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Marriage & Family

The effectiveness of our relationships helps to determine the satisfaction we feel in our lives. Our Marriage & Family therapists provide therapeutic insights to help couples develop a more desirable relationship. In sessions, we explore relationship expectations, identify barriers, define characteristics of strength-based models for couples, increase “other-focused” bonding to create a healthier relationship connection.

Our clinicians use a combination of Restoration Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. Our family-focused clinicians approach therapy from the standpoint of the family as a system. When one part of a system is struggling to interact effectively, the entire system may be in crisis.

Forever Hope believes that behavior changes can be encouraged through system changes as well as individual change. The family can produce dramatic changes in family interaction while creating a desired connectedness.


Richard Stotts, PhD, LMFT-Associate is experienced in counseling adults and adolescents. Richard Stotts is a Doctoral Level Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jason Northrup, LMFT-S.  With expertise in conducting marriage, and couples therapy from his time in the United States Air Force through his current focus on relationship dynamics, Mr. Stotts has developed significant perspective into the characteristics which create sound, stable, lasting connections.

His counseling experience has involved work with active duty military/families and he continues to provide individual, couple and family therapy while completing his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary's University. He has worked with parents, children, and adolescents in addressing school and family systems approaches to learning and motivation.

Mr. Stotts holds a Level I Certification in Restoration Therapy and uses collaborative approaches to create positive outcomes for clients. His many years of active duty and subsequent business experience provides his clients with a balanced set of insights into the dynamics of relationships set against the pressures and stress of life demands.  He has been a frequent presenter on marriage and family issues at local and international conferences sharing insights and creating advanced perspective for fellow mental health professionals.


Alison Raymer, LPC holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary's University, and advanced training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy (Level One and Level Two) and Emotionally Focused Therapy. With over 20 years of experience, Alison is equipped to help couples and families restore love and connection to one another.  She helps clients work through gridlock, open up communication, and create more satisfying relationships. 

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