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Couples & Marriage Counseling in Alpharetta, GA

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

About Alpharetta 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 in Alpharetta 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 by a couples therapist 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
  • Separation/divorce
  • Dependence vs. independence
  • Ethics and values
  • Jealousy
  • Parenting
  • Money and finances
  • Work/life balance

HWP offers both secular and Christian counseling services depending on your personal preference and needs. Couples counseling appointments can be held in person at our Alpharetta office or virtually.

How Couples & Marriage Counseling 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.

Diverse Approaches to Relationship Counseling

When it comes to relationship counseling, a one-size-fits-all approach simply won’t do. We utilize a range of proven methods tailored to meet each couple’s unique needs and circumstances.

One such technique is the Gottman Method, a research-backed strategy renowned for its effectiveness in nurturing healthy relationships. The Gottman Method equips couples with the tools to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, and build a lasting bond.

We also employ Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in our therapeutic repertoire. Rooted in the understanding that emotions play a pivotal role in shaping our identities and decision-making processes, EFT helps couples explore and express their emotions in a healthy manner.

In addition to these, we use other effective approaches such as CBT, which helps partners identify and challenge negative thought patterns that may be causing relational discord. Similarly, the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) method encourages couples to envision the changes they want to see in their relationship and then develop actionable steps to achieve these goals.

Overall, our blend of methodologies, tailored to your unique relationship dynamics, ensures an effective therapeutic experience aimed at fostering stronger, healthier connections.

Importance of Marriage and Family Therapy

Marriage and family therapy plays a pivotal role in resolving conflicts and building strong relationships. Our experienced LMFTs. LCSWs, and LPCs understand that each relationship is unique, requiring a tailored approach to couples counseling.

This therapy type acknowledges the profound effect familial relationships can have on an individual’s well-being and the health of a romantic partnership. We work meticulously with couples to unearth these influences and address them comprehensively.

Relationship counseling provides a supportive space for partners to communicate openly, cultivate empathy, and foster understanding.

By building healthy relationships, couples can experience enhanced personal growth and improved emotional well-being. Our counseling sessions aim to resolve conflicts and bolster connections between partners, focusing on long-term relationship health.

The Journey from Married Couples to Partners

The transition from being married couples to being partners in every aspect of life is a significant one. Our therapists strive to support this journey by equipping couples with effective communication skills, conflict-resolution strategies, and tools for building emotional intimacy.

This comprehensive approach aims to enhance not just marital satisfaction, but also the overall quality of life for both individuals. Our Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), LCSWs, and LPCs are trained to observe, identify, and treat relationship issues.

They bring a holistic perspective to therapy, considering the influences of various life domains, such as work, family, and social connections, on a couple’s relationship. Our team utilizes a blend of therapy techniques, customized to each couple’s specific needs, to promote healthier interactions and strengthen the partnership.

An Individual Approach to Couples Therapy

While we are focused on fostering healthy relationships, we also recognize the importance of individual therapy in resolving personal issues that can affect a partnership. Our therapists offer one-on-one sessions that enable each partner to delve into their personal experiences and emotions, better equipping them to contribute to a more harmonious relationship.

Our counseling sessions are structured to create a safe and nurturing environment for couples to discuss their concerns, frustrations, and aspirations openly. We work diligently to help couples understand each other’s perspectives and find common ground.

By providing tools and techniques for effective conflict resolution, our therapists help couples navigate challenges and emerge stronger.


Couples, Premarital, & Marriage Counseling Rates

All sessions are 60 – 75 minutes long and are held either in-person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$225 per session

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

“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)
“I knew from the moment I met her that she was different than some of the therapists I’ve had in the past. I didn’t feel like a weirdo. She made me feel accepted and safe.”
– Elizabeth S. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 231-5355.

All outreaches are returned within 24 hours, during business hours.

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.