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John 55 & Amy 56 married 33years
Having been married for more than thirty years, we had slowly drifted apart and had forgotten how much we needed to give to each other in order to be truly happy. The emotional distance that had grown between was so great that infidelity entered the marriage. We were at a breaking point, but both knew that we weren’t going to give up without asking for help. Cari led us through the rebuilding process, and now we are stronger as a couple than we have been in years.
We re-discovered how much we mean to each other and how much we bring to each other’s lives. The time that we spend together is richer now that we are taking better care of each other. We’re both happier with how we treat each other. And, life is more fun now that we focus on each other’s needs.
"I am thankful that I found you at the most devastating time of my life. Words can not express the gratitude I have for you! I will always remember what you said to me. I will always take a step back and make sure I am taking care of myself. I am now the number one person in my life, ME first. You have made me realize if I’m not happy, I can not make anyone happy. I will never lose myself again. I love myself and my new life. I believe that God has given me a second chance. The next chapter of my life will be filled with laughter and, if possible more love to those close to me. I’m strong and independent; these are qualities I knew I had but, never to this degree."
Cari impacted my life by giving me the tools and a new perspective to change things for myself and my relationship. I learned to pay attention to what I needed, take actions, and be accountable. She helped me get clear on what I was I was trying to say and my intentions. She helped me peel back layers and dig deeper, and it was always so interesting to see what I would uncover about myself. Now I have a list of what I can do to stay on track and keep practicing. Anyone who is feeling “stuck” or needing clarification on where they want their life to go, whether in a job, relationship, or individually, I would recommend working with Cari. She honestly cares and will help you reach your goals, but it does require work on your end, too.
Jan 65 and Peter 75 years old
Before we began working with Cari, we felt isolated and despondent. It was as if we had each lost our best friend, and there was no arguing or conflict—just silence, sadness, and a profound sense of abandonment. Cari gently provided suggestions, simple assignments, and encouragement that allowed us to cautiously find our way back to one another. Her approach was both confident and empathetic, providing reassurance throughout the process. We rediscovered empathy for each other and restored our intimacy. These changes have been felt in other areas too. Life problems, such as anxiety, depression, medical issues, and social isolation due to COVID, no longer seem insurmountable. Cari gave us the support and confidence to handle whatever life throws our way. We've not only rebuilt our connection but are thrilled to have rediscovered each other.
Melissa 32 and Joe 33
Before working with Cari, we struggled with a newborn and a toddler and got on the same page about our kids. We also had some anxiety around as our lives were about to change with me returning to work. With Cari's guidance, we gained new perspectives on engaging with and supporting each other by using words instead of falling into fights. When I returned to work, the skills we learned proved invaluable in managing the demands of being a working mom.
My husband and I even found the courage to sit down with my mom and create schedules for splitting responsibilities, which helped us all get on the same page. Still, the communication techniques and role-playing you introduced will continue to benefit us immensely.
Alex 60 and Jenn 57
Working with Cari to improve our 23-year marriage has been transformative. We were stuck in cycles of disappointment, arguments, and silence. Cari helped us break dysfunctional patterns. She coached us in better communication, fostering empathy and understanding. We've become better listeners, appreciating our unique perspectives. We've even identified shared experiences from our upbringings affecting our relationship. Thanks to Cari's support, we argue less, and our love has rekindled. We regret not seeking help sooner – her expertise was exactly what we needed.
When I first came to Cari, I was confused and anxious about the status of my marriage. My husband's uncertainty left me feeling scared and ungrounded. As I learned how to get clear with my boundaries and communicate better, I got clear about what I needed.
Dealing with the challenges of divorce has had its tough moments. However, I'm proud to say that I've learned to stand my ground and express my feelings clearly. After years of allowing him to push me around, I've found the strength to hold my own. I've realized that his anger and frustration are his issues, not mine. With each passing day, I'm growing more excited about my future, knowing that my life will go on, and I'll be happier for it.
After my divorce, I had difficulty communicating my feelings and trusting myself with relationship choices. My negative, fear-based thoughts lead to stress and anxiety. I felt comfortable with Cari and sharing the details of the challenges I was facing. With her support, I was able to identify negative thought patterns, and communicate my needs by setting healthy boundaries with my partner. I was provided strategies, as well as several resources that lead me to open up to receiving love. I am now able to recognize my thoughts and communicate them with my partner before letting them take over. I feel so much more confident in myself and my relationship and now have peace of mind. I’m excited to experience the continual growth of my relationship
Before working with Cari, I was struggling with my marriage. I was not sure how to deal with my husband's issues and how to get him to change. Cari provided me with valuable tools and a fresh perspective to effect positive changes in both my personal growth and my relationship. I learned to prioritize my needs, take proactive steps, and be accountable for my actions.
Cari helped me articulate my thoughts and intentions clearly, and she encouraged me to delve deeper, peeling back layers to discover fascinating aspects of myself. Now, I have a tangible list of actions to keep myself on the right path and continue my personal growth journey. I no longer focus on what my husband is doing and taking responsibility for my part only.
I felt genuinely cared about by Cari and her support helped me to shift the way I was seeing the problems in my marriage.