Couples Counseling in Kansas City

Relationship distress can lead to feelings of being misunderstood, angry and hurt. Jamie, Kansas City Counseling’s couples therapist, is trained from a family systems perspective, which suggests we cannot be understood in isolation from each other; that human behavior is often influenced by our interactions with others.

Premarital Counseling

Prepare your relationship for marriage! Whether or not you are experiencing distress, premarital counseling can deepen your understanding of one another and promote meaningful conversations about important topics. Jamie is a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, an evidenced based process and assessment tool designed to identify a couple's strengths and growth areas. For more information on how Prepare/Enrich can help your relationship, click here.

Discernment Counseling

Are you beginning to feel hopeless about your marriage? Perhaps the word "divorce" has been thrown into conversations with your spouse, traditional couples therapy has been unsuccessful, or you lack the energy to work on your marriage. Jamie is trained in discernment counseling, a model specially designed for couples where one or both partners are experiencing ambivalence about divorce or working on the marriage. The purpose of discernment counseling is not to work on the marriage, but to gain confidence and clarity about what steps to take next. The process explores three paths: giving the marriage another try by investing in a personal agenda for change, divorce, or continuing the way things are. Sessions involve time alone time with each spouse as well as time as a couple, and are completed in only 1-5 sessions. For more information, click here.

Jamie most often utilizes an Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), Gottman Method and attachment theory lens to expand emotional responses and help couples create more positive interaction cycles that better serve the relationship. Using curiosity as our leader, Jamie is here to support you in repairing relationship wounds and developing a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner in order to create a secure attachment. Jamie believes that healthy relational experiences are what allow us to heal. 

Find Your Strength at Kansas City Counseling

12760 W. 87th St. Ste 108 Lenexa, KS 66215