As Marriage/Couples/Relationship Coaches & Counselors, we are committed to supporting healthy relationships. We personally know the ups and downs of relationships as we’ve been practicing in ours for 30+ years!
We have over our 60+ years of combined experience as psychotherapists, relationship educators, workshop leaders, public speakers, authors and consultants. Melva holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist, Workshop Presenter and Consultant. Jesse holds a Master’s Degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from the Michigan Graduate School of Professional Psychology and is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Consultant.
We have worked hard to live the message we teach—in our marriage and family, and as business partners. Our marital journey began as a “blended family.” We were determined to create a successful life experience for ourselves and our two minor sons from Jesse’s previous marriage. To be successful, we had to overcome the internal and external influences, pressures, and conflicts that often tear families like ours apart.
Through the study of marriage and family therapies, marriage education programs, “trial and error,” an ongoing shared commitment, continuous dialogue, problem solving, goal setting, planning, cooperation, and mutual support, we have successfully created the kind of marriage, family, and professional life we desired. We are excited whenever we have the opportunity to share these tools with other couples to enable them to also create the relationship they’ve also longed for.
We are the authors of Mining for Gold in Your Marriage: 12 Step Journey to Uncover the Hidden Treasures in Your Marriage. We have also appeared on local and national radio and television shows and been featured in numerous print media.