I believe that the primary issue between couples is communication and that most conflicts stem from an inability or unwillingness to communicate with our partners. This may be for various reasons. Some may believe that they will not be heard or judged, others may lack the language with which to have deep, meaningful communication, and others may not hold communication as one of their values. That said, I also believe in the power of communication and its ability to foster reciprocity and respect between partners. People who feel heard and listened to are more willing to lower their defenses, and the ones doing the listening benefit from learning more about their partners and themselves. My approach to couples counseling is the Tender Tongues approach wherein I work with couples to develop healthy relating habits from which to build or rebuild trust.
I am a helping professional with 10 years of experience working couples. My work is rooted in a client-centered approach and led by the desires of those whom I am working with. You can expect a a warm and respectful approach, professionalism, and affirmation of your values and desires. I am from a multicultural and diverse background , non-judgmental and welcoming. My overall approach to counseling is holistic and I am well versed in approaches which include cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic.
I believe in the power of helping relationships to transform the way we feel, think and behave. Should you be ready, it would be an honor to work with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LMHC #LH 60689655 (Expires: 2021-04-07)
Jackie St. Louis is to the point and very good at reaching out to you for self guidance. He also has a balanced energy and perspective.
He is very compassionate and has a great way of breaking things down to help you understand them better.