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Quid Pro Quo: The Terms of Marriage and Relationship

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, BCC, NGHC

Quid Pro Quo
Quid pro quo means “this for that” in Latin. In American law, it refers to the exchange of something of value between parties engaging in a contract. One person or group agrees to give another person or group something in exchange for what they need or desire. Marriages and relationships are agreements based on quid pro quo. They may or may not be legal and binding, but they are all based on some idea of give-and-take.

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Dancing Together: Attachment Styles in Intimate Relationships

Written by Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC

I see couples of all kinds in my practice, and I think that Attachment Styles are worth bringing up. Attachment Styles describe how we relate, or attach, to intimate partners. The study of Attachment Styles in couples is an offshoot of Attachment Theory which began with the seminal works of psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst John Bowlby in the 1960s through the 1980s.

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Marriage Therapy: Going the Distance

Written by: Lane Gormley, EdS, LPC, NCC

Marriage Therapy is never easy because it doesn”t happen until something has gone wrong in what presumably is, or at least was, the most important relationship in our life. Some instances of marriage therapy that I facilitated were brief and relatively painless. There was one couple who came for only five sessions of Imago Therapy. During a third-session discussion of childhood caregivers, each of them saw suddenly and clearly the misunderstandings that they held with respect to their partner”s behaviors. Their mutual relief was almost palpable: “Oh… Is that why he does that!!!!!” They left therapy after two more sessions with the understanding that, should further issues arise, we are always available to help them. I have not seen them since; but I did get a Hanukkah card saying that all goes well.

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4255 Wade Green Road Northwest #414, Kennesaw

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  • AvatarDanielle P★★★★★a week ago
    Jamie Jenkins is great! I feel like she is the perfect therapist for me. Validating and open-minded. She knows I like my conversations to be more casual and she is accommodating in that way because formality makes me shut down.
  • AvatarNelli Vergilis★★★★★a week ago
    I loved my tele session. It was easy to connect and talking to my therapist felt even more productive, as I was not stressed by traffic. Ms.James made me feel supported and heard. And I learned how to handle my hurdles better at the … More very first session. I recommend this practice. You can live anywhere and have a wonderful therapist at your fingertips. THANK YOU.
  • AvatarWaeni Watuma★★★★★a week ago
    I have been going to Ray of Hope for a year now and it has changed my life honestly - everyone there is so nice and I love my therapist she is amazing ! Misty is honestly heaven sent.
  • AvatarPhoenix Bray★★★★★a week ago
    Love Ray of Hope Counseling. Meghan Michalewicz has helped me through some tough stuff and I am so appreciative of the advice.
  • AvatarErica★★★★★2 weeks ago
    Ray of Hope has been really great for myself and my kids to have an outlet you talk about life and the challenges we face. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for someone to talk too. It is well worth it.
  • AvatarMichaela Estes★★★★★2 months ago
    I see Mrs Gianna and she is Absolutely AMAZING!!
    By far the BEST counselor I ever had. She genuinely cares and she shows it every session... I had a rough past before I got to her, and she makes the progression to a better you, much more
    … More easy.. she walks you through how to better yourself and never fails to remind you she is there. I’d give her 10 stars if I could. DEFINITELY WOULD RECOMMEND
  • AvatarNina Cantrell★★★★★3 months ago
    Giada Martini is a very genuine, kind person that makes you really feel she's there for you personally & not just professionally. Her office is very easy space to be in to boot!
  • AvatarVictoria Thomas★★★★★a year ago
    This place is such a tranquil respite if you need somewhere safe to unwind, process grief, heal, or feel strengthened on your journey. Gianna Martini has been an absolute godsend, and I don't think you'll find anyone more caring, … More empathetic, and compassionate. She's kindhearted, an intuitive listener, insightful, and wise. Gianna truly cares about her clients, and I've so appreciated her support and wisdom.
  • AvatarAnonymous Anonymous★★★★★8 months ago
    Lane Gormely is the absolute best. Her experience is undeniable-hands down.
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    Great counseling service for my son who is dealing with some hard problems. Very helpful.

Ray of Hope Counseling Services
2.5
Based on 15 Reviews
Ashley T.
Ashley T.
2020-01-14 12:03:44
I can't attest to the qualifications of the therapists, but the office staff isn't the best. I left two messages (because no one ever answered the phone) to...
Vicki T.
Vicki T.
2019-07-26 22:36:28
I love this place and feel especially grateful for Gianna Martini who has been a godsend to me. A very intuitive listener, she's kind, caring, and...
Shelly K.
Shelly K.
2019-03-22 11:46:51
Receptionist extremely rude and unhelpful, needs some training on customer service.
Lisa S.
Lisa S.
2018-05-01 09:56:20
I am going here for a multitude of reasons. Mainly for my almost 9 year old to have someone to talk to. Lauren Sanders is AMAZING. We both love her and...
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