Research Has Spoken: This Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce
Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, is one of the world’s foremost marriage therapists. He’s spent four decades studying couples at The Gottman Institute in order to determine what really causes a rift between two people-and how to fix it. Here’s where it gets interesting: After all that research, Dr. Gottman noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn’t stay together, identifying what he says is the #1 predictor of divorce. Ready for it? It’s contempt.


We all experience difficult times when despair, anxiety, trauma, loss or change feels overwhelming. You're not alone, and there are ways to get through the pain.


Our therapists meet you wherever you are on life’s journey. It’s a safe place to help clarify life's complicated problems and gain new skills in addressing the issues.


Sometimes the connections between mind, body and spirit feel broken. Our therapists will help integrate all aspects of your life until you feel whole and at ease.

How we can help you today?

Individual Therapy:

Addictive behavior
Anxiety & panic attacks
Bipolar issues
Borderline personality issues
Cancer support
Caregiver support
Child & adolescent behavior issues
Grief and loss
Illness-related depression
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-partum depression
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sexual orientation and gender identity issues
Spirituality and faith crises
Suicidal tendencies
Workplace stress & bullying

Helping people through difficulties.

Couples and Family Therapy:

Child & adolescent behavior issues
Pre-marital counseling
Marital counseling
Parental skill-building

Group Therapy:

Living with Bi-Polar
Living with Cancer: Support Group
Cancer Caregivers Support Group
Coping with Trauma

Community & Congregational Programs:

Mental Health First Aid for Adults and Youth
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Gottman Institute Marriage Enrichment
Parenting with Peace & Purpose


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