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Marriage Counseling

Even the Most Troubled Relationships Can be Saved

Are you experiencing difficulty and conflict that you just can’t seem to resolve?

Are you wondering if it’s too late to save your marriage?

Many couples discover they can find renewal and true love again.


During the course of marriage counseling sessions you will receive a professional
assessment of your relationship. You will be shown ways to manage conflict and
enhance your friendship and intimacy by using principles such as:

• Enhancing your love maps
• Overcoming gridlock
• Coping with and Solving Problems

Lisa Baker is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator. Prepare-Enrich is based on systems theory, which integrates concepts from Marital and Family Therapy. It is also based on the Couple and Family Strengths Model and Prevention-oriented approaches. Prepare-Enrich is backed by strong research and the scientific study of over 500,000 couples.  It is validated with various ethnic groups and adapted for use in several countries.

Prepare-Enrich utilizes an online assessment which outlines the strengths and areas for growth of your relationship.  This assessment tailors itself to the unique stage and structure of your relationship, as well as to the larger cultural context in which you live.  Additionally, over 20 exercises are used to explore strength and growth areas,  strengthen communication, identify and manage major stressors, resolve conflicts using a ten step model, develop a more balanced relationship, and understand personality differences to maximize teamwork.  These exercises also allow couples to work through important issues such as financial management, sexuality, and parenting issues.  Marriage counseling sessions will be geared toward your unique needs. Prepare-Enrich can help couples build a stronger relationship and all couples are encouraged to take the “Couple Checkup” on their wedding anniversaries.

Prepare-Enrich can also be used for couples thinking about getting married or preparing for marriage.  See our page on Premarital Counseling for more information.  To learn more about Prepare-Enrich go to

Lisa Baker has also been trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.  The Gottman’s have revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe married couples over many years.  Dr. John Gottman is considered by many to be the country’s foremost relationship expert. His study has led to the development of Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  After being trained directly under Dr. John and Julie Gottman, your counselor is equipped to help you learn these amazing seven principles which can truly transform your relationship! These principles correlate and easily fit in with the Prepare-Enrich program described earlier.

If you want to make your relationship better, manage conflict, improve
communication, and save your marriage, then this approach is for you! You are
not alone in your life journey. Your counselor will work together with you, as a
team, to help you regain your hopes and dreams.