My true passion is helping couples…
I began working as a counselor and therapist in 1983 in a general practice. Although I always enjoyed working with individuals, families, companies and the courts, I soon realized my true passion was helping couples.
As a kid I marveled at the depth and joy of my parents’ marriage and hoped one day mine would be as joyful.
Suffering or being unhappy in a relationship is not necessary
As an adult I saw all around me people who were married or in committed relationships suffering, confused and angry. I felt if I could find some powerful, workable method that would quickly fix these painful relationships, my professional goals would be fulfilled.
Roadblocks to true happiness… “usual therapeutic fixes” don’t work
What I discovered though was that there were major roadblocks to true marriage happiness that were completely unresponsive to the usual therapeutic fixes. And once those roadblocks are taken down, two other steps can take place that open the door to true marriage happiness again, or for the first time.
If that sounds like it would be of interest to you, let’s start a conversation!
- “Marriage is the best chance we have in this life to be truly known and loved by another human being.” Dr. Max Vogt
Dr. Max is a unique blend of compassionate psychologist and super-practical business person. He’s a master at creating clear solution-based plans and helping his clients get laser focused on their goals and taking concrete steps to achieve them. He’s been extremely helpful for me and for many people in our community in those ways. And he does all of that with a sense of humor and fun. He really helps you get things done, and it’s a pleasure to work with him. I can not imagine how my life would be without his help. I can not recommend him highly enough.
Response from Dr. Max
Thank you, I appreciate it. I take my work very seriously, but if the work can be enjoyable and engaging, I think it’s more memorable and works better. Thanks again!
Many years ago, our marriage was essentially over. We bickered and yelled at each other constantly, slept apart and hated to come home. It was easy to blame each other for the seemingly insurmountable problems we were experiencing. Then we found Max. With his help, guidance, incredible insights and patience, our marriage changed. We learned new ways of communicating, started accepting each other and our fights lessened and stopped. We became close once more. Today our marriage of 38 years continues to flourish. Without a doubt, Max saved our lives and our marriage.
Response from Dr. Max
Thank you both, it’s a joy to work with people who are dedicated and ready for significant change. It’s a real passion of mine to help couples achieve the kind of true happiness I know is possible for people, and I’m so happy you did!
“First, a disclaimer. I am Dr. Max Vogt’s wife (and I also worked as a licensed psychotherapist for years myself)… and I highly recommend him to couples who seek marriage counseling. You’ll find his approach warm, thoughtful and effective in helping you get where you really want to be in your marriage. He has decades of successful experience in helping couples, and he will help you also!”
Dr. Max brings an abundance of real-life wisdom and deep professional knowledge to his counseling. My experience with him is he sees things (that are real) — dynamics and patterns — things that most others gloss over, or miss out on entirely. Even more important is that he offers up exceptionally practical, human solutions in a gentle and instantly understandable way. For me, that all adds up to exactly what you want in a counselor.
As a colleague of mine for many years, I highly recommend Max Vogt, PhD in providing quality and compassionate care in treating couples. He continues to advance his skills to include evidence based practices to best serve this population.
Response from Dr. Max
Thank you Dr. Braun. It’s a real honor to have you make such comments about me and my work. I always feel there is more to learn about couples and the best ways to survive and thrive in relationships!
“I’ve worked with Dr. Max Vogt as a partner in business and always found him resourceful in solving challenges, insightful, helpful and supportive. He’s a consummate professional. Any couple who gets a chance to work with him is fortunate indeed, and I’m sure they will achieve any goals they have in their marriage, under his expert guidance.”
“Mark and I love each other and have since the day we met, but we could never go a day without fighting, and most nights we went to bed angry at each other. Not any more, not after your course. I don’t know how this works exactly but it works. We are closer than the day we got married almost 19 years ago. It’s like we just met each other all over again. Now we use all that energy and spark in our marriage, and truly enjoy our time together. I know people talk about ‘miracles’ and I usually don’t like that word, but now I do. Because what has happened for us in our marriage is truly a miracle. We owe this to you, Dr. Max, and your course. We can never thank you enough!”
Jen and Mark B.Honolulu, Hawaii
“Working with Dr. Max brought our marriage back from the brink of disaster…we bickered loudly and publicly, and argued constantly. With his help, we discovered that what we bring to the relationship defines it, and we got the tools to make the relationship we truly wanted: a supportive, animated marriage where communication and intimacy flourish, rather than the doomed relationship we had and were continuing to create.”
-Dan and Peggy T. Oklahoma City, OK
“At last, an easy way to TRULY improve our marriage! My husband has always said no way! about any kind of counseling. But he’s gone through this course and raves about it. My jaw almost dropped”
Alyssa R Dallas, TX
“We finally have hope for our marriage… and it’s not just some idea but we can literally see our relationship improving week after week. You’re right, we did have a better marriage almost immediately. I was skeptical about that, but I found out it was true. I’m a very practical person so that didn’t seem possible, but I have to admit, your course works. It’s actually fun!”
Annie S Baltimore, MD
“I thought we would get divorced. The great, wonderful man I once knew (who I thought had turned into a zombie) came back into the marriage after we spent three weeks going through the course. He told me that he couldn’t believe it was so simple to just do your methods. Jim has always been leery of therapists because he feared getting ganged up on by the counselor and me. He doesn’t feel that way at all with your approach… …we are really talking for the first time since we married 31 years ago. Jim seems like a new man… You can see it in his face. Thank you for helping me get my husband and marriage back… every day I am grateful for your course!”
-Patricia M Sacramento, CA
“Working with Dr. Max saved my marriage. When things seemed irreparable and hopeless, at times when many couples would have come apart permanently, my wife and I lowered our defenses and opened up. I have a new pride, a new respect for and from my wife, a whole new attitude and approach to life. I’m so happy when my wife shows me in so many ways joy, fun, love, partnership and understanding. We appreciate each other now more than we ever have. Now we have the skills and the tools to get through anything together
-Chuck S. Bozeman, MT
“I Am Ready to Have a Child Now, Because of Your Course! I felt so unsure–and scared– about having a child ever since we got married… but now it is clear that it is the right thing to do and I’m READY! I feel so relaxed, happy and relieved now and know for certain I am ready to have a child. Your methods were the key to seeing what marriage for what it really was and how to make it so much better!”
-K.H. Shreveport, LA
“I spent 4 years in graduate school studying therapy and honestly didn’t learn ANYTHING about the Science of Happy Marriage! If you have any desire to have a great marriage, you need to use this course.I’ve integrated some of Dr. Max’s materials into my own therapy practice but honestly I don’t see how I can deliver what he does to you in this course, and at such an affordable cost.
Dr. Richard McCutchan Nevada City, CA
“I used to think I could never get it right with my wife and that women were impossible to understand. I thought it was some huge mystery about what would make her happy. Now I know that it’s much simpler than I thought. Your course helped me know totally that all I need to do is the simple methods you showed me.”
-Todd S.San Nashville, T