Whether you are married, dating, or preparing for marriage, counseling can be a great resource to help your relationship thrive and grow. Marriage counseling is often a last-ditch effort to restore a marriage-in-crisis but can also be used as an opportunity for prevention and growth in a new or second-time marriage. Issues often discussed in relationship counseling include: communication and conflict resolution training, forgiveness, infidelity recovery, empathy-building, understanding of emotional needs, family-of-origin wounds, and rebuilding of trust. My goal is to help couples achieve a Gospel-centered marriage founded on humility, grace, authenticity, forgiveness, and unconditional love and security.
Life can be tough, and having a safe, unbiased atmosphere to vent, gain tools, and process through pain can often be an essential part of the healing process. Individual counseling is available for preteens, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Together we identify the problem(s), develop goals for treatment, and work together by looking to the past for insight and the present and future for change. Common issues discussed in individual counseling include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, decision-making, past hurts and trauma, crises of faith, codependency, self-worth struggles, and so on. Individual counseling proactively works at your pace and comfort level to help you find freedom, joy, and healing.
If you are looking to get engaged or married in the near future, premarital counseling is for you! This is a great resource and opportunity to set your marriage on strong footing before you even walk down the aisle. In premarital counseling, you and your fiance' will both utilize the Prepare/Enrich assessment. Prepare/Enrich is the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. It is built on a solid research foundation and significantly improves a couple's relationship. This assessment is custom tailored to your relationship and will provide exercises and tools to build relationship skills. The Prepare/Enrich program covers topics like:
Premarital counseling typically consists of 4-6 sessions and will provide a discount on your marriage license in the state of Florida.