Transforming Your Relationship
With Jim Phelan
Hi, I am Jim Phelan
Jim Phelan, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
B.A. in Psychology from Argosy University
M.A in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Christian College
Advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Level 3 trained Gottman Couples Counselor
I can help with
Improving your communication with each other
A deeper and more meaningful connection
Increasing confidence and satisfaction in your relationship
I believe in coming alongside couples who want a better relationship, who recognize their communication needs to improve but aren’t sure how to do that.
Imagine if you could have a healthy argument without things getting blown out of proportion, without things escalating, and without losing your self-control.
Couples I work with, not only transform their relationship, they learn to protect and nurture it. Even when they disagree.
Frequently asked question.
What is the Gottman Method?
Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, science-based therapy. It is based upon empirical data from a study of more than 3000 couples that showed what works (and what doesn’t) to help couples have a long-term healthy relationship.
Won’t counselling make things worse?
Counselling can often bring up problems and issues in a relationship and the going can be rough. What tends to happen is couples learn how to manage strong emotions and communicate more effectively which results in a deeper and stronger connection.
Does couples counseling really work?
The success of counseling depends on several factors including each person’s commitment to each other and to the process. Studies have shown that the effectiveness of couples counseling increases when there is a specific modality used (Gottman) and an open mindedness about the process.
How can a relationship be “transformed”?
Couples are transformed as individuals first because of the exchange of understanding, insights, new learnings and the excitement it all brings. Thus the relationship is transformed by each person in it working together.