Whether you need marriage coaching, or you're considering marriage and want to start out on the right foot, we can help you navigate through the issues.
Our relationships form the bedrock of our existence. At their best, they are life-giving. They contribute to our sense of well-being and happiness. There is no doubt that we are “better together”. However, it is also true that all too often, our relationships can be a source of pain, discouragement, and grief. Whether it is a marriage that is slowly crumbling under the weight of unmet expectations and hurt, a broken relationship with a family member, or a difficult relationship with a co-worker, many of us are longing for something better, something more. The problem is, for many of us, we don’t know where to start, and so we keep doing what we have always done, and wonder why things never get better.
As a marriage/relationship coach, Dave helps you focus on the things that are within your control to change, namely our attitudes and our actions. We work together to develop strategies and a plan for moving forward. He brings over 30 years of experience and has worked with 100’s of couples, families, and organizations, and has been instrumental in helping them create and sustain healthy, fulfilling relationships.
Through coaching, you will learn how to:
Resolve conflict in a healthy way
Understand what each of you wants and needs from the relationship.
Move beyond past disappointments and hurts, and move toward the preferred future.
Value and appreciate the unique qualities and strengths you each possess.
What's the difference between marriage/relationship coaching and counseling or therapy?
Marriage/relationship coaching is not therapy, nor is it a substitute for professional counseling. A skilled therapist will help you identify previous hurts and issues from your past that may be negatively impacting you today. They are trained to diagnose and treat personality disorders and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. It is intended to be a therapeutic or healing relationship that helps you put the broken pieces of your life back together. Many times, the goal of counseling is to help you see and understand the things that you were unaware of, and then help you process that in a healthy way.
Coaching has a different starting point. We focus on the future you want to live out. We develop a game plan, a strategy for getting there. This is not to say the past does not matter (it does!!), but in coaching, we focus on the things you know and believe to be true, and then work together to make that truth a reality in your life.