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About Us


We are a husband and wife professional team who have been helping individuals, couples, and families address and work through their most challenging difficulties—improving communication, resolving key issues, and equipping people with tools for developing and sustaining healthy lives and satisfying relationships—​for over 35 years. We will work closely with you and your loved ones until you feel strong, clear and optimistic about yourself and your future. Often times, problems/issues can ease in just a few sessions.​


Jack Heinowitz, PhD

​Jack is the father of three—ranging in age from 22 to 37. He holds Master‘s degrees in Counseling and Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. He is an expert in the areas of new parenthood, fathering, and men‘s issues—having taught, written and counseled others for over thirty five years. Jack is a popular speaker and presenter who has appeared on national television and radio. His first book, Pregnant Fathers: Entering Parenthood Together has been translated into six languages. His latest, Fathering Right From the Start: Straight Talk About Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond was published by New World Library. Jack appears in and collaborated in the production of the DVD To Be A Father, hosted by Ray Romano and Antonio Banderas. When he isn‘t working Jack enjoys his grandson, music, photograpy and gardening.



Ellen Eichler, LCSW

Ellen is a mother, therapist and educator. Her children range in age from 22 to 37. She received her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Michigan. For over thirty years, Ellen´s professional work has focused on developing helping communities, supporting the psychological and social needs of families from diverse socioeconomic and geographical settings, and on mental health issues of girls and women. She has taught graduate courses in family therapy and social work and developed mental health programs for community organizations. Her breadth of knowledge augmented by her empathic therapeutic style, have earned her recognition and respect in the field of family therapy. She was recently honored as Clinical Social Worker of the Year in San Diego. Presently, in addition to her private practice work, Ellen does supervision and training of professionals. She loves reading, artwork and dancing.​