I chose to specialize in couples counseling because, after some years of practice I saw that no matter how healthy a person got through individual therapy or how much self-care and self-validation they could do, they were still not enjoying life to the fullest unless their couplehood felt like a place of passion and connection. Simply put, the quality of a person's relationship is directly correlated with their joy. I wanted to be able to be optimally helpful to couples, so I studied the "masters." I took from each of the "masters" (Hendrix, Gottman, Johnson, Schnarch, and others) and developed my own system of helping couples repair the connection, restore passion, and bring one another joy. It is deeply satisfying, and I continue working on getting better!
My husband studied alongside me, and together we practice the principles we have learned and enjoyed the benefits of having developed our partnership through the years. My own experience in my marriage of risk and repair helps me be directive and tenacious about helping people create the relationship they desire.
Couples intensive sessions based on Imago Relationship Therapy provide a day-long marriage counseling opportunity that helps the two of you understand the crisis and find out what can be done to alleviate the pain and frustration.
During this day, we will have time to explore your situation fully and map out a plan for hope and relief going forward.
Marriage counseling through Imago Relationship Therapy helps couples learn to listen and hear each other again. I am a Certified Imago Therapist.
My husband of 20 years completed the educators track of the Imago Paradigm. Together, we practice Imago tools and principles.
I completed the Level 1 training of Gottman Couples Therapy. My husband is completing the educators track.
I follow the science and tools of Sue Johnson
Building a strong couplehood is the primary task of parenting. Working together to create a culture of support and structure is of paramount importance. Stop being polarized and start creating a unified front that helps your children feel feel safe and secure.
Each parent has a different parenting style. Help your kids get the structure and nurture they need by working well together instead of feeling alone in the process.
Couples Restoring Passion and Connection
"Being the "best you can be" is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another..." -Sue Johnson
What the clients are saying ...
“Kathy was the best! She offered such wonderful feedback and constructive recommendations. I would highly recommend her for premarital counseling. Very useful! Thank you so much!!”
“After each session we both come out feeling as though we have more tools to use in order to continue our re-connection, keep the communication open, and how to deal with certain scenarios when they arise.”
Cumberland University, 1983 BS in English, Teaching Certificate
Georgia State University, 1986, MS in Community Counseling
Richmont University 1984-86, studies in the integration of psychology and theology.
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia since 1988
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Certified in 2001. Current certification and up-to-date Imago Continuing Education Credits.
Gottman Therapy for Couples, 2015
Money Coaching Institute Trainee, 2015
President of Georgia Regional Imago Therapists, 2002-2009
Board Member, Georgia Regional Imago Therapists, 2010
Executive Director, Malachi's Storehouse , an Emergency Food Assistance Program housed at St.Patrick's Episcopal Church, Dunwoody, Georgia
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Serving greater Atlanta's counseling needs for 30years.
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