I offer premarital counseling sessions for individuals who are in a committed relationship or engaged and preparing for greater commitment. I also offer private and group educational classes for nearly and newly committed couples. You must register in advance for a group class as space is limited. The classes will include the PREPARE workbook and light refreshments and snacks. If you and your partner would like to complete the PREPARE Inventory in addition to the class, you may do so for an additional $35 per couple.
- To learn more about my PREPARE/ENRICH Program, click here.
- To learn more about premarital classes, click here.
While this might seem like the same thing as couples or marriage counseling, I understand and specialize in working with newly married couples. The wedding is over and it’s time to relax and enjoy newlywed or committed status with your husband, wife, or partner. However, sometimes the happily ever after can be more challenging than we once thought. Perhaps communication seems ineffective or perhaps conflict is escalating or maybe there seems to be more conflicts about small, insignificant matters. Newlywed adjustment challenges are normal and can be resolved. I can help. I specialize in helping couples to enhance their skills to combat the challenges that often arise during this stage in their lives. Don’t have significant problems, but want to enhance your relationship?
Consider a private class.
Both married/commited and unmarried/uncommitted couples may seek couples counseling for a variety of reasons. The goal of couples counseling is to understand the dynamics of the relationship of the couple to include observing the dynamics that are working for the couple and those that are not working for the couple. Those dynamics that are not working usually cause the relationship to experience strain, frustration, distance, and add stress to the partnership. My training and experience as a marriage and family therapist has prepared me specifically to work with couples. However, while I specialize in couples and relationships, I understand that there are individuals in each relationship with valid perspectives and concerns. This is why I also have to specialize in individual counseling, to meet the needs of each individual involved in a relationship. My approach to couples counseling often includes meeting with the couple for the first session and then meeting with each partner in the relationship individually for the second and third session. Don’t have significant relationship problems, but want to enhance your relationship?
Consider a class.
- To learn more click here.
- Can’t get your partner to come to counseling? Call me anyway.
Are you interested in couples or marriage counseling, but do not know how to fit it into your schedules? Perhaps your commute and the Washington, DC metro area traffic make it too difficult to get to a therapist’s office. Perhaps you and your partner just had a baby or have young children and cannot get to a therapist’s office.
Well, I am now offering home-based couples counseling. I will come to you!
Contact me to today to learn more!
While my specialty is working with couples, I also provide effective and quality counseling for individuals and families. I work quite often with adolescent girls and college-age women regarding anxiety, depressed mood, pressures of school and home, self-esteem, family or peer conflicts and more. Feel free to contact me and we can discuss whether I might be the right person to help you achieve your goals. If we find I may not be the right fit, I’d be happy to recommend a few professionals who may be a better fit.