork (using conscious breathing techniques to release stored energy).

12-Step/Refuge Couples Recovery

This is the third piece of the recovery process, where each partner has their own recovery and this therapy focuses on the relationship, which is also in recovery and in need of repair.

From a previous participant: “This was an emotionally wonderful learning experience that I will cherish and use for a lifetime with my husband!”

Call or email Dr. Ashkins today to discuss how you can explore your full aliveness, maximize your potential and meaningfully connect with others.

Creating Peace, One Couple at a Time

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