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Relationships & Couples
Our marriage counseling approach is positive, and we may meet with you both individually and jointly. We show you how you may build on your strengths as you enjoy deepening your emotional bond and stabilizing and strengthening your relationship.In our marriage or couples counseling, we create a warm, safe environment for intimate, authentic self-disclosure. We guide spouses or partners to nurturingly and supportively listen to and compassionately understand each other’s deep thoughts and feelings. We help you to identify specific goals for your marriage.
Premarital Counseling is available to couples who want to learn certain skills that will enhance their relationship whether they intend to marry or not. It also will help couples pinpoint specific areas of conflict they may potentially encounter.
Such skills include: communication techniques, intimacy enhancing techniques, and conflict resolution techniques.
Gottman Marriage Therapy
Couples get themselves in a rut in a number of ways, whether it is because of communication difficulty, unmet needs in the relationship, or life stresses. Together, we will determine what is getting in the way of a great relationship and develop specific techniques to break through those difficulties, which will lead to a happier marriage. My approach to couples therapy is very active. You will receive tasks to try during the week, which will help replace old habits and allow for a healthy marriage.
Active Parenting will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life. These classes will demonstrate a proven-effective approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children.
3D Parenting: Designed to teach you how to overcome challenges of raising children. With 3D parenting you will learn resilience skills, communication, avoid thinking traps, and build confidence.
Active Parenting: Active Parenting will give you skills to achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life. These classes will demonstrate a proven-effective approach to parenting that will lead to more harmony and happiness for you and your children. 4 week series plus in home and individual sessions available.
Parenting with LOVE & LOGIC: Love & Logic uses empathy, hope and humor to build up the adult-child relationship. This program uses Love, logic with emphasizes on respect and dignity for both self and your children. Learn how to set limits in a positive loving way and allow children to grow through their mistakes and life with the consequences of their choices.
TransParenting: Helps moves love ones through a period of significant change, when dealing with divorce, separation, and non-traditional co-parenting relationships. This workshop will help guild the family in co-parenting children in healthy ways.
Family issues are tough. Emotions. Personal needs. Your childrens’ needs. On-going relationships. It can feel completely overwhelming. And if you’re contemplating divorce, you already know how hard it is. Even if you and your spouse have a relatively cooperative relationship, it can feel numbing when you add in the heartache of your dreams falling apart combined with the practical concerns of finding ways to move forward both personally and financially.
But you do have choices.
You have a choice in resolving these questions:
Litigation: Expensive, uncertain and adversarial. You both pay for lawyers to speak for you so that a judge who knows hardly anything about you will decide your parenting and financial fates. And afterwards, the relationship between a spouse or ex-spouse seldom gets better after a knock-down fight in court.
Mediation: A neutral mediator helps you have a conversation about the legal and financial questions that all divorcing couples must face. Even if you have a separate legal adviser, you both speak for yourself and you both pay much less. And importantly, the people who know the most about you and your children make all the decisions: You!
Divorce mediation allows both parties to identify, negotiate and resolve the issues raised by the
decision to divorce. The mediator establishes firm ground rules and a comfortable environment so that emotionally charged issues can be discussed. The mediator helps both spouses gather necessary information and review it systematically. A mediator often helps formulate a more creative solution than the court could offer. When parenting agreements and financial distribution plans are made by the spouses themselves, there is a better chance of meeting the needs of the entire family.
All that’s required to make a divorce mediation successful is for both people to show up willing to negotiate and open to compromise. Don’t reject mediation just because you and your spouse see a particular issue very differently — in other words, don’t give up before you’ve begun. Mediation is a powerful process and many cases that seem impossible to resolve at the beginning end up in a settlement if everyone is committed to the process.
- to be open to compromise, and
- to really listen and try to understand your spouse’s point of view