​​Below are articles, assessments, and links you may find useful. Unless otherwise indicated, each is the property of the indicated source.

Relationship Happiness Self-Test
This questionnaire, created by the Gottman Institute and based upon the research of one of the world's leading authorities on couples relationships, provides a means to assess each partner’s satisfaction with various aspects of their partnership. It may enable a couple to determine if therapy may improve their relationship.

The Five Love Languages
What if you could say or do just the right thing guaranteed to make that special someone feel loved? The secret is learning the right love language! Millions of couples have learned the simple way to express their feelings and bring joy back into marriage: The Five Love Languages, Dr. Gary Chapman’s New York Times bestseller. This resource describes the five love languages identified by Dr. Chapman. You can also take a quiz to determine your love language (or better understand your partner's).

​Using Science to Determine Why Relationships Succeed or Fail

​This article summarizes John and Julie Gottman's more than 40 years of scientific research into the differences between relationships that succeed and those that fail.

Perceived Stress Scale

This questionnaire enables one to assess the extent to which stress may be having an unhealthy effect on his or her mental health and ability to carry out tasks of everyday life. Individuals with high levels of stress frequently experience impaired physical or emotional health. If one’s score indicates stress in several areas, therapy may help improve his/her functioning.

Building a Great Sex Life Is Not Rocket Science

In this article, John Gottman identifies important positive and negative behaviors that influence the health of a couple’s sexual relationship.​​

I provide caring and confidential therapeutic counseling, with sound professional training and more than 23 years experience in the Charleston, SC area. I have completed Level 3 (of 4) in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the leading research-based approach to assist couples in building positive relationships. For those desiring Christian counseling, I am uniquely trained to offer therapy incorporating sound psychotherapy with a spiritual dimension.


Doctor of Ministry, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Master of Education in Counseling, The Citadel
Master of Divinity, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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