As co-directors of Family Therapy Associates, Dr. Debbie Swayman and Karen Kaplan, MS.Ed., both licensed Marriage and Family therapists have been recognized as outstanding clinicians who are skilled and effective at helping their clients find solutions to problems they cannot solve themselves.
Their focus is to recognize client’s personal strengths and resources in a confidential, caring, non-judgmental environment. Working with individuals, couples, and families, Debbie and Karen have extensive experience in dealing with communication and relationship issues.
As founders of Divorce 360, they are well respected throughout the community for their expertise on issues relating to divorce. Kaplan and Swayman are also co-authors of the DCF/Court Approved Parenting Class “Pro-Active Parenting and Divorce”.
They are co-authors of on-line courses on family issues. In addition, their monthly column “Family Matters” is read throughout the community.
They are also the recipients of the “READERS CHOICE” award as the “Best Therapists in Broward County”.
Karen Kaplan, MS, MS.Ed, LMFT
Karen holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelors Degree in Education from Boston University and a Masters in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has authored additional courses on the subject of children and teenagers, step-parenting, aging/caregiving and long term care.
Karen Kaplan is known for her engaging style and her warm sense of humor, which clients say makes them feel at ease and comfortable. She is experienced with the dynamics involved in new relationships, couples, parenting, coparenting, “in-law” relationships, infidelity, divorce, as well as issues that are often underlying the conflict.
While her focus is working with clients to find solutions and not place blame, her goal is to help clients find ways to shift from their problem-causing pattern to a more preferable, rewarding and peaceful interaction.
Dr. Debbie Swayman, DMFT, LMFT
Debbie holds a Masters Degree and a Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from State University of New York College at Buffalo, and a Masters Degree in Speech/Language Pathology. In addition she has served as an adjunct faculty member for graduate studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University,and is also a clinical member and approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Debbie Swayman is known for her gentle, yet direct approach, which clients report is effective and soothing. She is experienced with the dynamics of working with individuals, couples and families, including people facing divorce, co-parenting and blended family adjustments. Her areas of interest and expertise include families coping with children with special needs, adolescent angst, and issues resulting from chronic pain and illness, as well as family members who are dealing with grief and loss. Her successful approach is caring and nonjudgmental, which clients say makes them feel safe to explore their problems.