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WHY I DO WHAT I DO
As a hopeful romantic I started a couples therapy practice in 2009. I loved love all the way through graduate school studying the psychology of desire and intimacy, and the skills needed to keep love alive. I left school excited and ready to help healthy happy people love more authentically.
When I started my private practice the harsh reality of marriage therapy started sinking in fast. The happy healthy couples I wanted to help were not showing up- instead I met with folks who were deeply wounded by their partners. Folks who were lonely in their relationships who'd often grown resentful and bitter after years of relationship neglect.
I was heartbroken.
I saw so many people with incredible sadness- many of whom decided they couldn't stay together. Don't get me wrong, I saved a lot of couples from the brink of divorce, resolved many affairs, and helped people reconnect in meaningful ways. However, I always wished I could have met them sooner to help head off the difficulties they faced when we started working together.
It's a well-known fact in the marriage therapy industry, most couples go to therapy 7-24 months after they really should have started.
So I longed for a way to get upstream of all the hurt and help people stay in the vibrant, connected place they were earlier in their relationship. I wanted to help people lay a foundation of love and learn the skills necessary to patch it if cracks ever started to form.
I drew on my then 15 years experience leading communication workshops and personal retreats to create a curriculum for couples to assess their strengths, foster growth, and resolve stuck unhealthy patterns way before they ever needed therapy.
Since then I've been leading private and small group retreats for couples who want to leave old relationship patterns they've outgrown behind, and intentionally create a shared vision for their future. We assess relationship strengths, practice new skills, and develop meaningful strategic plans for relationship wellness.
And we have a lot of fun.
Now my heart is full- as are my client's hearts.
See, strengths-focused work and growth-oriented work attracts incredible people. People who want to be in better relationship with themselves and with their partners are often wellness minded and highly motivated. They are professionals, travelers, students, leaders, and most of all very loving partners who just want a little tune-up of their relationship skills to help ensure their future.
If you're in love, it's an investment worth making. Give me a call if you are interested in learning the skills of healthy relationships and lasting connection.
THE FORMAL BIO:
Gina Senarighi, MA, MS, CPC is a retreat coach, workshop facilitator, and author. She's been leading teams and couples to clarity and connection for over twenty years.
In that time she's developed a solid framework based in neuroscience, nonviolent communication, and positive psychology research that has transformed diverse relationships across the country.
Gina retired her couples counseling practice in 2016 to focus entirely on supporting folks who crave relationship wellness and want to get healthy before their relationship starts to fall apart. Gina offers practical, proven skills to transform relationships in deeply meaningful ways.
As a retreat coach, her background in coaching, psychology, mediation and communication training has enabled her to offer uniquely powerful tools to help clients overcome stuck patterns.
Her uniquely non-judgmental, inclusive approach to couples work puts even the most concerned participants at ease. She is not your average sit-and-nod supporter- she'll call you out, and always help you grow.
As one participant put it, "Gina never coddles me, but I always feel supported." Read more from her past clients here.
She has specialized in communication skill building as well as repairing trust and intimacy when stakes are high. These cornerstones of her work support couples through life transitions together- instead of growing apart.
Gina has also created thousands of tools, worksheets, guides and authored a few books to support relationships (even beyond has client base). Get on her email list if you'd like access to her tool library.
PRAISE & GRATITUDE
"We live by the law of attraction it seemed natural that we would create an intentional relationship with as much care and investment as we do everything else. Gina supported our mindset and spiritual choices in our work and helped us bring our relationship into alignment."
- Dawn & Mark, Willsonville, OR, clients 2016
"All it took was one free discovery call with Gina and we were headed in a better direction."
- Allyson & Mark, London, UK, 2017
"In our very first session Gina saw something in us I hadn't realized in seven years together. That shifted everything."
- Sarah & Tara, Portland, Oregon, USA, 2016
"I feel a million times better than when we started couples coaching together. When we first called Gina I thought we might be splitting up. We're both really solid on our own and we've grown more so over the years. I thought we'd tried everything possible to reconnect.
But even after one session I felt things starting to shift. Gina suggested simple things that helped us get back to solid ground."
- Mariah, Seattle, Washington, client in 2017