In many ways, even childless couples are important role models in our communities. We know how to “mine for the gold” that lies beneath the frustrations and conflicts of daily life to transform your relationship and family to the experience of your dreams. You will be able to spend more of your time and energy expressing love and care to each other and having fun like we do. As a couple we are surrounded with the love for each other, as well as by our family, friends, colleagues and the couples we have the good fortune of working with. Our joys are dancing, fine dining and “hanging out." Let us support you in enjoying your life again too!
Over our 60 plus years of combined experience as psychotherapists, relationship educators, workshop leaders, public speakers, authors and consultants, we have had the opportunity to work together as colleagues in the Detroit Public School system to build a better working environment for students, parents, staff and the community at large. This evolved into us becoming a couple, starting a private practice for individuals, couples and families, and then getting married. Our commitment to support healthy relationships expanded to supporting organizations and businesses to help create more fulfilling relationships. This focus has taken us throughout the United States and abroad.
We have also appeared on local and national radio and television shows. We have also been featured in numerous print media including newspapers and magazines. In 1994, we added the imago relationship counseling and seminar training to our work. In 2007 we published our first book, "Mining for Gold in Your Relationship", a guide for couples with a 5 step plan to improve the quality of relationships. Shortly thereafter we added the “Couplehood as a Spiritual Path” course to the programs we offer.
We have worked hard to live the message we teach—in our marriage and family, and as business partners. Our marital journey began as a “blended family.” We were determined to create a successful life experience for ourselves and our two sons from Jesse's previous marriage. To be successful, we had to overcome the internal and external influences, pressures, and conflicts that often tear families like ours apart. Through the study of marriage and family therapies, marriage education programs, “trial and error,” an ongoing shared commitment, continuous dialogue, problem solving, goal setting, planning, cooperation, and mutual support, we have successfully created the kind of marriage, family, and professional life we desired. We are excited whenever we have the opportunity to share these tools with other couples to enable them to also create the relationship they've also longed for.