Monte King, Th.M., M.A.
106 Mission Ct , Ste 802, Franklin, TN
Couples are together in hope of enriching their lives by having a primary loving relationship. My years of experience working with couples have taught me that happiness in a relationship is less about "finding the right person", and more about developing the art of love through each partner becoming more attentive to the needs of the other, more accepting of who the other is, more appreciative of what they do, more affectionate in the way the other longs for, and more allowing of the other's personal growth and freedom within the context of a committed relationship. These are the Five "A's" of relationships. (thanks, David Richo!)
Travis R. Hill, LPC/MHSP, DCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
106 Mission Ct. #201, Franklin, TN
Marriage and Couples Counseling helps when relationships have been troubled for a while. It also serves in acute crisis conditions when either partner is frustrated, hysterical, lonely or misunderstood. Remember, marriage counseling could also be used as a preventive medicine if done on the right time and early on. It offers you tools for communication, expression of feelings, and problem-solving within a relationship.
Weston Crafton, MMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist, Couples Therapist, Medical Family Therapist
2090 Oxford Glen Dr. Suite 600, Franklin, TN
Often times I hear couples complain about not being able to "communicate". Does this sound familiar? It's usually because both partners are stuck in a cycle of defending against the comments of the other. This cycle prevents each partner from being able to say what they are really feeling and to express what they really need in that moment. Couples therapy is about building a secure attachment in your relationship. I will help you identify the cycle you and your partner find yourselves in, help you realize what your underlying needs are, and learn to be able to communicate those in the moment so that you can create a new cycle of relationship security and fulfillment.
Ramon Presson, Ph.D, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
106 Mission Court / Suite 802, Franklin, TN
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." -- The opening line of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel "Anna Karenina" There are consistent guiding principles found in healthy & happy couples. How they communicate; how they negotiate differences; how they handle stress; how they seek to get their emotional needs met AND how they respond to unmet needs. Every couple must engage those issues. Couples counseling that is practical & solution-focused can equip couples to resolve impasses and restore closeness. When you get right down to it, being close and enjoying closeness is what we all want. The good news is that it's within reach and not too much to ask for.