RENEW: A MomChic Retreat.
The MomChic weekend is designed for relaxation, connection, learning and to define/embrace your life! September 17 - September 19, 2021 Hotel Lucy, Granbury, Texas.
Kathryn uses research based, science backed interventions to help individuals connect to themselves and others. Kathryn sees clients with a variety of goals including but not limited to; couple’s work, decreased stress, increased communication skills, self -awareness and growth, and helps individuals’ navigating transitions.
Kathryn’s extensive experience in couples counseling lays the foundation for a healthy direct, relationship consulting approach. When it comes to couples, Kathryn looks at the patterns in the relationship that have developed over time and then works with the couple on which patterns are working for them, and which patterns may be working against them! Sometimes, it may be that the couple never really learned how to communicate, resulting in irritability and conflict. Kathryn helps the couple develop the tools to communicate effectively, ultimately leading to increased emotional connection and intimacy. Kathryn aims for the sessions to be full of intelligent, deep connecting conversations that ultimately produce life changing results.
Kathryn’s individual coaching experience runs the gamut from helping new mom’s transition to motherhood, individuals struggling with the “mid-life awakening,” and individuals adjusting to a new normal, with their children grown and gone. Kathryn provides useful feedback, resources and direction. Kathryn has been told her calming presence and use of humor in session is very cathartic for clients. Kathryn is available for virtual or in office sessions!
LPC License # 67071
Licensed Professional Counselor
Master of Science, Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Texas Christian University
Austin Dupree, LPC-A
Austin specializes in counseling couples as well as individuals. She brings a direct yet caring approach to her solutions focused work with her clients.
When working with individuals or couples, Austin provides a nonjudgmental space for her clients to talk about their challenges and to support them in finding their own solutions. She works with individual adults dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, major life transitions, self- esteem, relationship issues, and grief. Austin helps her clients to identify patterns in their lives that are causing pain, frustration, and loss of identity and works to build authentic confidence. She enables her clients to create a new inner dialogue, set boundaries, and learn healthy emotional responses.
In her work with couples, Austin focuses on building communication and conflict resolution skills, increasing connection and well as regaining trust. She provides a non-judgmental space for her clients to have the conversations necessary for their relationships to flourish. In addition to couples counseling, Austin also offers premarital counseling for couples beginning their lives together.
Austin integrates different modalities in her work, including cognitive behavioral strategies, always focused on helping her clients find relief from what is distressing them. She believes that therapy is a collaborative effort in which she can help clients process difficult experiences and work to achieve their personal goals. She provides a safe and welcoming space to navigate client concerns and guide them through an individually tailored process of growth and healing.
LPC-A License # 86933
Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate
Under the Supervision of Lora Peters License No. 65632
Master’s of Education, Counseling, Sul Ross State University
Bachelor’s of Arts, History, Women’s and Gender Studies, Furman University
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Should You Try Couples Counseling?
Oftentimes people come to couples counseling when they are deep in crisis. In fact, it may be a last-ditch effort to save the marriage even though you've been talking about divorce. Because of that, some people wonder whether it's worth the time, energy, and cost. If you're on your way to divorce court, is it better just to skip the counseling and head to a lawyer? Couples counseling may or may not save your marriage. But chances are that even if you end up getting a divorce, couples counseling can be an asset.
Couples Counseling Offer Crisis Management
If your relationship is in crisis, then couples counseling can help you deal with the immediate situation at hand. These appointments aren’t about deciding whether or not to get a divorce. Instead, they’re all about helping you each get back to a more balanced and centered place where it doesn’t feel like your world is falling apart.
It's easy to know if you're in a crisis if you're the kind of couple that argues loudly. You fight constantly, tell each other that you can't stand one another, and constantly threaten divorce. You can't seem to agree on anything, and every little thing becomes fodder for an argument. However, you can also be in quiet crisis. Some couples simply withdraw from one another, avoid each other, and don't talk at all. This, too, is a crisis. If you aren't healthily connected, then crisis counseling for couples can help.
You may also find yourself needing couples counseling during a crisis that isn’t just about your marriage. For example, if one of you has a substance misuse issue or a mental health crisis, then it can cause your marriage to feel like it’s disintegrating. When a child gets ill, it can cause a crisis in the family. After a death in the family, grief can become a crisis when it isn’t dealt with over time. If one of you in the marriage is in crisis, then the marriage might be in crisis, and couples counseling can help you get stable again.
Couples Counseling to Decide About Divorce
Once you are each in a more stable place, you’ll be in a better position to make long-term decisions about your marriage. That’s when you can start getting honest about whether or not you want to consider a divorce. You may decide that you want to work through things. If you've gotten to the point where you were considering divorce, then chances are that you need to do some mending to the relationship as well as learn new communication skills in order to move forward in a healthy way.
Alternatively, you may decide not to stay married. If one or both of you becomes clear that divorce is what you want, then therapy can help you process that together. You may wonder why you’d want to be in therapy with someone that you’re planning to divorce. However, you’ve had a relationship with this person for a long time. They are a key part of your life. Working through the issues that brought you to this point together can help you both in the long-term, even if the relationship is coming to an end. Couples counseling can help you deal with individual and shared feelings of grief, loss, hopelessness, and fear about the future. It can also help you work through some of the practical aspects of divorce in a safe setting.