Choose Each Other Again
Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here. We are meant to support and connect with one another while we navigate life. Living a meaningful life is absolutely possible. Regardless of how you feel right now please know you’re not alone.
My life circumstances facilitated my desire to lessen suffering and become a counselor. I graduated from The University of Colorado. I graduated first with a degree in Psychology and then completed my graduate degree in Counseling & Human Services.
My passion has been working with military couples and families. I have been an educator for over 15 years, specializing in helping individuals adjust to military life and marriage. Many couples get overwhelmed balancing career and family responsibilities yet yearn to make their relationship better. I completed Level 3 Practicum Training In Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use it as a blueprint to help couples transform their relationship.
My husband and I married young and had children right away. I felt alone as he was always gone. I tried not to complain as I didn’t want to be one of ‘those’ wives. He seemed happy- but I was miserable. Laila helped us talk, listen and finally communicate. We were able to become a team even while he deployed yet again. We learned commitment isn’t constrained to time or distance.
My wife complained all the time and I was sick and tired of listening to her. I just wanted her to be happy and to have some peace for myself. I packed up one day to leave. She surprised me when she asked me to attend counseling. I love my wife so I said I’d try it but honestly wasn’t hopeful. Laila helped me listen to my wife. Magically, she helped my wife quit blaming me. It has made all the difference as we no longer have the same fights and know how to find solutions that are win/win.
My husband had an online affair. I knew he was sorry but couldn’t look at him the same way again. I wanted to work things out but felt so angry. I was happy one minute and a raging b*tch the next minute. I felt crazy. Laila helped us understand what was going on with me and what would be required of each of us to heal the marriage. It was such a relief to have her support.