Helping people improve their most important relationships.
Marriage / Couples Counseling
Has nearly every conversation become a battle? Have you stopped trying to connect and just accepted the emotional distance between you? Maybe you have started to wonder if you'd be better off alone.
Marriage is a promised relationship that is meant to assure both partners of life-long love and security. When those emotional bonds get stressed or broken, one or both partners can feel deep loneliness and fear. It's the very opposite of what you expected when you began your marriage!
Quality marriage therapy is about helping you both understand your core emotional expectations, needs, and patterns. It helps you work together to restore a happier love relationship, even if some problems persist. It's not a quick fix, but with time, it can bring you back together.
As a marriage and family therapist, family relationships are my specialty. My unique expertise is working with long-term marriage partners considering separation, divorce or managing other major life changes. I also work with unmarried or partnered couples with the same tools and skills, including couples who are considering marriage and want to learn more about how they can and will function together.
Discernment Counseling: I also work with couples who feel on the brink of divorce, but would benefit from guided conversations, alone and with their spouse, about the next steps for their marriage.
Unsure about talking with a couple therapist? I understand your hesitation. While facing your problems may feel scary, therapy means you don't struggle alone. And most couples who work with a skilled relationship counselor experience positive change; you don't just have to cut your losses and walk away. I hope you'll consider reaching out for help and support.
I see a wide range of individual clients, adolescents to seniors, who hope to improve their emotional functioning. Because I practice from a systems perspective, I'll ask about your family of origin, close relationships, life decisions, core values and personal resources. From there, we'll aim for your healing and growth.
I have particular skill and experience helping individual clients with relationship problems, personality and identity issues, anxiety, and issues of grief, loss, and chronic illness.
With professional training in both theology and mental health, I enjoy helping clients better utilize the resources of their own spirituality to generate healing and renewal.
Families who are managing significant stress, especially those with painful parent/child relationships, newly divorced or blended/remarried families, and those experiencing the sudden death of a loved one, may find it healing to see a therapist for coaching and encouragement.
Families can be seen together, in small groups of siblings, multi-generationally, or in any combination of relationship.
Appointments / How to Contact Me
I see clients at my private office at The Summit Executive Offices building, 1500 McAndrews Rd. West, Burnsville, Minnesota. Daytime & early evening sessions are by appointment only.
Please contact me by telephone at : 612-735-2229. Confidential voice mail can be left for me 24 hours a day, and I'll return your call as soon as possible.
Marriage, Family & Individual Counseling - Burnsville, Minnesota
Inspiring Change LLC Marriage and Relationship Counseling