Imago Relationship Therapy takes an in-depth look at the psychological workings of intimate relationships by exploring the origins of attraction and conflict. It is based on a theory of couplehood created by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and presented in the best-selling book, Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples. Over two million copies of the book have been sold since its first publication in 1988.
Imago offers an emotionally safe process through the structure of dialogues. This process teaches couples new tools for communication while uncovering the root causes of relational stress. Imago explores how childhood experiences impact adult relationships while emphasizing the integration of appreciations, caring behaviors, and loving contact. Through this process, couples have the opportunity to heal old wounds, stretch into a more fully expressed version of themselves and experience their partner in new and profound ways.
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified Imago Relationship therapist, Nicole sees her role with couples as a one of a helpful coach, rather than a righteous referee. She teaches couples a new way to talk and a new way to listen through the various Imago dialogues and deepening exercises. Nicole chose to root her couples’ work in Imago because of its underlying principles that promote mindfulness in relationship and conscious couplehood. Imago is a process that places growth and healing at the forefront, mobilizing each partner towards self-actualization and unconditional love; ultimately supporting couples to create and maintain a loving and fulfilling relationship for years to come. To learn more about Imago, click here.