Couples

“This whole relationship thing is easy,” said no one ever! Yes, relationships can, and will, be difficult at times. However, they can also be one of the most joyful, rewarding and fulfilling adventures we could ever experience in our lifetime. John Gottman says,

“Some problems will never be solved in a relationship! But, it doesn’t mean you should ignore them or stop working at them. Couples that continually work on their conflicts have deeper, more satisfying unions than those with lower expectations.”

I understand these and many of the other complexities that come along with being married.  I have a deep desire to help couples be intentional about how they can grow in their relationship through maintaining healthy communication, intimacy and connection.

When couples encounter distress, three major things occur: 1.) They ask questions of their partner 2.) They search earnest for answers about themselves; 3.) They look deeply at the state of their relationship… “Are you there for me?  Can I trust you?  Do you really care about me?  Do you think I’m good enough?” In any other context, questions like these may seem odd or even out of place but not in a deep, connected union.  However, for many they have never encountered a “safe-relationship” so trust is something that is absolutely foreign to them and must be build on stable foundation.

I works with couples to help:

  • Improve communication and address conflict
  • Better understand each spouses strengths and areas of potential growth
  • Re-establish physical intimacy and emotional connection
  • Develop and strengthen healthy boundaries
  • Deepen understanding and appreciation for what each partners needs
  • Work through “hot button” conversations

If you have found that you and your loved one are not connecting or communicating as you want, then I encourage you to reach out to me.  Let me walk with you both through this difficult time.

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9025 Overlook Blvd. Suite 200
Brentwood, TN 37027

nick.choate.lpc@gmail.com
6158528281

1200 Division Street, Suite 404
Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 852-8281

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