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Kristi Schwegman, LCSW

Kristi Schwegman, LCSW

Couples, Premarital, & Marriage Therapist | Also Specializes in Christian Counseling

The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a complimentary 15 - 20 minute consultation. Depending on your therapist’s availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

Kristi has had a passion for helping others her entire life. She was a hospice social worker for ten years, which were some of the most rewarding years of her life. Kristi currently enjoys mentoring women at her church through a program that identifies limiting beliefs and replacing them with empowering truths. Both of these things have changed Kristi’s perspective on relationships, purpose, and happiness.

In-Person and Virtual

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$155+/session
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At HWP, Kristi is devoted to working with couples. She is enthusiastic about uncovering the negative patterns that keep couples stuck and uses proven techniques to work towards creating healthier connections for more satisfying relationships. Kristi works with couples in various phases of life- premarital, marital, or those inquiring about future discernment of the relationship.

Kristi believes that therapy is an empowering, collaborative process done in a safe and trustworthy setting, and works from an eclectic theoretical perspective. She has an empathetic but challenging approach to her practice.

Kristi is equipped to help you master a positive mindset, maintain strong relationships, develop healthy coping mechanisms, create daily habits, make wise decisions with less regret, understand how your brain works, conquer limiting beliefs, navigate life’s transitions successfully, and help you find the joy in your life.

Kristi is a wife, mother, daughter, friend, bookworm, music lover, Jesus follower, blue-green temperament, and a 4w5 wing.

Education

Education

Masters, Clinical Social Work, University of Georgia

Education

Specialized Training

  • PREPARE/ENRICH Certified Facilitator
  • Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I & II
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples
  • Relational Life Therapy, Level 1
  • Re:New Life Mentoring: Christian Women’s Mentor and Program Trainer
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Brainspotting, Level 1
Education

Credentials

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • State of Georgia (CSW004594)

Kristi's Blog Posts

A Good Apology 

A Good Apology 

A meaningful apology is more than just muttering the words, “I’m sorry.” Learning how to make amends in a meaningful way that resonates with the other person will lead back

6 Ways to End the Victim Mindset

6 Ways to End the Victim Mindset

A Victim Mindset A victim mindset can be defined as a person that tends to recognize themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and behaves as if

Book Summary: In Each Other’s Care: A Guide to the Most Common Relationship Conflicts and How to Work Through Them by Stan Tatkin

Book Summary: In Each Other’s Care: A Guide to the Most Common Relationship Conflicts and How to Work Through Them by Stan Tatkin

Few things are more frustrating than repeating the same fight with your partner. While conflict in any relationship is inevitable, healing is possible.

Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

Disappointment is one of the most frequently experienced emotions, often with high intensity.  However, few of us really know how to deal with it.

Book Summary: What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Book Summary: What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey

Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened

Book Summary: Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin

Book Summary: Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin

Every person is wired for love differently, with different habits, needs, and reactions to conflict. The good news is that most people’s minds work in predictable ways and respond well

Terry Real’s Seesaw System

Terry Real’s Seesaw System

What is the Seesaw Analogy? It’s a system that challenges you to change your own behavior rather than waiting for the other person to change. Learn more.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

The Lies We Tell Ourselves

Let’s take a look at some common lies we tell ourselves so that we can begin to replace them with our truth and start living healthier, happier lives.

Discovering Your Core Values

Discovering Your Core Values

Core values point the needle of your compass, illuminating the pathway toward living a meaningful life, a life filled with passion and purpose.  Instead of allowing outside influences to shape

Understanding Temperament

Understanding Temperament

Words. We all use them. We all listen to them. We all communicate with them.They’re helpful. They’re useful. They’re beneficial.But yet, they can wound, destroy, and wreck our lives.Do you

Book Summary: Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa Terkeurst

Book Summary: Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa Terkeurst

Lysa TerKeurst helps you stop the dysfunction of unhealthy relationships by showing you biblical ways to set boundaries–and, when necessary, say goodbye–without losing the best of who you are.

Winning and Losing Strategies for Relationships

Winning and Losing Strategies for Relationships

We all want to win, right?  Here are some super easy ways to win in your relationships (as well as come out a loser) according to Terry Real, internationally recognized family

Book Summary: Us Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship by Terrance Real

Book Summary: Us Getting Past You and Me to Build a More Loving Relationship by Terrance Real

Not much is harder than figuring out how to love your partner in all their messy humanness—and there’s also not much that’s more important. Us is a groundbreaking guide to

Emotional Flooding: What It Is and How To Manage It

Emotional Flooding: What It Is and How To Manage It

Do you get overwhelmed during arguments? Does something take over inside of you when you get angry? Flooding may be to blame. 

Questions to Ask Yourself… Before Blaming Your Partner

Questions to Ask Yourself… Before Blaming Your Partner

Use these questions to help you pivot your stance and empower you to see the choices you have control over. 

A Conversation Template (for Tough or Sensitive Subjects)

A Conversation Template (for Tough or Sensitive Subjects)

The goal of this template is to be able to discuss a topic where you both feel heard and understood.  Using this format can help reduce flooding or escalation that

The Power in a Verse- Philippians 4:6-9

The Power in a Verse- Philippians 4:6-9

True peace isn’t found solely in our positive thinking, our good feelings, or in our relationships with ourselves or others. It comes from God and knowing that He is in

Book Summary: Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lisa Terkeurst

Book Summary: Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lisa Terkeurst

Forgiving does not happen overnight. It is a long road but it’s doable. Our freedom is in forgiving and letting go of pain.

Book Summary: The Rewired Brain by Dr. Ski Chilton

Book Summary: The Rewired Brain by Dr. Ski Chilton

Most of us don’t realize that we have a surprising amount of control over our own thoughts and behaviors and can unintentionally influence our brains negatively, causing cycles of bad

Unhealthy Communication Habits To Be Aware Of & How to Respond Instead

Unhealthy Communication Habits To Be Aware Of & How to Respond Instead

Interested in learning assertive and healthy communication approaches? This blog shares 26 different ways that your communication patterns are harming your relationships and how to respond instead.

Building an Effective Self-Care Toolkit

Building an Effective Self-Care Toolkit

Consistent self-care increases your threshold of stability and tolerance over time.  The best way to go about this is to create your own self-care toolbox. Use the categories and examples in

Book Summary: Fierce Intimacy by Terry Real

Book Summary: Fierce Intimacy by Terry Real

This renowned author offers a revolutionary way of living in connection―one that allows you to cherish your partner, yourself, and your relationship in equal measure.

17 Common Thinking Errors: How to Identify and Replace Them

17 Common Thinking Errors: How to Identify and Replace Them

Do you believe everything you think? You shouldn’t! It’s easy for our brains to make assumptions or twist thoughts to help them fit a certain narrative that it’s created.

7 Ways to Learn From Your Mistakes

7 Ways to Learn From Your Mistakes

Mistakes are what you did, not who you are. When we react without pausing, use insecurity and fear to drive our choices, or find the quickest way to get by,

How to Create Margin in Your Life

How to Create Margin in Your Life

As a culture, we are constantly juggling multiple balls simultaneously, with little to no time for ourselves. Intentionally create the margin you need to keep yourself in a positive, grateful

Tips on How to Be a Better Listener

Tips on How to Be a Better Listener

Did you know that there are better ways to listen than others? Better listening skills can help your relationships grow stronger and healthier as you each feel heard and understood.

How to Identify and Get Your Emotional Needs Met

How to Identify and Get Your Emotional Needs Met

Everyone has their own unique set of emotional needs, that are the product of your upbringing, your genetic predisposition, your identity, and other individual factors. Understanding our emotional needs empowers us

How to Make Repairs in Your Relationships

How to Make Repairs in Your Relationships

The healthiest relationships repair early and often and also have lots of strategies for how to repair. Since every relationship is different, finding the repair strategies that work for you

Book Summary: Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley

Book Summary: Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley

Break free from the destructive power of guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy.

Book Summary: Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

Book Summary: Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson over 20 years ago and practiced all over the world, EFT has been heralded by Time magazine and the New York Times as the couple

Book Summary: Every Breath We Take by Terry Wardle

Book Summary: Every Breath We Take by Terry Wardle

Christians are desperate for intimacy with the Lord. While grateful for all he has done, we long to encounter his presence in our daily lives. Amazingly, God desires the same

Book Summary for We Love Each Other, But…

Book Summary for We Love Each Other, But…

We Love Each Other, But…offers simple, practical tips that will help you restore and strengthen a relationship that has gone off track. It lays out the nuts and bolts of

Book Summary for Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

Book Summary for Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions

Do you ever feel like your emotions are working against you? Though we may find ourselves stuffing down emotions, exploding with emotions, or reacting somewhere in between, Lysa TerKeurst assures

How to Apply the Book of James Into Your Daily Life

How to Apply the Book of James Into Your Daily Life

With a focus on patience, the power of words, relationships, and taking action, this post will help you apply the Book of James into your daily life.

21 Days to a Positive Mindset | Journal Prompts & Affirmations

21 Days to a Positive Mindset | Journal Prompts & Affirmations

Strategically written journal prompts and affirmations have been chosen to get you thinking in a positive direction.

How to Stop Playing the Blame Game

How to Stop Playing the Blame Game

Learn to accept responsibility, to stop using blame as a scapegoat, lower your defenses, and begin to realize the starring role you play in your life.

Understanding Temperament

Understanding Temperament

Words. We all use them. We all listen to them. We all communicate with them.They’re helpful. They’re useful. They’re beneficial.But yet, they can wound, destroy, and wreck our lives.Do you

Feeling Irritable? 15 Ways to Feel Less Irritable

Feeling Irritable? 15 Ways to Feel Less Irritable

Mental health challenges have been on the rise, especially since Covid and all that has transpired since 2020. Even if you’re not struggling with diagnosable mental health concerns, you may

How to Find a Marriage Counselor

How to Find a Marriage Counselor

Marriages have rough patches, stressful transitions, and unexpected tragedies. It’s normal and healthy to realize that you need help. Here are a few tips for finding a good marriage counselor.

Happy vs. Unhappy Couples: The 5-to-1 Magic Ratio

Happy vs. Unhappy Couples: The 5-to-1 Magic Ratio

To understand the difference between happy and unhappy couples, John Gottman, a leader in couples research and therapy, began doing longitudinal studies of couples in the 1970s.  From his research,

1 Corinthians 13: How It Can Radically Help Your Relationships  (Without Needing to be a Christian)

1 Corinthians 13: How It Can Radically Help Your Relationships (Without Needing to be a Christian)

Most of us are familiar with 1 Corinthians 13.  It’s often recited at weddings and plastered on knick-knacks.  But what can it teach us about our relationships?  How can it

What is Negative Sentiment Override? And How Can It Affect My Relationship?

What is Negative Sentiment Override? And How Can It Affect My Relationship?

Negative feelings toward your partner can creep up on you as days, months, and years go by. This may be why couples, on average, are six years late to start

6 Conflict Skills to Master for Better Relationships

6 Conflict Skills to Master for Better Relationships

We all have conflicts.  It’s impossible to see eye-to-eye in every conversation and hold the same perspective with everyone we communicate with.  So how do we manage conflicts, minimize frustration,

Stop Procrastinating! 15 Ways to Stop Making Excuses

Stop Procrastinating! 15 Ways to Stop Making Excuses

Do you make excuses?  Do you justify and list a myriad of reasons why you should or shouldn’t do something? 

5 Common Reasons for Seeking Couples Therapy

5 Common Reasons for Seeking Couples Therapy

Making the choice to go to couples counseling is a big step. Additionally, if you aren’t familiar with what therapy is all about, it can feel mysterious and confusing.

7 Toxic Communication Patterns Impacting Your Relationship

7 Toxic Communication Patterns Impacting Your Relationship

Healthy communication leads to a healthy connection with others.  Likewise, unhealthy communication leads to an unhealthy connection.

10 Ways to Worry Less (Plus 10 Affirmations to Help Alleviate Your Worries!)

10 Ways to Worry Less (Plus 10 Affirmations to Help Alleviate Your Worries!)

When you start practicing these 10 worry snatchers, watch your life change. The positive reinforcement that will naturally occur will keep you practicing to let those worries go.

What Does the Word “Holistic” Mean? The Six Components of Holistic Health & Wellness

What Does the Word “Holistic” Mean? The Six Components of Holistic Health & Wellness

At Holistic Wellness Practice, therapists help clients by getting to know them as a whole, complete person. A client’s problem might not be obvious and insight can be found through

Does Virtual Couples Counseling Work?

Does Virtual Couples Counseling Work?

If you’re looking to improve your relationship- whether dating, engaged, or married- virtual couples counseling may be a good option to consider.

Staying Connected as a Couple During the Pandemic

Staying Connected as a Couple During the Pandemic

It’s a frightening, uncertain time in our world. Everyone has been effected in big and small ways since the coronavirus wreaked havoc in our country. As a couples counselor (and

How to Walk Away From a Bad Relationship with Confidence

How to Walk Away From a Bad Relationship with Confidence

Learning how to communicate effectively, resolve problems easily, and learn to forgive the mistakes we inevitably make are excellent skills that dating couples can learn in therapy. A trained counselor

5 Lessons for a Healthy Marriage

5 Lessons for a Healthy Marriage

Having a healthy marriage involves more than just being in love. Making a conscious effort to communicate, prioritize your partner, and work through challenges together is key. Learn more about

Why Forgiveness is Always Worth It: 7 Ways to Truly Forgive Someone

Why Forgiveness is Always Worth It: 7 Ways to Truly Forgive Someone

We’ve all heard the word “forgiveness” in some form or other.  But few people understand what it really means.  We like it when people forgive us, but not so much

12 Ways to Pause and Respond to Others, Rather than React

12 Ways to Pause and Respond to Others, Rather than React

Do you pause before you speak, respond, or make a choice? This pause is where maturity and wisdom lie. Pausing makes guilt and shame disappear right before your eyes. 

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Disclaimer

The ideas and suggestions provided in these books are not a substitute for seeking professional guidance. Neither our therapists, the publisher, nor the author shall be held liable or responsible for any loss or damage allegedly arising from any suggestion or information contained in these books.

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