My guess is that you landed on my website because you are looking for some type of couples counseling or premarital counseling. I am so glad that you are reaching out for help and wanting to invest in your relationship.
Since I opened my practice in 2014, my schedule has been consistently filled with couples who are wanting the same as you—a better relationship that is “bulletproof” from everyday life stressors. Seeing couples in a long-term, weekly counseling has been one way, but not the only way, in which I provide support to couples.
- Thanks to an astonishing work of Dr. Sue Johnson and mentorship of Patti Swope, Misti Klarenbeek-McKenna, Dr. Lisa Palmer-Olsen, Dr. Sharon Chatkupt Lee, George Faller and many more, I started providing an unconventional, yet super fun way to support couples in creating a relationship that they always wanted.
Couples Counseling Class (CCC) is a one-day, private course just for the two of you, and me—the therapist. It is an educational and experiential couples’ class that is based on the most empirically supported marriage model in the world—Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), pioneered by Dr. Sue Johnson and Less Greenberg and based on Dr. Johnsons’ latest work, Hold Me Tight. Research studies have found that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and 90 % show significant improvements through the use of EFT.
My main goal during the class is to teach you what “being in a relationship” is all about, so that you can understand the science behind it and support your relationship in a right way. Yes, improving communication is important, and after this class you will get ideas of how to do that, AND my hope is that you will get WAY more out of this class than just how to talk nicer to one another.
CCC is an excellent premarital counseling tool. It can be an amazing and thoughtful gift a for a couple that just got married or one that you care about. It is a great option for seasoned marriage or any committed relationship.
Question: If you knew that you only get to drive one car for your entire life time, how well would you take care of that car? Well, taking care of your relationship is not any different.
There are two reasons why I started offering this class. One, because we often don’t get an accurate education on how to be in relationships and how to make them successful. Usually, the only training on relationships that we get is from our primary caregivers, who got their training from their caregivers. The problem with this type of “generational” learning is that, sometimes even without us knowing, we perpetuate the same mistakes.
Also, what is fascinating to me is that we go to various work trainings and work conferences so that we can be better employees; however, we seldom go to trainings on how to be better partners. Why is that? At the end of the day, aren’t relationships with our loved ones the most important ones?
The second reason why I started offering this course is because I believe that the information offered in the class is a “prerequisite” to successful couples counseling. If you choose to do regular couples counseling after taking this class, I am certain that you will make progress faster.
Based on my experience as a couples therapist, I will share with you some funny stories from my own marriage that will shine a light on the fact that even couples therapists can get stuck in their own relationships, but most importantly, I will show you how to get unstuck.
What can you learn in CCC?
How is CCC different from conventional Couples Counseling?
Why choose CCC over Couples Counseling?
Will I still need Couples Counseling after CCC?
I am not sure. However, what I am confident about is that you will get a clear sense of whether or not traditional couples counseling is something that will benefit the two of you. My hope is that if you decide to do couples counseling, you will have a new understanding of why the two of you are stuck and how to address it.
Here is what CCC will look like:
Who is CCC NOT good for?
Who is the facilitator?
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