We are not born knowing how to have a healthy marriage. Marital counseling addresses of learning how to disagree without hurting each other (emotionally or physically) and dealing with financial stress and learning how to manage money together. Financial stress in marriage causes arguing and creates distance within the marital/couple relationship. An issue that couples frequently present with difficulty communicating with each other on issues of parenting, and emotional and physical intimacy.
The hardest years in marriages with kids is when the children are 0-5, and the adolescent years. It is important a couple learn skills and develop insight to what is causing potholes in the journey of their marriage.
Kay utilizes Gottman’s couple therapy model, sand tray therapy, and Susan Johnson’s Emotion-focused therapy. Our first learning experiences surrounding marriage was with our parents. For some people, their parent’s marriage was painful and they did not demonstrate healthy communication skills, forgiveness, healthy boundaries, and there was little to none education around healthy sexuality.
If you are seeking a healthier marriage, or your marital relationship has been wounded by medical illness, trauma, an emotional or sexual affair, pornography or other addictions, harmful words, lack of intimacy, or grief, call Kay today and make an appointment. Be willing to take the step to a better and healthier marriage.