Services for Couples
Offering the Best Evidence-Based Treatment Options for Couples
Meet the Owner
Valerie Weeks, LCSW-QS, TF-CBT, CGT
Valerie is the owner of JoyfulMind Therapy and is also the head clinician. She is dedicated to offering the best evidence-based services to couples she can. After hearing many couples say, you are the 5th or 6th couples therapist we've seen, she's dedicated her practice to seeking out the best training she can to help her patients meet their treatment goals. She hopes to be the last couples therapist on your journey and looks forward to collaborating with you!
Is recommended for couples who may be considering divorce, but aren’t sure if that’s the path they’d like to take. Divorce is a big decision and can feel heavy, emotional, and even scary. It makes sense you want to feel confident you are making the best decision for you, the relationship, and/or your family.
Often times, one partner is “leaning out” of the marriage—unsure about working on things and unsure if therapy can help—and the other partner is “leaning in”—wants to work on things and is hopeful therapy can help. Discernment counseling gives you time to slow things down and explore the available options/paths and decide which one you’d like to pursue.
Path 1: Maintain the status quo—stay together without therapy
Path 2: Prepare for separation or divorce
Path 3: Commit to 6 months (or more) of couples therapy (see treatment options below)
If you are looking for quality couples therapy then Gottman Method Couples Therapy is what you are looking for. It is based on Dr. John Gottman's research that began in the 1970's and continues to this day. His research has focused on what makes relationships succeed or fail. From this research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have created a method of therapy that emphasizes a "nuts-and-bolts" approach to improving a couples relationship. Valerie is Certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is an effective, evidence-based therapy for many types of couples: heterosexual, gay, lesbian, etc. Visit Gottman.com to learn more about this treatment model.