...because sometimes we need to return to the Story of Us...
Communication, romance, friendship, and intimacy can all be marred by harshness, betrayal, trauma and pain from the past. Through the integration of science (Gottman Method) with faith, hope and love--we help you re-write the Story of Us.
What's the point of marriage? "We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness' Beverly Clark (Susan Sarandon's character) from the film Shall We Dance.
Here's how we help. After an initial couples session, we send an evidence based questionnaire called the Relationship Check-up that gives your provider the "bigger picture" of the relationship. Next, your provider has a one-time interview, shorter in duration, with each partner individually. By the next session, your therapist offers feedback and lays out a plan for how you will be helped and then you get to work. In-office visits are skill-building toward deeper connection. Your therapist is more of a coach than a referee. You receive tools that work and when you put them in to practice at home, things begin to change.
REGULAR VISITS--Sometime couples come for an initial session and then schedule weekly or bi-weekly for an additional 5 or 6 visits. If you feel like your therapist is a good fit, go ahead and schedule the visits so you can have them and commit to the process of keeping them.
INTENSIVES-some couples prefer to come for a three-day intensive. These are 5-6 hours each day, not including a break for lunch. Couples report huge benefits to get this much work done in a short period of time and feel they accomplished several months of work in a weekend. Message or call us if you would like to schedule an intensive.