Live in Hope. Healthy Love.


Couples Counseling Houston

Couples Therapy. Get Closer Connection.

HEALTHY CONNECTION

  • Accept temperaments
  • Mutual respect
  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Laugh together
  • Emotional giving 
  • Sacrificial love
  • Honesty 
  • Healthy Boundaries 
  • Accept otherness
  • Respect families
  • Similar core values
  • Forgiveness
  • Let go of resentment
  • Take responsibility
  • Give and receive love


APPROACH:

Counseling sessions are relaxed and interactive.  We assess your concerns and set goals together.     


EFT - Emotionally-Focused Therapy (Johnson) is a highly successful approach to help couples learn to reconnect.  You can become emotionally Available, Responsive, and Engaged (A.R.E.).  This moves your relationship beyond the right-wrong competitive dialogue to hearing the more vulnerable feelings in the message.  


Concerns are addressed in a Solutions-Focused Therapy approach to keep you on track with your goals. 

Your spiritual concerns may be part of our conversations at your request.  You are free to discuss your inspirations and source of strength.  He is the "lifter of our heads."

Couples Counseling, Relationship Counseling. Communication.

STRONG BOND


Couples enjoy relationship having freedom to be themselves and a secure bond.  Emotional intimacy can become the norm instead of detachment or chronic conflict.

You need a plan for resolving conflict arising from normal stress, resentment, and differences in temperament.


Positive feelings and love can be restored as hurts are shared and understood.  You need to be validated (acknowledged) for your thoughts and feelings before hearing a defense.  This reduces anger and allows you to be more emotionally prepared to listen and validate in response.  

This is called LUV-Talk, Listen-Understand-Validate (Smalley), and can change your habit of chronic conflict to peaceful resolution of problems.  

    

Anger is simply a red flag, a sign of more vulnerable feelings under the anger.  Feeling devalued, misunderstood, betrayed, ignored, rejected, trapped, or bored can cause you to push your anger button.   


Getting your needs met is more likely as you pull your partner into your world as a friend vs. a stranger or an enemy.  Couples practice mutual respect in listening to become allies instead of adversaries.


If you are struggling with these concerns, we can help:

Anger, Infidelity, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Parenting, Core Values, Boundaries, Abuse, Substance Abuse, Career Stress, Adjustment, or Family of Origin conflict.

Couples Counseling. Shared Memories. Beyond Infidelity.

  HOW TO FORGIVE


Chronic conflict results from resentment, injustices, and betrayal.  We can work toward letting go of resentment and healthy boundaries to affair proof your relationship.  The norm for your connection can become peace, and the conflict can become the exception.


Kathy Pardue, Licensed Professional Counselor, Karis Counseling LLC.

REVIEWS

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4801 Woodway Dr., S. 300E

Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri . 10am-5pm 

Fees: Couples Sessions $175/hr.

     Individual Sessions $150/hr.

      Insurance not accepted.


Serving:

Couples Counseling in Houston, Galleria area, Upper Kirby, Memorial, Energy Corridor, and River Oaks.


Kathy has helped couples in the Houston area since 2001.  

If your relationship is affected by infidelity, constant conflict or detachmentt, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, parenting, core values, anger, or unhealthy communication, we can help you see new options. 

Affiliations:

* Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors Lic. #17184

* Houston Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

*  Catholic Psychotherapy Associates. Catholic Counseling. Catholic Therapist.

* Experience in group counseling, psych hospital setting adolescent counseling, homeless shelter, speaking on eating disorders, grief, ADHD.

* MA - Counseling  BA - Business 

Kathy has 3 children, 5 grandsons, married 36 years.