August 16, 2017

Premarital Counseling

Pre-marriage or even pre-ENGAGEMENT counseling is a powerful way to begin your relationship! Research done by the Gottman Institute states that by having some premarital counseling you increase your chances of success in marriage by 30%! With all that marriage has going against it today, why not invest at least a few hours and dollars into the success of your marriage. No one likes to think of what might go wrong as they are investing in the wedding of their dreams, but seriously, this is a really big and important step. If you are considering a premarital retreat or a few sessions of premarital counseling, you are truly making the wisest investment in your future (and the future of your future family) as possible!

Romantic Getaway Exploring Your Combined Core Values

Here at Core Values Counseling, we want to get you off to the right start. Why not spend a romantic weekend (or two) away, exploring your core values, what makes you tick (or ticks you off), build a vision for your future, and gain the valuable tools to gain success in a relationship? If the time for a weekend retreat isn’t in your busy pre-wedding schedule, we are more than happy to book some couple’s appointments in the office with one or two of our team members. If you can’t come to a retreat, we recommend at least four, 1.5 hours, in-office sessions. We also have you take the Core Values Index and the Gottman Relationship Check-up in order to have the best idea of who you are, and how you function in the world and in relationships.

Celebrate your relationship

We want to celebrate your relationship with you, guide you on this momentous journey, and build a foundation you can really count on in the months and years to come! We want to be your marriage consultants, here from the beginning, and here when you need us in the weeks, months and years to come.

Marriage Preparation: We want to work with you to help you prepare for a successful life-long relationship while you prepare for your wedding. Our relationship-building workshops are for couples at every stage of life as well as preparing for marriage.

Growing, understanding, and building strategies to:

• understand each others’ strength,
• develop conflict-resolution strategies
• learn better communication skills
• envision your best future together

If you prefer a more intimate setting, you can schedule four Pre-Marriage sessions with one of our therapists.

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Heath and well being during the COVID-19 Pandemic


PLEASE CALL 503-869-8108

During this time of uncertainty and the world feeling upside down, we want you to know we are here for you.

Anxiety, depression, PTSD, and relational triggers are at an all-time high!

Anxiety is out of control. When we hear so much bad news and we have no idea when this pandemic will begin to reverse, it can rattle even the calmest among us, but for people who already struggle with anxiety, it can be crippling. Whether you are new to the emotion or it is an old bedfellow, talking to someone and finding ways to cope and move forward can be incredibly helpful.

Depression is also something that is normal when we stop all normal activities, find ourselves homeschooling our kids, working from home, in isolation, or are grieving the loss of a job, loss of your health, or worse yet, loss of a loved one. Maybe you feel like you shouldn’t be depressed because you haven’t had a “major” loss, but instead, you are feeling low and out of sorts because you couldn’t go on your vacation, throw your child a birthday party, or attend Easter services. We’re here to tell you, if you are a human on planet earth, at this moment in time, you have a reason to be depressed.

If you suffer from PTSD in any form, you are probably being triggered a great deal right now. Many people are feeling triggers that are elusive. You may not even understand why you feel these triggers that cause any number of symptoms from anxiety, to panic attacks to physical issues. This is understandable. Everywhere you turn you hear of life-threatening illness, death, and loss of every kind.

Relationship distress is also a big issue right now. How could it not be? We are all working from home, navigating uncharted territory on every front and there is no end in sight.

You know you need help. You want to talk to someone, but how do you get these services when you are practicing social distancing? Online therapy, that is how we can help. Whether you need individual therapy, couples or help with your whole family, we are here for you.

We understand online therapy is different than seeing your therapist in person! However, there is some research that has found we are able to connect at a very deep level through online therapy. Not every problem is best served through online therapy. We will talk with you and assess if it is a viable option for you.

Please call us today. Whether you have insurance or not, we will do everything we can to get you the help you need.

We have several platforms to do online therapy.  Please reach out to us today.

We are here to ease your stress and give you tools to manage during this unprecedented time.