Marriage & Couples Counseling

Provides a safe space to understand your partner’s needs, learn to communicate better, build trust, and resolve conflict faster. This creates a deeper emotional bond which increases intimacy and relational happiness.

Relationships are tough!

Whether you have been married 30 years or been in a committed relationship for 3-months, the biggest challenge couples face is communication.  How our messages are received and processed can create bliss or conflict.  Together we will map each partner’s style and develop compatible communication patterns to reduce conflict. We will rediscover your shared vision and enthusiasm for your relationship and partner. Learn tools to negotiate and compromise when conflict arises.  All couples argue.  I’ll teach you fair fighting and repair techniques to reduce unresolved resentments.  Most importantly, we will create a plan for quality connection time with your significant other.  I work with traditional and non-traditional couples.

There are a number of areas that are commonly explored during marriage/couples counseling. Some examples include:

  • Communication problems
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Intimacy challenges
  • Emotional distance
  • Sexual issues
  • Emotional infidelity
  • Physical infidelity
  • Cyber-cheating
  • Financial Management
  • Family planning

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling assists couples in transitioning from dating to marriage. Gives them information, tools, and skills to improve communication, reduce conflict, increase intimacy, and move from “I” to “We” thinking. It is an opportunity to explore strengths and growth areas as a couple. Help heal past relational wounds, improve ability to resolve future issues quicker and feel connection and love amidst the pressures of planning the wedding.

Couples spend countless hours making sure all the arrangements for the big day are perfect. How much time are you spending learning about your future spouse’s hopes and dreams? Premarital counseling is all about learning how to talk openly and handling conflict with your spouse. It’s about learning to be a team, dividing household responsibilities evenly, setting healthy expectations, and understanding parenting styles. It facilitates an open dialogue around finances. Together we will explore these and many other areas to make sure marital happiness continues long after the honeymoon ends.

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