About Me

Paul Ruffer, LICSW, offers pre-marriage and marriage counseling (for Jewish and interfaith couples), conflict resolution, and counseling for separation, divorce, grief and loss. He works with clients from Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland.

As a certified Imago therapist, Paul uses the Imago Relationship Paradigm to help his clients create connection and intimacy, celebrate differences and develop real partnership. Through an intentional dialogue process, Paul’s clients learn to create a safe and nurturing bond that allows them to become close again to themselves and their partners.

Over time, Paul’s clients discover that their conflicts and differences can become real assets that enhance their understanding and appreciation of themselves and others. For this reason, Paul calls his work relationship building, since it allows his clients to transform their conflicts and problems into personal and relationship growth opportunities.