Write your love story

Couples Counseling

Christian Counseling to help you and your partner work through challenges, find common ground, and connect on a deeper level.

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Faith-Based Counseling

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In-Person & Virtual Sessions

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Flexible Appointment Times

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When it feels like you are sharing a house but not a life.

A relationship that begins with passion can become emotionally distant and disconnected – if left unattended. It happens quietly, hidden in the busyness of life, often without either partner noticing until something unexpected happens.

Whether you feel like roommates who are going through the motions or your marriage is facing an unexpected breach of trust, we can support you. We can guide you toward a place where you feel understood and safe to express your feelings, allowing you to resolve issues with empathy, love, and respect.

Rediscover a love that brings you joy.

What can couples counseling help with?

At Love Your Story, we want to help you experience your marriage through a better understanding of yourself and your partner.

If your marriage is experiencing:

We help you write a better story…together.

How can couples counseling help us?

Uncovering Relationship Patterns

We work together to help you understand what is happening in your relationship, the patterns that are keeping you stuck and disconnected. Understanding these patterns can help you see yourself and your partner in a new light, allowing you to reframe your interatcions and create a healthier, more fulfilling partnership.

Effective communication is the foundation of a strong relationship. The ability to tell your partner what you need or how you feel doesn’t always come naturally. We can help you learn to talk to each other in a way that allows you to feel heard, understood, and validated.

Every relationship faces challenges, and how deeply those challenges affect your connection is unique to each person. At Love Your Story, we take the time to listen to both sides of the story, and use effective systems such as the Gottman Method and Prepare/Enrich to help you address the issues you are facing and reach a resolution that works for both of you. 

Often, the conflicts that bring you to couples therapy are symptoms of deeper issues rooted in past experiences, unmet needs, or behavior patterns developed over time.  By uncovering and understanding these underlying factors, we can work together to resolve the immediate conflicts and create lasting change and healing within your relationship. 

Many couples come to us saying they don’t feel like they’re working together as a team; like they are having to tackle challenges alone. Our focus in therapy is to help you bridge this gap so you can face life’s challenges as a stronger, more unified team. If necessary, we might suggest individual therapy with another therapist in our group to make sure each of your specific needs are addressed, your progress is monitored, and you’re making progress toward your relationship goals.

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About Us

Why Work With Love Your Story Christian Counseling Services

Sarah Proemsey, LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR, FOUNDER & CLINICAL DIRECTOR OF LOVE YOUR STORY Christian Counseling Services, in California

Sarah Proemsey

Founder & Clinical Director

We believe that if you put people first you cannot fail.

Our mission is simple yet profound: to create a safe space where you can be yourself, with no judgment, and no shame; to offer hope and healing to individuals, couples, families, churches, schools, and communities - because people matter.

We understand that hurt can happen in relationships, but we also know that healing can happen there too. At Love Your Story, we're like your trusted friend, and a spa day rolled into one (with the occasional psychological workout that's totally worth it). Our team is committed to using evidence-based, well-researched methods to understand and guide personal growth, exploring the inspiring intersection between faith and science.

Our counseling practices are a safe haven for your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, relational, and physical well-being.

But above all, we're here to be models of love, supporting you every step of the way.

Welcome to our safe space; your healing journey begins here.

AUTHENTICITY

We encourage you to show up as you are and we aim to be a safe place for you to find the support you need.

Belonging

We want to support you in building belonging in your life. We are dedicated to creating a warm & welcoming space for all.

Community

We are members of a beautifully diverse community and want to show up in a way that makes the world a better place.

Growth

We believe in the potential for healing. Change is possible and we can hold that hope for our clients as they grow.

our team

Therapists Who Specialize in Couples Therapy

Our compassionate, knowledgeable team creates a safe space for you to show up fully as yourself, without judgment or shame.

Our Approach

How Couples Therapy Works

Couples therapy includes one individual session with each person to ensure we understand your unique perspective. All other sessions are completed together.

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We understand your story

We listen to the story that has created and shaped the way you live today.

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We get to the root cause

We address the immediate pain and work towards changing deep rooted patterns.

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We help you move toward change

We work with your unique needs and story to heal pain and create lasting change.

Frequently asked questions

Do we attend therapy together?

Yes. We want to support you in reconnecting as we work together to understand how you got here, your and your partner’s current needs, and how we can move forward to develop a personalized plan to strengthen your bond.

Often we will meet with each of you alone at the beginning of our sessions together to allow you to share things with your counselor that you might have been reluctant to share in your partner’s presence. This also gives your therapist the chance to help you work on your weaknesses and build on your strengths in a way that translates into the relationship as a whole.

Couples counseling provides a safe space where you can talk openly, better understand each other, and learn how to improve your connection with the gentle guidance of a third party. While there is no guarantee of a specific outcome with couples counseling, it has been shown to contribute to a decreasing divorce rate in the United States in recent years, and with your commitment to the process, counseling can absolutely help save and strengthen your marriage.

Couples therapy requires participation, willingness, and commitment from both partners to achieve optimum results. However, taking that first step towards change is an important one even if you’re by yourself. Many people find that once they get started with therapy, the changes they are able to make even by themselves cause significant improvement in the relationship. Seeing that impact can often inspire reluctant partners to join, as well.

If you’re still struggling to have your partner come to therapy, we suggest booking an individual session and get started on meeting your needs now.   

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If you’re ready to

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Love Your Story

Helping you write the love story your marriage deserves.