April St. John, MA, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Individual Therapist
9137 Chamberlayne Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
Does your marriage lack the communication skills needed to smoothly navigate the many transitions a couple faces? We will work together to identify the areas within your relationship that may need strengthening. As well as, discover areas that are working from which to build upon to fortify a lasting relationship. I will partner with you in a non-judgmental and compassionate manner to assist you in gaining the tools towards a more balanced life.
Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC
Resident in Counseling
7459 Old Hickory Dr. Ste 105, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
I enjoy working with couples we want to improve their communication. I totally believe that is the one place where we are weakest, in our ability to communicate with our partner. Learning more about ourselves actually can improve our ability to communicate with others, but then we take the next step to learn about our partner. Learning how to show appreciation, understanding and acceptance are the best parts of being together.
Claire Lewis, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
It is true that we all long for strong, healthy, and meaningful relationships. It is also true that every relationship has suffered injuries and stressors that test its strength and health. Couples counseling offers the opportunity to expose places where each partner has injured and received injury and works to develop the empathy and compassion needed to move toward forgiveness and reconciliation. Client's will benefit from an approach that marries insight-oriented family systems theory with pragmatic tools geared toward enhancing each partner's understanding of the other and equipping each partner to better love the other.
Catherine Turner, M.Div., LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5700 W Grace St., Suite 108, Richmond, Virginia 23226
In working with couples, my goal is to discover what each individual wants from the relationship, and collaborate to get there. Several topics that we cover in couples counseling are: improving communication skills, finding ways to compromise and resolve conflict, forgiveness, and exploring ways to create balance in the relationships. Another essential task of couples counseling is to discover how each individual expresses care and affection. Getting on the same page on how each of you gives and receives love is a great step towards deepening your connection to one another.
Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307
We specialize in helping couples, using Emotionally Focused Therapy. This is a complex approach which helps couples (of all sorts) to understand the deep need for safety and connection we all have, innately. When we feel repeatedly disappointed in the connection, or a serious breach such as an affair occurs, people react with protective anger, protesting the loss. Unfortunately, that angry protest often drives the more reticent partner farther away, leaving the first one even more desperate. We help people see that the unhappy cycle they are caught in is responsible for their suffering. And then we help them to find and share their more vulnerable feelings, creating a positive and affirming cycle....
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
A vibrant, fun and fulfilling couple relationship is very much within reach, providing both partners are willing to stretch to achieve the relationship of their dreams. I have developed conscious-love relationship therapy as a tool to energize partners to express self authentically, learn to connect and stretch to realize core inner drives for love and connection, for understanding and contribution. The treatment goals of couples work, ultimately, coincide with each partner achieving personal growth and transformation. As a top notch school, a couple relationship seems to be training ground where you come to understand your partner by better understanding yourself!
Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
300 North Washington Street; # 305, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT is a trained marriage and family therapist and a clinical fellow member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Robyn incorporates systems based theories, along with her training in IMAGO Relationship Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) to help couples - both married and in relationships reach their goals of improving their relationships. We offer couples counseling to couples of any sexual preference.
Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
6204 Old Franconia Rd, Suite A, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Well Marriage Center offers a specialized "couples-friendly" approach that strives to support your relationship and help you succeed. Couples therapy is what we do. We believe most relationships can survive hard times and become stronger and deeper than before. The benefit of Well Marriage Center is a counselor who will get in there with you and actively work with you to identity strengths and empower problem solving. Check out our website for more information!
Kimberly Johnson, LMFT,LPC,RPT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
550 Southlake Blvd. , North Chesterfield , Virginia 23236
Kimberly uses a marital assessment with every couple, Prepare-Enrich is a computer based assessment that you and your spouse will take. To learn more about the marital assessment please visit the website. (www.prepare-enrich.com) The assessment will allow both of you to share information about your personality, family of origin dynamics, views about life, finances, your faith and marital expectations.
Jacqueline Ward-Baker, MA, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
201 Pine Bluff Rd Suite 2, Salisbury, Maryland 21801
Couples can experience all kinds of relationship difficulties. Sometimes counseling is even used to process the end of a relationship. For whatever issue seems to be causing a struggle for both of you, counseling can be a way to sort things out with an objective person providing feedback to both parties. It is not always an easy journey, but a worthwhile effort as all relationships take work!