THOUGHTS ON PRIVATE SESSIONS to help you resolve relationship problems within yourself, with others at home and at work...
Do you tend to think of working with a professional as a last resort?
Do you think you should be able to handle things? Even, when the pain you’re feeling is bigger than your skills set to handle it?
Do you think of it as somehow failing if you need help?
I have a different view.
I think wise people, ones who know what they want and are focused on creating the best life, relationships and business success possible, naturally get help the moment they know they need it. Classes and Consulting are that kind of help.
I am Dr. Rhoberta Shaler. I’ve been working with folks like you for more than twenty-five years, helping individuals, couples and families get the insights, skills and strategies they need to create the life and relationships they most want.
Everyone has obstacles, fears, scripts and blind spots!
It’s whether or not you work through them that makes all the difference to the quality of your life.
My partner offered me your video.. however, I am mind boggled that it is her that is the Hijackal.. it all makes sense to me right now… I always knew that she doesn’t take responsibility for her actions and I am always to blame.. and eventually I started to believe her as I love her .. Oh my god!… Read more
I’m so relieved. I’ve been to several [sic:counselors] who sided with my crazy-making partner. Finally, someone who gets it, knows the feeling, sees the problem, and has helped me take positive steps.
Chilled my bones when she said about trying to get you pregnant as means of control! Once I was pregnant (with twins), I suddenly felt terrifyingly trapped and it only dawned on me then.
Please meet my dear friend Dr. Rhoberta Shaler who is highly health aware and a master at navigating people through relationship dynamics like no other I know and from a very unique and empowering perspective. She is especially gifted at working with spouses, partners, exes and colleagues of relentl… Read more
Thanks to you, I saw a pattern and realized I was being manipulated. After a very abusive day yesterday I ended the relationship. Thank you for the strength my friend.
I want to thank you for your work – I have come across it on Youtube while searching for how to respond to PA behaviour.I have ordered and read your “Stop – that’s crazy making”, “Escaping the Hijackal trap”, “The Hijackal trap” and now I am reading “Kaizen for couples”.Your work has really helpe… Read more
Thank you Dr. Shaler, and may I just say, thank you for your work and your writings. You may have no idea just how much of a lifeline i have been thrown just by finding you and now your group.
I listen to your podcast and your YouTube videos. I like the guest speakers. Your voice soothes and strengthens me. My emotional mother.
You have no idea how much that helped – thank you so much – I wish you love., peace and a night filled with stars and sweet dreams xx
Thank you for this excellent video. It was so helpful. Hard subject matter that you explained clearly and truthfully. I appreciate you and the knowledge that you are … Read more
That’s why I only work with people who are ready to see through, think through and work through the obstacles and fears, scripts and blind spots that will allow them to flourish, to experience the life, love and livelihood they long for.
…and, geography is no obstacle to us working together.
Wherever you may live, the magic of Zoom private video conferencing puts us together, instantly.
Relationship sessions and small-group coaching are easily done via web-based video in my private conference “room”. All you need is a computer with a camera (or even a smartphone) and you’re ready to step into my office from anywhere in the world.
"I am a Life Mechanic."
I’ve got a number of eBooks you may find helpful.
Years ago, I was in the habit of going to a particular watering hole each Friday after work to meet with colleagues and friends. Although I’m allergic to alcohol, it was a wonderful community of professionals who enjoyed the Friday late afternoon rituals of gathering, talking and preparing for the weekend.
New people would drift through and stop to chat. Of course, one of the first questions a man would ask me is
“What do you do?” (It was after the ‘What is your sign?” era…lol)
I quickly learned that mentioning my work at that time, as a therapist, caused most to put their hands over their faces and say,
“Don’t read me. Don’t figure me out!” in mock horror.
So, I learned to have conversations like this:
“What do you do when your car breaks down?”
“I take it to the shop.”
“Why do you take it to the shop?”
“Because I don’t know how to fix it myself. The guys there, that’s all they do, so they are the experts and I don’t have to be.”
“So, you know the value of a mechanic.”
“Great, then. The answer to “What do I do?” is that I am a life mechanic!”
This seemed quite acceptable as well as logical. I think it is true for everyone. And, we all know that it is better to take our cars to the shop at the first sign of a clunk or rattle than to wait until we’re completely unable to move in a dangerous part of town late at night!
Ready to take your toxic relationship into the shop? It’s possible it can come out working better… or it might just be time to send it to the junkyard. I’ll help you figure that out, and work with you to take the next best steps.