Quest for Couples is couples counseling and coaching over a 3, 6 or 12-month period. It is a personal journey of reflection, self -care, awareness, communication and intimacy building for couples. It includes the journey of steps forward, backward and then forward again- through the mess and challenge to the light and feeling of connection and resilience.
Traditional counseling misses the mark. Session by session without a clear path makes it difficult to feel progress or completion of goals. I have heard this complaint from couples I work with about their experiences counseling. They often share “we just talked about whatever came up that week, without a direction”. Whereas, the narrative of our lives is important- I believe it is also important to have a “map” building resource and skill.
We meet to hear of your challenges, needs, and desires.
Assessment: We learn through your narrative and relationship history what you have treasured about one another and what the major issues are. In addition, I use the following:
The Relationship Checkup–This is a great, comprehensive assessment from the Gottman Institute to determine your strengths and challenges.
The Five Love Languages–This is a fun assessment to determine the ways you love receiving and expressing love.
Values in Action,–The VIA identifies your character strengths. Others used are the DISC, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and the Clifton Strengths.
I believe that the more couples can learn about themselves and one another through these means is enlightening. It adds to the most valuable information of what you already know about the loves, preferences, quirks throughout your lives.