When you feel alone in your relationship, it is the loneliness feeling. Maybe you don’t feel appreciated, noticed, or just overly criticized. You’re missing “the spark,” you once had. You start to feel more like roommates. Maybe you thought everything was going fine, but you just got blindsided. If you are asking yourself serious questions about staying together, don’t do it alone. We have therapists to support you.
Relationships are supposed to be a source of comfort, teamwork and fun. We use counseling exercises to help couples create a new and improved relationship out of any circumstances — from the “unforgivable” infidelity, constant arguing, or just dismissal and more. Investing time and energy in your relationship is invaluable.
Our therapists know personally and professionally about relationships and the impact it can have on your life (both good and bad!).
When your relationship is healthy, it frees you up, you feel happier and have more energy to be successful in your career, family and friendships.
Investing in your relationship today is a gift to yourself and your family. In couples counseling we aim to help you argue less, feel more heard, understood, valued and appreciated. If we’re honest, we want you to just have a lot more fun too!
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Couples Looking to Improve & Connect
Are you missing the “spark” you used to have in your relationship? Are you afraid you’re becoming more like roommates than partners? Do you want to have more fun and connection in your relationship? This is the perfect time to invest in professional support for couples counseling.
Pam helps couples break through the relationship gridlock of defensiveness, using science-based tools. She follows much of the John Gottman research and approach in sessions.
Pam helps her couples develop fondness and admiration to get their needs met, manage conflict, and use grace with mistakes (because no one is perfect!).
She is trained to identify and support clinical issues that may be impacting the relationship as well, including depression, anxiety, bipolar, and grief & loss.
Pam has helped support couples in a wide range of life circumstances–from normal “ruts” to the stress of having a child with autism, ADD/ADHD or developmental disabilities.
Gretchen Zagzebski, MEd, LPC
Young Couples, Pre-Marital Counseling
Are you considering moving in with your partner? Having trouble deciding if your partner is “the one?” Are you engaged? Or needing some support in your new marriage? Then, you’re in the right place.
Gretchen loves helping young couples navigate tricky conversations, and big decisions.
For engaged and newly-weds, Gretchen offers different “Pre-marital” packages with topics and conversation-starters to plan for a strong marriage to last.
While it may sound cliche, Gretchen has seen the truth in “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Meaning, whatever you invest in your couple now — before problems get bigger — is a game-changer for having an awesome, happy relationship!
Are your kids getting ready to leave the house? Are you asking yourself, how did we get here? Are you wondering what life might be like if you divorced or separated? You’re not alone.
Becky is a seasoned professional with 25+ years of clinical counseling experience, along with her own life experience. Becky has supported couples through grief, difficult diagnosis’s, health issues, and parenting challenges, including autism (ASD) and developmental delays.
From her own marriage and motherhood (of now adult children), she understands many of her client’s challenges. Becky uses realistic and empathetic tools, to help couples figure out the best plan for themselves and their families, in the midst of challenges.
Becky knows — personally and professionally– the value of supporting the entire family system, particularly parents.