Premarital Counseling - PREPARE/ENRICH
Are you planning your wedding now? Will you get married soon? Premarital counseling will be a great way to learn about marriage. How do we live together as "we" instead of "you" and "I"? Premarital education reports high levels of marital satisfaction and less likelihood of divorce over five years based on many studies.
is an online research based assessment tool for both married and unmarried couples who want to understand and improve their relationship. By asking key questions, It creates conversation around how they view and envision their marriage. It also helps to address each couple's strengths and the area of challenges. I use this tools to help you communicate many important topics around marriage, such as family traditions, children, financial arrangement, etc.
Couple Therapy - Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
People come to couple therapy mainly want to work on improving their relationship. Both parties present in the session to resolve problems and conflicts that they have not been able to handle effectively on their own. They may share their thoughts and feelings in an appropriate way. Sometime sex therapy could be a part of the therapy.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT is an experiential and systemic approach and the attachment theory is the basis for understanding adult love. Sue Johnson mentioned adult intimacy is the emotional bond. “These bonds address our innate need for security, protection, and contact” (2004). I use EFT for couple therapy and help couples find out their emotional needs and how they have failed to be emotionally accessible and responsive to create a secure emotional bond. Eventually couples will learn to turn to each other other than turn away from each other.
is appropriate for couples who are married or in a long-term committed relationship where breakup is a real possibility but where the leaning out partner has not made a ﬁnal decision. The protocol is not appropriate for “closure counseling” where one party only wants to help the other partner constructively accept a divorce decision.
The goal of discernment counseling
is to help couples have greater clarity and conﬁdence about a direction for their relationship. After discernment counseling, both parties will have a deeper understanding of their relationship and each person’s contributions to the problems.