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COUPLES.  Whether dating, engaged, married, separated, or contemplating divorce, couples therapy may be right for you.  Individuals are already dynamic creatures by themselves.  Connecting two individuals into a relationship compounds the dynamic that can sometimes yield life-halting problems, demanding partners to evaluate the ins and outs before they can move forward.  Couples therapy can be a powerful forum for evaluating relationship goals, learning to communicate in effective ways, building on strengths, learning how to manage conflict, and creating deeper connections.

PRE-MARITAL COUNSELING.  The goal of premarital counseling is to prepare couples for marriage.  Topics discussed include:

  • ​Finances
  • Communication
  • Beliefs and values
  • Roles in marriage
  • Affection and sex
  • Children and parenting
  • Family relationships
  • Decision-making
  • Dealing with anger
  • Time spent together

MARRIAGE COUNSELING.  You said your vows with intention.  You entered into a union with your spouse with deliberation, expecting great times, and knowing there would be tough times.  Unfortunately, it is impossible to fathom what exactly the worst of the worst will look like.  Bitterness, anger, conflict, and nagging.  Extramarital affairs, yelling, hatred, and substance abuse.  Financial catastrophes, and sexual problems.  Mistrust, power, control, and jealousy.  Postpartum marital crises, parenting conflicts, and tension.  Avoidance, disinterest, cold silence, and passive-aggressive communication.  These are issues that often create grave marital discord and can lead to trial separation and even divorce.  Partner relations not only affect one another, but also impact children and jobs.  However, with professional help, you and your partner are afforded the opportunity to sit down in a new, objective environment, with a fresh perspective, and have an incredible opportunity to work through these problems in a manner that you never thought was possible.