Works with individuals, couples, and families in their journey towards wholeness and wellness in acquiring the skills and tools needed to become empowered for an enhanced quality of life. Pre-marital couples and seasoned couples are assisted in relationship enhancement, strengthening growth areas, divorce, and divorce prevention through acquiring effective communication, intimacy, and conflict management skills. As a licensed Baptist minister, Dr. Vertreace is able to incorporate the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit into her systemic clinical approach, which allows clients the option to have a spiritual component in their therapeutic process. Family of origin patterns can also be addressed in how they may or may not influence an individuals relational, intimate, and social behaviors, as well as how one deals with stress, anxiety, and conflict resolution.
Dr. Peggy Vertreace is a senior staff marriage and family therapist at Council for Relationships, who works with individuals, couples, and families desiring healing, growth, and wholeness in their lives and relationships. Specific areas of interest addressed by Peggy with her clients include: effective communication, relationship enhancement, grief/loss, infidelity, divorce prevention, pre-marital counseling, intimacy, and religious/spiritual concerns.
In addition to her couples' work, Peggy makes use of family of origin issues, cognitive behavioral therapy, and stress management techniques in assisting clients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in addressing anxiety producing thoughts, which may manifest in physical pain or other IBS related symptoms without the use of medication.
As a licensed Baptist minister, Dr. Vertreace is able to incorporate the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit into her systemic clinical approach, which allows clients the option to have a spiritual component in their therapeutic process regarding issues of forgiveness, marriage as covenant, and specific concerns associated with clergy leadership marriages.