Dr. Douglas Treese

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About Me

Individuals marry for a variety of reasons. Part of the ensuing task is to organize a couple's experience that stands a chance of working. I call this the "collective". It is the "us" of things. So, there are three things, two individuals and their "collective". All three need care and maintenance. The collective needs to be strong, flexible and have a good design.
Many of the "communication" problems couples present with are really disorders of expectations that clash in trying to design the collective. The collective is a lot about common ground. Similarly, when we are frustrated, we tend to feel and express anger. This is bad for the collective. It tends to alienate us and produce negative thinking about the relationship and our partner.
If the above , or similar factors are present, I believe they need to be addressed concurrently or before conventional relationship counseling proceeds. I am familiar with the approaches mentioned at https://guidedoc.com/best-counseling-techniques. I like Gottman for his emphasis on managing ongoing interaction . Thanks. Contact is welcome.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 33

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #PSY-001646 (Expires: 2024-02-28)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Douglas Treese. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written by B.R. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Incredibly in tune with what myself and my child’s mother needed.

Written by M.E. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Had a great initial session but follow up he couldn’t remember who we were or have notes on our history so he made a follow up to call us prepared and no call no showed us. Very unfortunate use of 500$ and a lot of tears, we needed help and wasted time and money with him.

Written by S.H. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Douglas for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Treese is attentive and wise. His attention to details and perceptive views are refreshing and encouraging. I really appreciate Regain for connecting us with Dr. Treese. Outstanding!