1. Change Happens

    Many times people fear change because we focus on what we need to give up, or what will be lost.  This is a universal experience that pops up in individual, couple, and marital counseling.  But, cha…Read More

  2. The Power of Retreat

    Hi All, It's been a roller-coaster year!  Since January, my father was diagnosed with cancer and to date has had one surgery, a round of chemo, a round of radiation, and two other hospital stays.  A…Read More

  3. 1 of 3 Best Rated Counselors

    Dr. Scholtz is One-of-Three Best Rated Marriage Counselors in Ft. Lauderdale! Dr. Scholtz and The Center of Connected Living-Fl were selected this March as One-Of-Three Best Rated Marriage and Couples…Read More

  4. Prevent Relationship Fatigue

    The couples I work with sometimes start therapy with relationship fatigue.  One or both partners may express feeling 'so tired' of talking, frustrated with not seeing their efforts pay off, difficult…Read More

  5. How Couples Dance

    Every relationship has a pattern, or a dance, that organizes the communication, action, and reaction to each another.   The cool thing is that working with a couples therapist can help to identify th…Read More

  6. New Year’s Intentions

    I prefer the idea of setting and focusing on our intentions rather than resolutions.  Intentions seem to frame our interests and goals in a positive, forward-moving direction while resolutions seem t…Read More

  7. Preventative Marriage Counseling

    It is widely believed that marital and couples counseling is a option for couples who are already in distress and experiencing a painful relationship. However, I am beginning to see clients who are se…Read More

  8. There’s Always Gratitude

    There’s Always Gratitude - A Special Contribution By Valerie Peralta.  Happy Holidays! The holiday season, with all of its joy and festivity, can be hard when you’re in relationship that is diffi…Read More

  9. Couples Care During The Holidays

    I spend time in session often discussing how caring for ourselves can jump start a plateau in any relationship.  This is different for everyone , but most often includes establishing ourselves and ou…Read More