The effectiveness of our relationships helps to determine the satisfaction we feel in our lives. Couples therapy can 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.
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.