Pre-marital & Marriage Counseling

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John Gottman, renowned researcher and therapist for marital stability and relationship analysis  says the lack of adequate repair following an argument is the biggest contributor to marital unhappiness and divorce.

As a result of counseling, couples improve emotion regulation and healthy communication skills to resolve problems new and old.

We aren’t systematically taught how to cultivate and communicate in a healthy, romantic relationship. This leaves us stumbling around trying to scrape together what results in a deficient skill set, a faulty approach, and damaging interactions with our partner.

Your love life can be exponentially more fulfilling when you give it time and attention with Alison, a trained professional, who will make your exploration and skill acquisition easier, focused, efficient, and effective.

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Marriage Counseling

Efficacy of couples therapy is dependent upon the level of motivation and commitment of both partners, as well as their preparedness to acknowledge and understand their own roles in the relationship.

My role as your therapist is not to take sides, but rather to learn about and assess your relationship from an objective view, and help you learn skills and use tools in order to enjoy your partner and your relationship again.

Are you…

  • Feeling disconnected from your partner?
  • Feeling easily enraged in communication with your significant other?
  • Committed to staying in your relationship but feel at a loss for how to improve your connection?
  • Struggling to address issues like finances, parenting, scheduling and chores calmly and effectively?
  • Recognizing red flags in your relationship but aren’t sure what to do about them?
  • You love your partner but the spark and excitement is gone?
  • Not sure you still love your partner?
  • Are you and/or your partner conflict avoidant?
  • Engaging in heated power struggles with your partner?

Marital or couple counseling repairs  damage in your relationship due to disappointment, disillusionment, and resentment. Falling in love is fun and easy. Love that stands the test of time involves attention to beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in new ways.

Find connection and have fun together again!

Arguing does not mean you are not a good match for your partner and can, in fact, be a vehicle for improving your relationship. Put a stop to reoccurring arguments, and transform your relationship into one that encourages growth, good energy, and reward.

Relationship therapy is appropriate for couples who are: dating, pre-marital, newly-weds, new parents, facing difficult life changes, and those looking to amicably dissolve their partnership.

Our sessions together will help dramatically improve your understanding of effective partnerships and communication skills to put an end to your cycle of frustration.

Marriage Counseling

Are you wanting to…

  • Find feelings of trust, commitment, connection, and romantic love that have escaped your partnership?
  • Feel heard, understood, and respected by your partner?
  • Explore new sexual experiences with you partner, but you’re afraid s/he will be offended, angry, sad, disinterested or disappointed?
  • Consider or improve upon a polyamorous or other non-monogamous arrangement?

My office is a productive space for exploration and positive growth in your relationship.

Marriage Counseling

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Pre-Marital Counseling

On your wedding day, walk down the aisle feeling grounded, confident, and genuinely excited about making a new and lasting commitment to your partner!

AK Counseling, Inc. (AKCI) allows for peace of mind on your wedding day by preparing you for a life of love, passion, challenges, and changes.

Together we talk through AKCI’s comprehensive marital preparation guide. This covers the 12 most vital topics for couples to discuss prior to marriage. From goals and expectations to family, children, communication, finances and more.

  Check out AK Counseling’s Pre-Marital Gift Packages!    

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