Relationship Coaching

Hearts in the wintertime

You begin your lives together with high hopes and dreams and enter into the rest of your life with joy and anticipation. One day you wake and wonder "How did we get here?", as you realize that the bond that you once had is breaking or is broken.

You may be dating, be committed/married and have children together or you may just want to honor those commitments you made to one another to have each other’s back, to be a team, to cherish one another.

The good news: you are here searching for answers. I have been a licensed therapist and life coach for 32 years, and have specialized in relationship work for over 15 years. I’ve been where you are…facing a bleak future with a partner that I could no longer relate to. I know the pain of separating and ultimately divorcing.

I’m here to tell you that the experience of dissolving a committed relationship is not one I would wish on my enemies…and it's avoidable. The cost of deciding not to fight for your relationship is far reaching…families are torn apart and relationships and bonds broken.

When I met and married my husband that I have had the privilege of sharing hopes, dreams and life paths together, I vowed to NEVER be in that position again. He agreed and we promised to honor our vows…it is through that hard work that we are together 24 years later.

Young couple

Through my own experience and through the experiences of the couples that I’ve worked with, I found that there are Components of LIFE LONG PARTNERSHIPS that must be in place for your relationship to thrive.

That will be the work that we do together; making sure that those components are solid and healthy in all that you say and do from this moment forward.

Choose to fight, work alongside one another and create a NEW, healthier way of partnering that will allow you and your family to thrive. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose…

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What my clients say

"Barbara counseled my husband and I as our marriage was in unbelievably bad shape. She gave us the skills and tools to communicate better. We now understand each other's communication style and can constructively work through conflict when or if it arises. We are incredibly happy in our marriage now and I am so glad we decided to work with Barb! Overall, I cannot speak more highly of Barbara, she is the best and I cannot thank her enough."

"Just started with Barb. I appreciate her demeanor and wisdom. She feels like a loving and wise Aunt. She listens and offers great feedback. She truly seems to care. I am looking forward to working with her to continue creating a better life for me and my family."

"Mrs. Barb so far has been great on understanding our problems and helping us work them out she is very respectful and listens."

"Barbara takes time with us and does not try to rush the process. She follows up each session with her own notes and assigns actions which is quite helpful. Still on the journey but better than when we started for sure. Thank you Barbara."

"She is great! She is an amazing partner to have for this journey!"


From the comfort of your own home, I work with individuals and couples all over the world. I use a private and encrypted messaging platform that provides voice, video and texting from any location via the Internet.

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