Author Archive: Michael D'Antonio, PhD

26 Jul

Relationships Responsibility

Staff therapist Dr. Michael D'Antonio, PhD treats a range of complaints from anxiety, depression, or chronic anger to troubled relationships. Drawing on more than 30 years experience as a therapist, Dr. D' Antonio integrates a variety of solution-focused treatment approaches, including EDMR to promote real… Read More

30 Apr

9 Communication Tips for Couples

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-­defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: Take responsibility for yourself. When you have an issue, speak up. Don't expect your partner to guess… Read More

13 Nov

Useful Books

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it's often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Here is a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking… Read More

3 Nov

Bibliotherapy: Books Clients Have Found Helpful

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it's often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Thanks to Dr. Michael D'Antonio, we now have a list of some of the best sources… Read More

6 Jun

The Shortest Self-Help Book You’ll Ever Need

Life keeps presenting us with a choice between anxiety and depression. Choose anxiety; it passes. Depression hangs on. The anxiety is apprehension over breaking with routine ways of behaving and relating. When we break out of ruts, that anxiety passes. When we give in to… Read More

30 May

Incorporating EMDR into my therapy practice

A Personal History of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing at Council for Relationships by Senior Staff Therapist Michael D'Antonio.  From ancient times, Europeans searched for a specific missing ingredient for their cuisine: an acidic base for sauces. They tried pomegranates, then cranberries: with mixed success.… Read More

26 Sep

Couples in Communication

Your greatest contribution to effective communication is clarity, focus, and non-defensiveness; your second greatest is support for your partner in providing the same. Here are some specific tips: 1. Take responsibility for yourself.  When you have an issue, speak up. Don't expect your partner to… Read More