Atlanta Couple Therapy's role has been to provide a supportive and safe environment in order to empower our clients. This allows them to make decisions, break past patterns and move closer to their intended goals. We use schema and cognitive behavioral therapy which focus on recognizing and challenging unproductive and self-defeating thought and processes. Our therapists take an active directive approach and work together with our clients to create treatment plans that will positively impact our clients' daily lives. Often times, when couples come to our office they are either at a standstill or in intense conflict. We often used specialized techniques called 'Gottman' for treatments. We have a long track of records using research, experiences, lengthy clinical training to help couples improve their communication, intimacy, conflict resolution skills, and rebuild trust after infidelity.
Counseling/Therapy Our therapists at Atlanta Couple Therapy have expertise in couples, individual, group, multi-cultural and family counseling and therapy. We also specialized in assisting couples with increasing intimacy and rebuilding trust after infidelity. We help our clients build effective communication skills, so that both partners feel understood and validated. We're also experienced in working with a range of clinical issues (schizophrenia, bi-polar, major depression, anxiety, career counseling, and healing from a break up, acculturation issues for immigrants). Over the years, we have worked with adults, youth and children in multiple settings; including but not limited to: psychiatric hospital, domestic violence shelter, community agencies, court systems, elementary/middle schools and college counseling centers. We also have experience in working with couples and individuals on improving sleep and building stress management skills. Assessments & Evaluations We have conducted psycho-educational evaluations with the D.C. Superior Court System for youth facing criminal charges. Additionally, we have conducted neuro-psychological assessments within a college counseling center population. Working with adjudicated youth, we have developed programs to improve self-esteem, behavior functioning and college readiness. Consulting & Training
We provide consultation and training to corporations, small businesses, organizations and agencies. We focus on the following:
Improve employees' productivity and efficiency
Counseling on personal issues, leadership, and management
Career assessments such as Meyers Briggs Type Indicators Assessment (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory (SII)
Training on diversity and effective Communication
Atlanta Couple Therapy / Gifted Counseling, LLC was founded by Dr. Louis. She has over 10 years of experience in helping distant couples heal after infidelity by building trust, cultivating intimacy, and enhancing communication. Her therapeutic approach has been influenced through worldwide training in Brazil, Mexico, London, and Haiti. Dr. Louis has conducted hundreds of seminars transforming relationships all over the world. She is affectionately called the Marriage Architect. Her book, Marital Peace (Purchase here), is a valuable resource intended to support couples through the challenges of marriage. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Counseling, completed an American Psychology Association (APA) accredited internship at Florida International University in Miami Florida. She earned her Ph.D. from Howard University’s APA accredited Counseling Psychology Program in Washington, D.C. She has spent several years teaching at the college level. She taught the following college level courses: General Psychology, Family Counseling, and Multicultural Foundations in Teaching. In the position of Student Support Team Coordinator for Amos 1 Elementary School, she developed interventions for children with special needs and behavioral concerns. Working as an elementary and middle school counselor in the D.C area, she acquired skills in play therapy, family counseling and parental coaching. She also facilitated parenting classes that facilitated effective disciplinary practices and co-parenting skills for parents.