The Marriage Tutor

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32 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, punctuality, and responsiveness.
  • Nikia M.

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    Feb 18, 2018Verified
  • Bob C.

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    I'll be honest. The only reason I met with Wendy is because my wife wanted me to. She made a believer out of me within the first 15 minutes and I wish I hadn't been so stubborn about seeing someone for our problems earlier. I felt so much better about our marriage after spending just a few hours with Wendy. Can't recommend her highly enough!

    Feb 5, 2018Verified

About this pro

My service stands out because I am not a traditional counselor or therapist. I take an approach of a teacher and coach. In our sessions, we do not stay focused on the past. Certainly, I need to hear the story of how your relationship got to where it is today, but once I fully understand your story, we move into repair mode. If there has been a breach of trust, I walk you through the steps you must take in order to repair the relationship. If you are experiencing difficultly communicating, I teach you productive ways to communicate that leads to both people feeling understood. If you are arguing and can't find a way to resolve your conflicts, I will teach you a proven method that will help you work though those conflicts quickly and keep you focused on fixing the real issue without spinning into a larger problem. Most of my clients see an immediate improvement in their relationship after the first session. This is because of my unique approach to scheduling appointments. Most marriage counselors schedule and hour for your session and once that hour is over, you are expected to leave. I don't think that approach is helpful because it usually takes an hour for a couple to fully explain the issues they're experiencing. I think it would do more damage to their relationship to allow them to recall the painful emotions and then cut them off because an hour has passed. My approach is different because it is my goal to end our sessions with my clients in better shape than when we started. I schedule appointments that allow for enough time for you to tell me the past history AND enough time to work through SOLUTIONS to the problems. I love to watch people's eyes light up when they truly discover something they didn't know about themselves and realize that they have the power to change what isn't working in their relationships.

Years in business

11

Times hired on Thumbtack

78

Location

San Antonio, TX 78229

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I charge $70 per hour for coaching services. I accept credit cards, cash, or check and collect the payment after we complete each session.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      Because I am a coach and not a counselor, my sessions are run very differently than people might think. I believe that most counselors give you an hour for an appointment and by the time that hour is finished, you've only just gotten started diving into the problem. I block off at least 2-3 hours of my time so I can stay with couples as long as they need during the first session. It's been my experience that frustrations, hurt and conflicts have been building up for a long time and by the time they see me for the first time, they really need a lot of time to tell me their story. I immediately start to see ways in which I can coach them to change their relationship, but I don't think you can get a lot accomplished with only a one hour session. I will guide the new client through the process by asking questions, creating an atmosphere where we can have deep discussion while making them feel safe to share their feelings with me and move quickly into coaching them by giving them tools and techniques to improve their communications and conflict resolution skills.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am a certified Stephen Minister and a Leader of 20 other Stephen Ministers, I teach continuing education each month. I teach active listening skills, boundary skills, relationships skills and how to deal with people who are in a life crisis. Because I am the continuing education leader, I must continually read and learn and write the content of the course. I'm always reading and taking courses to hone my skills as a coach. I want to be clear that I am NOT a doctor, psychiatrist, therapist or a counselor. Coaching is very different and is not a substitute for counseling, therapy or mental health evaluation.

    Business hours

    Central Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for The Marriage Tutor is about 75+ miles of San Antonio, TX.