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.
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.
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.