Marriage Counseling

Thinking about getting married? Married?

For those looking to get engaged or married, the statistics on marriage these days can be overwhelming. They can look even more discouraging to couples currently hurting.

Most people want a thriving, joyful marriage, and yet many let their marriage slip for a long time before getting any help.

How you feel in your marriage affects more than just you and your spouse. It has impact on your children, your family, your friends, your finances and your performance at work. Marriages that result in divorce have significant impact on the outcome of many other areas of life.

Why let your marriage and surrounding life hurt?

Marriage counseling and/or family counseling are more effective when they’re used proactively and before reaching “the end”. While it will still be helpful then, your odds are much better if you handle things early on.

In counseling, you will begin to heal past hurts, let go of resentments, let go of grief/loss, learn new skills, improve communication, and restore intimacy.

A few of my specialties:

Pre-Engagement/Pre-Marital Counseling:

Start the next phase of your relationship off strong. We will work together to identify what differences and patterns in your lives are likely to become obstacles to your future success as a couple.

Marriage Counseling:

Take your marriage to the next level or bring it back to its former greatness. You and your spouse will learn more effective communication tools, new ways of approaching one another, discover unmet needs and hopes, and will learn about how both of your emotions and stress have impact.

Divorce Recovery Counseling:

You and your spouse have decided that divorce is the right option for you. There is much healing to be done when coping with the loss of not only a partner, but also of dreams and plans that had been made, the perceived loss of a shared history and a new sense of instability.

Heal and discover yourself so that you can go on to being the best version of yourself.

And for those who have families involved, learn how to say connected to the kids.

Affair Recovery Counseling:

There was a break in the trust that defines a solid relationship. You and your partner have decided that your relationship is more important than the affair and you want to work together to heal the broken bond.

Recovery will help you deal with both the significance of the affair itself and the underlying causes that led to the affair. We will work together to lessen resentment, increase trust and build a healthier relationship.