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Roger Schwarz, JD, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing group, individual, couples, and family therapy in the State of California via telehealth. 

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Money Changes Everything

Group Therapy for Couples

Money Changes Everything

Group Therapy for Individuals in Relationships

Individual Therapy

Traditional one-on-one therapy

Couples Therapy

Traditional couples therapy

Family Therapy

Traditional family therapy
Family-Owned Business Therapy

6 Ways Therapy With Roger is Different from Traditional Therapy

Accentuating the positive

Traditional therapy focuses primarily on negatives like fear, anger, anxiety, depression, addiction, and other conditions. With Roger, you discover your personal strengths and receive guidance to develop them.

His approach provides tools that can, miraculously, foster healing of challenging conditions.

Roger is not naïve: He knows that it seems easier to memorize the Bible than to change one thing about your self. He’s walked the walk and shares the experience underlying his hard-won love of life when that helps clients see that they are not alone. But “hard-won” is not “impossible.” You guessed it: Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

TAKING SIDES

Roger is not neutral—in a loving, safe way he takes sides. Roger calls clients on the destructive ways they “get to” or “get from” their partners. Psychoeducation helps each to see the toxic, unfair fighting or shutting down that results. Roger demonstrates clear, alternative ways to hear and be heard.

MINING FAMILY OF ORIGIN WORK

Traditional therapy usually takes a long time because the ways our childhood and adolescence set us up for adulthood are not effectively identified and dealt with.

Character can change. Roger sets a high bar for clients: He expects to see dramatic change once clients “get it” that they’re carrying, and mining early baggage much more than they care to notice or acknowledge. With Roger’s guidance and support, change often comes quickly and becomes permanent.

You don’t have to throw your parents under the bus to see the truth about what they did right and wrong and use that insight to heal and grow stronger.

WHY GROUP THERAPY ALONG WITH INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE AND FAMILY WORK?

Almost everyone has had that “why me” experience where it seems no one has suffered like them. Group therapy, with individuals and couples, accelerates healing, and provides the wondrous experience of seeing that we are not alone.

Roger empowers group members to “be there” for each other. They learn to overcome deeply set, reactive behavior patterns and relate to the others in new ways that prove satisfying and healing for everyone.

Sometimes moving from individual and couple therapy to group therapy can accelerate healing for individuals and couples. Also, it costs less.

BEING FOR ONE’S SELF AS WELL AS FOR THE OTHER(S)

Roger believes that no one can have a better relationship with another then the one they have with them selves. That’s why he splits “themselves” into its components: them and selves. This initially confusing idea is at the core of what makes therapy different with Roger.

As humans, the better we take care of our selves, the better we take care of others. It turns out that even those who appear to be self less are first taking care of them selves. To many, that may make no sense, but Roger will show you that, beneath the mask, we all are survivors. The devil is in the details. Let’s turn this riddle into insight and education than can work everyday miracles for you and those you love or would love to love better.

FAMILY THERAPY AND FAMILY BUSINESS THERAPY

A family is a system of individuals who develop a unique way of relating to each other. Where there’s a family, especially one that supports a family business, individual and couple therapy too often ignore the powerful dynamics that plague everyone in the system.

Roger shows families how their “the more the more” dances predict repetitive negative patterns of behavior and what to do about them. His background as a personal financial and estate planning lawyer, CPA, and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) informs insight into family dynamics that everyone will recognize when he spotlights them.

Making sense of that becomes the platform for constructing a way out of the generational transmission of dysfunctional patterns of behavior. That can liberate the family from its self imprisonment and release a synergy that will enhance the family’s capability to capitalize on its unique strengths.

It took a second career as a psychotherapist to augment Roger’s business skills with the unique therapeutic skills indispensable to effective work with families.

Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything

Group for Couples

Join Roger Schwarz, JD LMFT, for 8 weeks of deep and healing group couple therapy, centered on the relationship between psychology and money and how you can mend those relationships at the same time. 

Groups for Couples: 

Who: Couples, where money issues are a major factor.

When:  Thursdays, starting at 7:00 pm, October 13th, 2022

How many weeks? 8

How long? 90-minute sessions 

Where:  Telehealth (NOTE: you must reside in California to participate)

Cost: $160 per couple ($80 per person) per session for an 8-session commitment; billed weekly.

Unable to afford this program? Roger may be able to help.

Group for Individuals

This 8-week group therapy cohort is for one partner who is in a relationship where money struggles are a major issue. Maybe your partner is resistant to therapy. Maybe you think it’s not them, it’s you. You might want to test this out before bringing them into couples or couples group therapy.

Group for Individuals in Relationships

Who: One partner in a relationship where finances are a major issue

When:  Tuesdays, starting Tuesday, October 10th, 2022 at 7:00 pm

How many weeks? 8

How long? 75 minute sessions 

Where:  Telehealth (NOTE: you must reside in California to participate)

Cost: $65 per session for an 8-session commitment; billed weekly.  

Unable to afford this program? Roger may be able to help.

Individual Therapy

If you want to work with Roger one-to-one, he offers therapy for individuals.

Who: Adults and adolescents

When: During the regular business day, Mondays thru Thursdays

Where: Zoom, but you must reside in California to participate

Cost: $250 per 45 minute session: During your consultation with Roger, you will discuss fees together.

Unable to afford the fee? Roger may be able to help.

Who: Adult couples

When: During the regular business day, Mondays thru Thursdays

Where: Telehealth (NOTE: you must reside in California to participate)

Cost: $400 for 75 minute session. 

Unable to afford this program? Roger may be able to help.

 

Couples Therapy

Whatever your issues as a couple, financial or otherwise, couples who work with Roger can heal their relationship. This work will get to the core of what is happening in your relationship and identify a healthier way to be together. Your happiest days as a couple are ahead – as long as you are willing to work at it. Roger can help. 


Family Therapy

No one wants to be part of a dysfunctional family. Roger can help your family stop the fighting, stress, and impossible situations. Roger will work with whatever combination of parents, grandparents, kids, stepkids, stepparents, siblings.

Whatever your family looks like, you can come to grips with interpersonal matter that are getting in the way of business and find happiness together.

All of the stresses of family are intensified- plus new ones introduce when the family works together to support a family business.. If your family business , is part of the problem, no one is more qualified than Roger. Inn addition to being a therapist, he used to practice law (JD), accounting (CPA) and financial advising (RIA: Registered Investment Advisor).  Fusing these realms together makes Roger the perfect therapist to support healing your family and your family business.



Who: Families. Specialty in families where a business is involved. 

When: During the  business day and evenings, Mondays through Thursdays

Where: Telehealth (NOTE: you must reside in California to participate)

Cost: Fees are tailored to each family’s size and needs. During your consultation with Roger, you will discuss fees together.

Depending on your particular financial needs, assistance with Roger’s fees may be available.

 

Can’t decide? 

What option is right for you?

Here are some pros and cons of group vs individual vs couples therapy:

      • Group therapy, whether as a couple or individually, group is more affordable and offers the unique dynamic of people working together to share their experience, strength and hope.
      • In Group Therapy, your struggles are normalized as you relate to others going through similar issues. (this may be redundant)
      • Working 1:1 or 2:1 (as a couple) with Roger can yield faster results. You receive more personalized and direct care working 1:1 or 2:1 (as a couple) with Roger.

Roger Gets You

Does this sound like you? Roger has heard it all and is here to help.

“I can’t get my finances together.”

“I am stressed about money all the time.”

“I will never earn enough money.”

“I am worried I won’t be able to provide for my family.”

“We fight about money constantly.”

“I feel emasculated by my wife’s salary.”

“He is a tightwad.”

“What are all these packages arriving all the time?”

“I feel shame about my income.”

“I overspend to keep up with my friends.”

“I’m defined by my paycheck.”

“I’m an imposter…. I don’t deserve this money and can’t keep this up.”

Nice to meet you!

Meet Roger

Roger has been a therapist for over 25 years, but he hasn’t always been a therapist—He has also been an attorney, CPA, tax attorney, financial planner, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and executive coach.

This unique combination of life experience makes him a better therapist, especially when working with individuals and couples with financial issues.

 

As Roger worked with couples as a financial planner, he found himself much more effective when working on the struggles that people had on a personal level to be able to do the economics of their life well. That’s how he found his calling and became a therapist.

 

Nice to meet you!

Meet Roger

Roger has been a therapist for over 25 years, but he hasn’t always been a therapist—He has also been an attorney, CPA, tax attorney, financial planner, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and executive coach.

This unique combination of life experience makes him a better therapist, especially when working with individuals and couples with financial issues.

 

As Roger worked with couples as a financial planner, he found himself much more effective when working on the struggles that people had on a personal level to be able to do the economics of their life well. That’s how he found his calling and became a therapist.

 

Nice to meet you!

Meet Roger

Roger has been a therapist for over 25 years, but he hasn’t always been a therapist—He has also been an attorney, CPA, tax attorney, financial planner, Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), and executive coach.

This unique combination of life experience makes him a better therapist, especially when working with individuals and couples with financial issues.

 

As Roger worked with couples as a financial planner, he found himself much more effective when working on the struggles that people had on a personal level to be able to do the economics of their life well. That’s how he found his calling and became a therapist.

 

You-centric Therapy

I’m ready to work with Roger

If you feel the Psychology of Money is not quite for you but want to work on your other struggles with Roger directly, he offers therapy for individuals and couples, as well as finance-focused group therapy. Get it touch so we can explore your relationship your Self and get you on the road to healing, and to the life you want.

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