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All clients will have an initial session to explore the client's concerns, gather pertinent history, and establish goals.  After the initial session, individual, couple/ marital, pre-marital, and/ or family counseling sessions will follow as determined by the counselor and client. EMDR can be incorporated into all types of sessions. All sessions are Christ-centered.

Pre-Marital Counseling
Pre-marital counseling sessions focus on preparing a couple for marriage.Why get pre-marital counseling? The simple answer is to prepare a couple for a healthy, long-lasting, satisfying marriage. 

According to Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) and the SYMBIS Assessment, couples are 31% less likely to get divorced if they get some form of pre-marital counseling. And, couples who participate in pre-marital counseling experience a 30% increase in marital success and satisfaction.


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All of the information on this website is provided for your informational/ resourceful benefit only. This in no way should be construed as professional mental health counseling or as a substitute for therapy you receive from a mental health professional. This site and it's author will not be liable for any direct, consequential or other damages resulting from the negligent use of this site or it's agents. Use of this site constitutes understanding and acceptance of these provisions.
157 Hampton Point Drive, Ste 1
Saint Augustine, FL 32092

phone (904) 910-1650
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Pre-marital counseling may include both conjoint sessions (sessions with the couple together) and individual sessions for each partner.  Counseling focuses on the couple's relationship, not some preconceived notion of what a relationship should be. The couple will complete the SYMBIS Assessment, which provides important insight on many factors and dynamics, including influence of family of origin, finances, spirituality,  expectations about roles, and sexual satisfaction.

Individual Counseling
Sessions primarily involve one person (the patient/client) with the therapist and focus on the client's progress.  Sessions may explore the client's history, family of origin (parents, siblings), current family (if applicable), and coping strategies.  Couple and/or family therapy sessions may be added, as applicable.

Couple/Marriage Counseling
Sessions primarily involve a couple, that is, two people who are in a relationship.  There are no requirements about their marital status or the length of their relationship.  Couple counseling is about the couple and their specific concerns, which may include communication difficulties, sexual problems, and/or just feeling that something is missing. Their history together and their individual histories, what each person has brought to the relationship will be explored.  This may involve reviewing each person's family of origin, including values and beliefs about relationships.  Couple counseling will include both conjoint sessions (sessions with the couple together) and individual sessions for each partner.  Counseling focuses on the couple's specific concerns and goals, not some preconceived notion of what a relationship should be.

Family Counseling
Sessions primarily involve two or more members of a family. There are many definitions of what makes a family.  It can be a biological family, divorced family, step-family, or a blended family. Families may experience a range of problems, including communication, discipline of children, unity of parents, mutual respect, and feeling a sense of belonging.  Step-families and blended families may experience additional problems such as adjusting and becoming a family. Counseling focuses on helping family members to get along better and the family become stronger.

Group Counseling
Sessions involve a group of people with common problems and/or goals.  A therapist serves as a leader for the group and facilitates discussion.  Groups are as structured or flexible as the members need.  During each session members are given the opportunity to participate. Group members are encouraged to participate to gain the most value.   Groups are usually limited to10 members for maximum benefit. 

Workshops
Workshops often provide a unique opportunity to explore topics such as: marriage, communication, stress management, parenting, and grief/ loss.

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