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The most common underlying issue I see in couples coming for counseling is an inability to communicate well. The couple tells me they have fun together and can talk with each other UNTIL the topic is a heated one. Then it feels like they aren't being heard which makes a person feel confused, frustrated, disrespected and even dismissed. This can start a revolving cycle of painful arguments in which things are said that can never be taken back.

It doesn't have to be this way! With good counseling, you can learn to really hear what your loved one is saying, not just the words but the why behind the words. Why is he so passionate (interpreted as "stubborn") about this? Why does she shut down when we try to solve a problem? There are legitimate answers to these questions that, with some help, you can discover, and that "aha" moment can transform everything! Suddenly you get it! I've seen women cry with relief that he finally understands why she keeps bringing up this or that topic. Together we can find solutions that meet the needs of both people.

Communication is key, and so is respect. Hopefully you're with someone who does sometimes challenge your thinking. If that's done respectfully, you both gain knowledge and understanding and your relationship can deepen. Without respect couples begin aggressive arguments that result in wounds that seem to never heal. With a good counselor in the room, you can learn to appreciate one another and speak respectfully to resolve issues. That old song about "Words can never harm me" simply is wrong! Words pierce the heart and cause us to back away from those who put them there.

Don't throw away what you've worked so hard to build unless you've at least tried good counseling. Then if it doesn't work, you walk away knowing you've tried your best. Otherwise, you'll drag that pain right into the next relationship, expecting more of the same. Heal where you are if at all possible. Leave if you've tried everything you can and it just doesn't work.

With online couples' counseling, I will want to work with you through video chat when both of you are in the room. As a long time counselor, I want to be able to see the non-verbal communication as well as hearing what you say. I look forward to working with you soon!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem, Motivation
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 41

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

FL LMHC MH3357


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Connie Branham. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 11, 2024 after therapy with Connie for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Connie is very knowledgeable, she understands my concerns and immediately suggests ways to address them. Best therapist I’ve had thus far. I highly recommend Connie.

Written on Jan 27, 2024 after therapy with Connie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Connie totally understands me and what I want to communicate with my partner. Her insights and suggestions have been greatly helpful, and we’re already on the right path to make a better partner to each other.

Written on Dec 07, 2023 after therapy with Connie for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Connie is an incredible therapist. We love working with her. We feel heard and understood and she definitely helps us move forward.

Written on Dec 04, 2023 after therapy with Connie for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

My wife and I have begun to understand each other in new ways that have made our relationship so much stronger. We’re learned so much that we wouldn’t have learned alone and grow so much from every session. On top of that, Connie does an outstanding job understanding both of us to our core and leading engaging and helpful sessions (even when we’re in a tough moment). She’s just incredible.

Written on Feb 24, 2022 after therapy with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Connie is very personable and easy to talk to. Validates and empathise without seeming condescending or detached. I feel like she cares while still being professional. Helps us slow down and listen to each other. Very helpful so far.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

It’s super helpful, Connie is a blessing.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Connie understands what I need without much explanation. She makes it easy to apply the skills she recommends for me to learn.

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great advice, listens, cares

Written on Oct 08, 2020 after therapy with Connie for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Connie has been life changing for me! She is very understanding and provides great expertise. I truly look forward to my weekly sessions with her. I have noticed a tremendous growth within myself over the past couple of months that we have been meeting.

Written on Aug 12, 2020 after therapy with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Connie does a great job maximizing the time given in a session and making time for both my significant other and me equally.

Written on Jan 04, 2020 after therapy with Connie for 1 week on issues concerning relationship

Connie has the ability to figure out exactly what our issues are and helps us to understand the origin.

Written on Mar 21, 2019 after therapy with Connie for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I've only had Connie for one session but it has been a really insightful experience so far. She was very respectful with my personal boundaries and knew not to push for more, which I really appreciate. I look forward to future sessions with her and would highly recommend Connie!

Written on Sep 06, 2018 after therapy with Connie for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship

I have experienced some of the hardest times over the past year and she has always been there for me. I highly recommend her

Written on Oct 15, 2017 after therapy with Connie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We are so glad that we were matched with Connie. She really takes the time to understand our concerns and gives suggestions that really work well for us.

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