You want good relationships.
You want a relationship where you can show up as your true self and be valued for all that you are. But it has not worked that way. Despite your best efforts and the sacrifices you have made pouring yourself into your relationships, you end up feeling exhausted, heartbroken, and taken for granted.
You long for an intimate, safe relationship that will stand the test of time.
You want real love.
Whether you are in an unsatisfying relationship, in the midst of a painful breakup, or are feeling the loneliness of being between relationships, there is hope.
How I can help you through life’s challenges
You can’t control other people or their choices, but you can –
Bring your best self to a relationship.
Learn the skills of having a great relationship.
Clear out the blocks and old baggage that get in the way.
Heal from old relationship injuries that keep you from getting close to others.
Make effective changes in your current relationship.
Identify the places where your relationship needs some work. Learn effective tools to make changes.
Set boundaries that keep you from giving too much.
Know what is too much that sets you up to be taken for granted.
See the warning signs before you invest too much in a relationship.
Decide early in the relationship whether a partner is a good fit.
Grieve the loss of past relationships.
Sometimes our past relationships can hurt our present relationships.
Couples Counseling Center – CHERI TIMKO
Use a skilled guide to help you make sense of it and figure out what to do next.
We will explore solutions together.
My role in counseling is to help you work through the challenges that life presents. I will help you come up with a variety of ideas, consider other perspectives, and then work with you as you make ideas that work best for you.
I am unlikely to sit quietly listening when we can tear apart the issue and brainstorm how to change it. I might even give an opinion about which solutions seem to best fit your values and personality.
What to Expect
Couples counseling follows several steps from intake to termination. You have some options to tailor your experience to the needs of your relationship. The goals we set will be specific to your unique relationship.
1. Phone Consultation
Schedule a free phone consultation. You can ask any questions that you have and learn more about couples counseling and how it applies to you.
2. Relationship Assessment
Complete a 3-session Relationship Assessment.
Choose intake method:
1. Quick start
3. Attend Counseling
During counseling, we use the goals developed in the assessment to make real changes in your relationship. We meet weekly until you start to regularly implement the new skills and behaviors at home. Once you develop good relationship habits, we meet monthly to support the changes.
4. Termination Session
At the end of your therapy work, we will schedule a final session. We use this session to wrap up any unfinished work, set goals for your work outside of therapy, celebrate progress, and talk about warning signs that suggest returning to counseling. After counseling, some couples opt for periodic check-ins for long-term accountability.
The first step in getting an appointment is to schedule a free phone consultation.