It is important to know what to expect when you come to therapy.  We will listen to you without judgment, and will collaborate to help you find a sense of hope and balance in life again!

People seek individual counseling for many reasons: depression, anxiety, grief, loss, shame, trauma, low self-esteem, difficulty understanding emotions, and much more. Sometimes, life may feel unmanageable. Counseling offers an effective way of solving problems by providing a safe, confidential environment where you can freely discuss your situation and develop the strength and insight necessary for identifying solutions and achieving a happier life.

There are times when the burdens are so great that it seems impossible to reconcile. We believe it takes great courage to reach out and seek the advice of a therapist. We take this process seriously as we work together with our couples. If it becomes clear that both partners need additional support, the therapist may recommend that each partner receives individual counseling during this process.

There are several key components to a lasting relationship including: Trust, Courage, Respect, Active Listening, Validation, Honesty, Communication and Commitment to name just a few ideals that we explore together. These are some of the secrets to making a great relationship work. 

There are many warning signs that a couple may ignore. 

They include but are not limited to the following:

  • Isolation from partner
  • Domestic Violence
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Physical or emotional infidelity
  • Financial stressors
  • Illness or death of a loved one 
  • Family member involvement; change of living arrangements
  • Children leaving the home
  • Change in job

Our encouragement to you is to do all you can to make sure that all options have been explored prior to ending a relationship. We look forward to working with you. 

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.” David Richo