June 2, 2022. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – A dedicated team of counselors, therapists, and relationship coaches are excited to announce the launch of a new website, GrowMyRelationship.com, created to encourage more couples to consider relationship counseling at all stages of their relationships. The new platform matches couples from all areas of the country with the right counselor for their personalities and relationship goals.
The website is the next step in the thirty-plus-year careers of Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson, known for creating the Developmental Model Approach to couples counseling. Their method has grown into an internationally recognized model that has benefited tens of thousands of couples worldwide. The duo also trains hundreds of counselors every year from the Couples Institute, based in Menlo Park, California. Rather than seeing conflict or struggles as abnormalities, the Developmental Model encourages couples to embrace relationship differences as a natural part of growth and progress.
Dr. Pete Pearson, one of the two counselors who helped found Grow My Relationship, says, “We have two goals with this new platform. The first is to help prevent premature and unnecessary divorces in all types of relationships. We do this by providing education, resources, and assistance in finding a counselor in their local area. We bring together professional therapists providing the model into one easily searchable website.”
Regardless of if someone is using the services or not, couples can find educational resources and content provided about different types of counseling, the stages of therapy, and more to help answer questions and dispel myths about relationship therapy.
Dr. Ellyn Bader, another founder behind the project, says, “COVID-19 has accelerated a lot of trends that were slowly developing. Many counselors have struggled to move to online counseling sessions. Digital healthcare services are the future, and we’re excited to be helping lead the transition into a different way of providing these services to those in need.”
Because of the duos’ commitment to training and equipping therapists, they have recently expanded www.couplesinstitute.com to provide additional training, resources, and mentoring to couples counselors and therapists worldwide. The Couples Institute website will serve as a hub for therapists interested in the Developmental Model and couples counseling in general. Counselors can use the site to gain information about The Developmental Model, access materials for self-study, or register for highly sought-after spots in their training program
Jamie Markizon, a co-founder of the new website, has worked with Ellyn and Pete for almost two decades and says the duo’s commitment to counseling, couples, and education in the field is infectious. “I have worked with many counselors over the years, but Ellyn and Pete truly care about everyone so much. They care passionately about couples and counselors equally. They have spent decades helping to train new generations of counselors, so it’s only natural that they expand their reach further with this new platform.”
The new couples counseling portal, www.growmyrelationship.com, is available now for couples and counselors.
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