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Couples Restoring Passion and Connection

Counseling

 

 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

Intensives

 

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. 

Parenting

 

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. 

"Being the "best you can be" is really only possible when you are deeply connected to another..." -Sue Johnson
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Meeting Kathy

I chose to specialize in couples' counseling in the year 2000. I did so because after 16  years of practice I observed 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 joy in life is directly related to their relationships.

Given this observation, I wanted to be able to be optimally helpful to couples, so I studied the experts in the field. I completed courses in  each of the experts (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 work continuously on getting better.

My husband studied alongside me, and together we practice the principles we have learned and enjoy the benefits of having developed our partnership through the years.    My own experience of risk, responsiveness, and repair in my marriage helps me be directive and tenacious about helping people create the relationship they desire.  

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What the clients are saying ...

“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.”

“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!!”

Credentials

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Daybreak University, 2019-2022, Ph.D (c) in Marriage and Family (in progress)

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 theolog

Ph.D. (c) Marriage and Family Therapy, Daybreak University 2019-2022

 

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

 

Serving greater Atlanta's counseling needs for 36 years.

Good fit?   Let's see!

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