Dr Marc Hafkin has been in private practice since 1975 seeing individuals, couples and running psychotherapy/coaching groups as well as supervising Master’s and Doctoral candidates in their clinical work.Dr Hafkin completed his Doctoral degree in 1981 and went on to complete a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology in 1984. Additionally, Dr Hafkin did graduate work at Washington University in St Louis completing two Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and Counseling Psychology.
Dr. Hafkin completed various trainings in numerous approaches to psychotherapy and has combined his expertise with an educational approach to coaching. He has moved from a “medical/pathology approach to an “educational strength based “approach when working with individuals, couples, and groups.
Dr Hafkin has worked with Masters and Johnsons in their sex therapy clinic assessing individuals and couples and treating them for various sexual/emotional difficulties. He has also worked in a treatment center for “emotionally dysregulated” children and adolescents as well as various hospitals, and prisons. While in St Louis, Dr Hafkin trained police officers in domestic dispute and conflict resolution in order to de-escalate volatile situations. He has consulted with numerous organizations to help their senior staff become more effective in their professional careers and peer relationships.
Early on in Dr Hafkin’s career, while on active duty in the U.S. Army, he was in charge of several Psychiatric wards and later the out patient clinic of a major Psychiatric Center in Frankfurt Germany. After several years of Active Duty in the military , Dr Hafkin left to pursue further education in 1973.
Dr Hafkin was awarded the distinguished status of Clinical Fellow from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
He holds the distinguished status of Diplomate in Clinical Social Work from the National Association of Social Work and was awarded the status of Diplomate from the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Marc has extensive training and experience in the area of remarriage and step family issues, and try to help individuals, couples, and groups identify and work more effectively in creating the relationships and families they wish to have. Coaching is especially useful in identifying expectations and blocks that create conflict when trying to reconnect.