Aging & Geriatric Issues, Chronic Pain/Disability or Illness, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health/Wellness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Transitions, Marriage, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Stress Management, Trust Issues



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Marriage/Couples Counselor

About Kathe Skinner

You're smart, creative, and committed to yourself and each other. But just like Cinderella and Prince Charming, you've lost your glass slipper. See, once those mice stopped singing and the birds stopped helping Cindy with her hair, life around the castle looked pretty much the same as it does at your house. Fights about stupid things, sleeping on the sofa, not talking, no intimacy.  

You may have fears your relationship has gotten unhealthy, that the glass slipper slipped away for good. But you may be surprised.

Negative feelings and behaviors are sometimes natural. Who wouldn't be sad, depressed, angry, confused, stuck, afraid, or even numb when there are relationship problems? 

You're not sick or diagnosable. 

You don't need therapy, you need skills at caring for yourself as well as your partner and that includes better communication.

You don't need therapy, you need hope. And you've probably let things go so long that you feel about as hopeless as you've ever felt before.

In contrast "unhealthy couples", those couples not suited for my practice, have addiction problems, have one partner unsure about commitment to the relationship, or who are making a "last ditch effort" to save the relationship.

Of course you want the magic back! I helped Cindy and Prince find their glass slipper; I can help you, too. 




With humor, trustworthiness, and caring  I'm a kick in the butt, a safety net, a coach and teacher, a cheerleader, a translator, a soft place to land. I'm gentle but direct in my skill and knowledge in order to help you reach the goal you've set — a goal you decide, not me.  

So many of my clients tell me how relieved they are because I get it.  I've been married, am married, have multiple sclerosis. I've been on the other side of the couch, too, so I know all about those characteristics unhelpful helpers have. I've been around for more than 60 years. So, yeah, I get it.

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