Toni Larson, LISW
My name is Toni Larson and I have worked as a professional social worker for over 30 years. I am a licensed professional social worker more commonly known as an LISW, which many insurance plans will recognize for counseling services. I am very “pro” marriage and believe that if a couple wants to save their marriage it very likely can be saved, but it takes work and dedication on both their parts. The difficulties that bring a couple to marriage counseling likely did not occur overnight and will likely not be fixed overnight. Time and patience are necessary for healing to take place. Much of the work needed to heal will take place outside of the counseling sessions with practicing new skills and behaviors learned in counseling. If you are willing to work, I would be happy to work with you.
Wanda Pritzel, LISW
When your most intimate relationship is no longer safe and a source of happiness for you, your whole life is affected. Living in conflict where each day is painful begins to lead to hopelessness and a belief that it will never change and never get better. No matter what it was that brought you to this place, you are now feeling unhappy and stuck. This wasn’t the way it was supposed to work. If that’s how you are feeling, it may seem that the best thing to do is to end this marriage and find another partner. Before you go there, I hope you take some time to look at another option, one that could be very good for you, your children, your financial future and your mental, physical and spiritual health. Here’s some good news and hope for you: Your marriage can become healthy again! Research and my 20 plus years of experience working with couples both confirm that change is possible, and marriages can be restored. Investing some time and energy in fixing what is wrong, with assistance from an experienced counselor, is worth your investment. If you are interested in saving your marriage, I’d be happy to help you.