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Couples & Marriage Counseling in Alpharetta, GA

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COVID-19 Notice

We are committed to the health and safety of all our clients. We continue to offer our services both in-person and via video. In-person availability is limited and varies per provider. We practice social distancing, the use of face coverings and all areas are cleaned in between sessions. We also ask that all clients stay in their vehicles until their appointment time to further reduce the risk of transmission.

About Couples / Marriage Counseling

The willingness to feel vulnerable and to be open about your feelings is essential to real intimacy. We provide emotionally focused couples therapy sessions that helps to develop problem solving skills, improve communication skills, and tackle specific issues. Our marriage counselors work with couples to build a toolbox of coping skills that will help to improve their relationship.

Couples Often Experience Communication Issues

Communication is a fundamental skill for building connection and contact. What we say and how we say it has a powerful effect on bringing us closer together or farther apart. Research shows that communicating effectively will help partners feel heard and validated. Couples seek marriage counseling  most often when they have experienced a distinct lack of communication and need assistance in regaining that connection. 

Couples Counseling Focus Areas

It is very common for couples to experience problems within their relationship that would lead them to seek guidance from a marriage and family therapist. When you understand that your mind, body, spirit, and environment are all interconnected, you begin to understand why your mental health is so important. Our long and short term treatment plans are designed to address a variety of issues including, but not limited to:

  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Sexual and intimacy issues
  • Infidelity
  • Fighting and anger
  • Identity and role conflict
  • Dependence vs. independence
  • Ethics and values
  • Jealousy
  • Parenting
  • Money and finances
  • Work/life balance

How it Works

Our qualified team of mental health experts work hard to maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of treatment options, therapy methods, and more. We do this to ensure you and your partner receive the support that you need. Working together as a team, you, your partner, and your counselor will:

  • Identify negative patterns that are hindering the quality of your relationship and friendship.
  • Work through problems without blame and power struggles.
  • Strengthen the quality of your partnership by learning healthy ways to communicate and relate to each other.
  • Explore and work through daily stressors that interfere with romance and connection.

Our team understands the interconnectedness of all things including your environment, your mind, your body, and your spirit. That is why it is so important to support each aspect of yourself and your relationship in order to improve the health of both. Reach out today to get matched with one of our expert couples counselors. 

Counseling Counseling

Premarital, Couples, Marriage, & Family Counseling

All sessions are 50 – 60 minutes, held either in-person or via video.

$165/ session

$580/ 4 sessions ($145/ea — $80 savings)*

*Services must be paid for in advance. There is a 2 session per month minimum. All packages expire 90 days after purchase date. Packages are non-refundable.

What Our Clients Say

“Kristi is wonderful. She is warm and inviting and aided us in bringing our marriage to where it should be. We are forever grateful for the healing and practices Kristi brought into our marriage. We could not recommend her more!”

- Ashley B. (Google)

“Kristi is SO wonderful! I would highly recommend Holistic Wellness Practice, and specifically, Kristi! I have been battling years with fear and anxiety. She is helping me overcome these struggles and experience freedom in these areas, while strengthening my relationship with myself and relationships I care about the most. This is my first time taking a leap of Faith and going to Therapy, and I’m so thankful I did!!”

- Kristen B. (Google)

“Kristi Schwegman is awesome! She is a great listener and also asks questions in such a warm, kind, compassionate way. She is a wise woman who has helped me grow so much.”

- Katie M. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

There are a few different ways to schedule an appointment with one of our wellness practitioners.
Please choose the most convenient option for you.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.