Couples In couples therapy, we utilize a variety of techniques depending on how you are uniquely struggling. We consider the strengths of each person and the relationship as we explore communication, differences in family history and the wounds that have been created in the relationship. We do this in effort to create a closer connection, heal wounds and communicate effectively in the context of personality style. Common topics that emerge in couples therapy include: affair recovery conflict blended families abuse communication pornography sexual challenge
Marriage Preparation Many couples work so hard to make sure every detail of the big day are just right. Plan for your life together and invest in your marriage just as much as you invest in the day. Our therapists usually encourage couples to take the PREPARE/ENRICH premarital and marital assessment to target specific areas of growth as well as affirm the areas that you are thriving in. Being emotionally prepared for the big day is as important as the physical preparation for the big event. Common topics that are discussed in our premarital counseling include, finances, family of origin patterns, expectations about sex, roles, effective communication, communication patterns, conflict resolution styles, and assessment for unique challenges. Marriage preparation can prevent surprises and problems before they begin.
Family Therapy Our therapists are trained in systemic therapy which means that they are trained to observe and spot styles of communicating and interacting that often result in the family feeling disconnected and wounded. Many families get stuck in disfunctional ways of interacting and need help getting "unstuck" in the safety of our office. By trying a variety of techniques, our therapists help families understand each others burdens and help facilitate greater connection. When one person in the family struggles, everyone in the family is impacted and when the family struggles, every member of the family is impacted personally. Families often find themselves stuck in patterns that become very frustrating and difficult to change on their own. Whether your family is struggling with major life changes such as separation, divorce, blending families, conflict, or other struggles, we would love to come alongside of you and your family to help family become a safe place of healing, restoration and discovery for each member.