Dr. Charles Hershkowitz, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist and certified Imago Relationship Therapist working with couples in Brussels
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Who are we ?








"I like to open up more and more to the totality of what my patients experience, all while developing and using my own individuality in our work together"


  • Born and raised in USA (New York)

  • Psychotherapy training in Belgium and Imago couples coaching training in Switzerland and USA  

  • Couples Counseling and Therapy

  • Thirty years of psychotherapy experience - in social work organizations, general and psychiatric hospitals, prisons and private practice


" I’m excited by the challenge of lifelong learning, and continuing to transmit my insights to others enables me to grow even more. The possibilities of the spirit are infinite."

  • Born and raised in Austria (Vienna)

  • Training in systemic family therapy and psychodrama in Austria and in Imago couples coaching in Switzerland and USA

  • E.A.P.-certified (European Association of Psychotherapy)

How the therapy modalities we now offer
were developed

After we met in 2000, Doris soon started contributing to the way of doing "Emotional Work" with patients -- in individual sessions, with couples and with small groups --, that I had developed in Brussels since 1990.

In 2002, Doris heard about the Imago method, which is a hands-on, very direct way of working on emotions between partners, and has a powerful theoretical model underpinning its innovative ways of working on relationships.

Soon after attending a 3-day Imago couples workshop together in 2002, we enrolled in the Imago training program held in Switzerland, in French. We attended these training sessions together 2005; in 2007, I was certified as Imago Relationship Therapist by the New York-based institute I.R.I. : www.imagorelationshipsinternational.com.

As Doris and I worked on our own couple experiences using these new Imago "tools", we developed and continually refined a set of specific, structured procedures for helping the partners in couples (and occasionally parent-child relationships) to understand each other's distinctive inner worlds, make giant steps in mutual empathy and on this enriched basis concretely reshape their ways of communicating.

As I applied this in my Brussels sessions, and as I blended in some features of other training I got in Voice Dialogue, Visualization, and EMDR therapy, my therapy work took on its present form.


My 3 objectives in relationship work

·          Individual Therapies:

Use the powerful tools of Imago Therapy to help patients identify more clearly their negative relationship patterns, on both the cognitive level (inner beliefs) and the behavioral level (acting and speaking), and to initiate change of certain of these

·          Couple Therapies:  

  • Help couples to find resources in each partner for acting differently with the other, so as to bring their relationship out of the boring stagnation of living on distant, parallel tracks or the exhausting tension of repetitive conflicts.

  • In case break-up is unavoidable, help the separated or divorcing partners to cooperate in the new situation -- especially regarding their children.

As the only certified Imago practitioner in Belgium, get the Imago approach known to more people and inspire some to consider training in it.



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