We want to stay together and argue less often.

Couples who want to stay together and argue less often are motivated to make changes but need additional tools. You and your mate might have read books or taken classes in communication skills, yet have not been able to manage your conflict. Allow us to lead you through a process that research shows will take you to the heart of the conflict and bring lasting change in the way you communicate with one another. This process is called Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, or EFT for short. Instead of going 'round and 'round arguing over the same topics and ending up more disconnected than ever, we will work together to get to the heart of the matter, which grows your understanding and compassion toward one another. Why not take time to invest in your relationship and improve your communication and connection?

We are not sure if we want to stay together.

Many couples end up divorcing simply because they are not sure how to stay together. Their issues seem too complicated to unravel. Perhaps one of you is leaning into the marriage, and one of you is leaning out. This uncertainty prevents you from being able to trust one another enough to open up in marriage counseling. Discernment Counseling, a short-term counseling method developed by Bill Doherty, allows each of you to explore the reasons to leave or stay and then touch base throughout the process. While research shows that couples who engage in individual counseling are more likely to end their relationship, Discernment Counseling is a partnered effort to consider all that would be lost with divorce. Why not remember how much you have invested, and consider what would be lost in leaving or gained in taking new steps to engage one another?

We want to stay together, but we have hurt one another deeply.

As the saying goes, "We hurt the ones we love the most." Couples who want to stay together but have hurt one another struggle with how to repair the broken trust. As children, we are rarely taught an effective method for repair that goes beyond "Say you're sorry!" Some couples stumble through ways to repair, but most of us want to learn how to repair. Research has shown that there are two effective repair processes, depending on the level of hurt that the injured partner has experienced. The process for each is simple, profound, and life-changing. Why not take time to learn how to repair the hurt and find healing for your relationship?

 

Couples Counseling

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Discernment Counseling

Attachment Repair

Marriage Intensives here

Rates

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Initial Session

$150, 80 minutes, licensed therapist
$120, 80 minutes, associate therapist
Continuing Sessions
$130, 50 minutes, licensed therapist
$100, 50 minutes, associate therapist

Discernment Counseling
Initial Session

$200, 80 minutes, licensed therapist
$160, 80 minutes, associate therapist
Continuing Sessions
$200, 80 minutes, licensed therapist
$160, 80 minutes, associate therapist

Attachment Repair
Initial Session

$150, 80 minutes, licensed therapist
Continuing Sessions
$130, 50 minutes, licensed therapist

Marriage Intensives
$1,200 for two days of 4 hours/day, licensed therapist
$1,800 for three days of 4 hours/day, licensed therapist

Hold Me Tight Marriage Workshops
$500 for two days in a group workshop setting
See our workshop site, Hold Me Tight North Georgia for more