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Kathy J. Marshack, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist in Oregon and Washington.

“Are you fatigued, lonely and misunderstood in your relationship? If that’s how you feel, I can help you find your voice and take back your life.

“I specialize in complex marital/couple and family configurations that are often hard to treat with conventional psychotherapy.”

Does anything on this list ring a bell?

  • “Asperger Syndrome” or High Functioning Autism in marriage and parenting
  • Co-Dependency in any relationship when a partner, family member or friend who is hooked on anything be it alcohol, gambling, or other compulsion
  • Entrepreneurial Couples who face the burden of making it work at work and at home
  • High Conflict Divorce—when you and the kids are trapped in a no-win fight
  • Empathy Dysfunction, helping you take your life back from narcissists, and others who clearly don’t know who you really are—and may not care

Therapy

Video Therapy or Old-fashioned Sit-on-the-Couch Therapy?

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” — Maya        Angelou.

“Video therapy isn’t just a fad or merely convenient. It offers a relaxing way to connect with your psychologist from the comfort of familiar surroundings. It helps me to know you better too, since you are free to be the real you when you call in from the privacy of your own place or space.

“On the other hand, sometimes the most profound changes take place in the office, where there is no mistaking the influence of face-to-face energy. I have years of experience with both modalities, so either way, you will know you are held in the highest respect.

“Please choose what works best for you. Depending upon your need, we can do both.”

Resources

Coming Events

Dr. Marshack provides teleconferences and small group videoconferences on topics related to “Asperger Syndrome” (ASD), Empathy Dysfunction (EmD), and Entrepreneurial Couples. These informal conferences offer you the opportunity to ask questions directly of Dr. Marshack, as well as to chat with others who share your concerns.

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Ashamed?
    on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Feelings of shame are more complicated than feeling aggravated (the topic for the first January video conferences). Aggravation is honest anger with someone who keeps getting in your way. Shame on the other hand is a kind of … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Ashamed?
    on January 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Feelings of shame are more complicated than feeling aggravated (the topic for the first January video conferences). Aggravation is honest anger with someone who keeps getting in your way. Shame on the other hand is a kind of … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Ashamed?
    on January 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    Feelings of shame are more complicated than feeling aggravated (the topic for the first January video conferences). Aggravation is honest anger with someone who keeps getting in your way. Shame on the other hand is a kind of … Learn more →

  • MEETUP TELECONFERENCE: January Clean Up with Dr. Kathy’s 5 Tips
    on January 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

    A free International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Teleconference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call. Topic: TELECONFERENCE: January Clean Up … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Why do they always forget?
    on February 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Anyone who lives with an adult with High Functioning Autism knows how aggravating it is that our “ASD” loved one cannot seem to remember anything we ask of them. From picking up groceries, to picking up the kids. From … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Why do they always forget?
    on February 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Anyone who lives with an adult with High Functioning Autism knows how aggravating it is that our “ASD” loved one cannot seem to remember anything we ask of them. From picking up groceries, to picking up the kids. From … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: Why do they always forget?
    on February 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Anyone who lives with an adult with High Functioning Autism knows how aggravating it is that our “ASD” loved one cannot seem to remember anything we ask of them. From picking up groceries, to picking up the kids. From … Learn more →

  • TELECONFERENCE: Finding the Courage to Live an “Alone Together” Relationship
    on February 13, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    I want you all to know that I consider you among the most courageous people I know. Why? Because you have joined this group to find answers, not just for yourselves, but for your ASD loved ones. Even when no one else … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: I just want to be understood.
    on February 17, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Being understood is the basic underpinning of empathy. To offer another the opportunity to be heard and understood — this is such a loving gift. Sadly, “Aspies” struggle to understand you, the deeper YOU. They get … Learn more →

  • VIDEO CONFERENCE: I just want to be understood.
    on February 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Being understood is the basic underpinning of empathy. To offer another the opportunity to be heard and understood — this is such a loving gift. Sadly, “Aspies” struggle to understand you, the deeper YOU. They get … Learn more →

ASPERGER SYNDROME” & RELATIONSHIPS: Life With an Adult on the Autism Spectrum

If you are a Neuro-Typical (NT) partner, family, or friend of an adult with high functioning autism, this private, secure membership site is a lifesaver. Please know that you are not alone. I want to hear from you.

Dr. Marshack’s Books

If you are in a complex relationship, Dr. Marshack gets it. She’s lived this life too. Her books are also designed to help.

For more information and to order books, go to Dr. Marshack’s Books page.

 

When Empathy Fails
When Empathy Fails
Entrepreneurial Couples
Entrepreneurial Couples
Going Over the Edge
Going Over the Edge
Out of Mind—Out of Sight
Out of Mind—Out of Sight