Gabriel Frederick, M.A., LPC, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia. I graduated from a local, Atlanta graduate school, Richmont Graduate University, where I met my wife.
Growing up, I was really shy but had a fascination with how males and females related to each other. I would find myself just watching how guys and girls talked to each other, observing how they would relate and interact with each other in a dating relationship.
Once I graduated college and had to decide on my career, I found myself coming back to the passion of helping couples, especially Christian couples, improve their relationships with each other.
My Approach To Marriage Counseling
In my years of helping couples, the most common themes I have heard are:
- My spouse doesn’t listen to me.
- My husband doesn’t show me love.
- My wife does not respect me.
- I just want to be happy.
- I don’t want another divorce but I can’t live like this anymore.
If these statements really resonate with you, remember that you are not alone and you are not beyond help.
In my practice, I focus on helping couples develop better communication skills and also become self-aware of why they do what they do. While in graduate school and after graduation, I have continued to study methods to help couples. John Gottman, Harville Hendrix, and Prepare/Enrich marriage counseling programs are a few I focus on and use to help my clients.
What You Can Gain from Marriage Counseling
Marriage counseling involves having a third party person step into your relationship to:
- Give a non-biased observation about your interaction
- Help you develop better self-awareness
- Identify and help you change destructive communication and relationship behaviors
- Learn to find and focus on the positives in your relationship, the things that brought you together in the first place
- Resolve conflicts
- Restore fun and intimacy in your marriage
Christian Marriage Counseling
As a Christian, I really believe we as “Christ Followers” have another advocate in the marriage equation that we can lean on for guidance. All we need to do is be open to that leading. A Christian Marriage Counselor, such as myself, who shares a similar worldview, can be someone to help you in that spiritual journey.
Call me to schedule an appointment and leave a confidential voicemail if I am unable to answer the phone. I will return your call during my next available time slot.