Spiritual Counseling & Relationship Coaching
“Emotionally intelligent couples are intimately familiar with each other’s world.” ~ John Gottman
Hello! Are you interested in helping your relationship? It takes a lot of vulnerability and courage on both of your parts to do couple’s work. Being in romantic partnership can be both amazing and really hard. Thank you for being brave and exploring something new! I’ll try my best to answer any questions you have here. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Spiritual Counseling and Relationship Coaching for Couples?
Spiritual Counseling is an empowering mind, body, spirit approach that supports the healing, integration, and awakening of the whole person and their relationship. It is a safe and therapeutic space where you can share vulnerably. In this space of authentic sharing and listening, both partners will have the opportunity to be heard, to feel understood, and to be empathized with. From that place of emotional intimacy and vulnerability, what is needed for the relationship can be revealed. Relationship Coaching involves many intimacy building tools and communication techniques to assist with what has been revealed.
What are some of the tools and techniques that are used?
Techniques to help with communication and emotional connection are at the forefront of any couple’s session. Beyond teaching how to have effective and constructive communication, there are many intimacy building techniques that I have in my “tool box” that help a couple become more emotionally, energetically, spiritually, and sexually connected.
How are these sessions different from Traditional Counseling or Pastoral Counseling?
Spiritual Counseling is not the same thing as traditional counseling or cognitive behavior therapy. I am an ordained counselor. I am not a licensed mental health counselor, doctor, or therapist and cannot diagnose or prescribe. Spiritual counseling can be used on it’s own or in conjunction with other mental health support. It is also not the same thing as pastoral counseling. My ordainment is non-denominational and interfaith, which means I am not affiliated with a particular religion, and can work with anyone, regardless of their beliefs. My work is spiritual, but not religious.
Do you work with anyone?
Yes. Anyone is welcome regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, religious or spiritual identities, as well as any mental health diagnosis.
Does our issue have to be spiritual in nature to have a session?
No. You can bring into a session whatever you feel you are needing help with. Any topic of conversation is warmly welcomed. Most couples argue about the same few issues that circle around and around. These arguments usually have a deeper root cause to them. I will meet you where you are, with whatever issue you bring, and we will uncover the deeper and more tender places together.
What do I need to do to prepare for a session and what are the expectations?
Having an intention for your session is helpful. You will both need to fill out the short new client waiver when scheduling. The more authentic and vulnerable you are, the more you will get out of your session. There are not any time or financial commitments other than for one session at a time. There will be suggestions or “homework” for you to do between your sessions, but you are always at choice of what you are able to do. Your process between your sessions is just as important as the sessions themselves.
Do you accept insurance?
I can’t file with insurance, but I can accept payment through a Health Savings Account.
“Laura has been an integral part of our relationship in helping us heal our wounds and love ourselves in order to truly love each other.” -David & Amber
All Sessions are held in a safe and sacred space of non-judgment, compassion and confidentiality.