couples coaching




Here at the Relationship Doctor, we specialize in helping you stay with the conversations that matter the most, by:   1. Relaxing tension patterns and staying more open to the true possibilities in every relational moment. 2Optimizing your individual style strengths and learning to use the particular connection gifts of your personality type more consciously and effectively.   3. Expanding your communication skills and response options in challenging moments.  4. Transforming difficult moments with your significant other into powerful forward movement in the relationship.  5. Clearing up blind spots with the life-enhancing practice of staying curious in the relational field and using the exciting, problem-solving  ”permanent beta” approach in your relationship.    6Moving into the kind of mindful, truly wise interpersonal action that can create success in every area of your life partnership.

Couples Coaching with Ronna the Relationship Doctor

Understand the Strengths & Challenges that Each of Your Personality Styles Bring to This Particular Part of Your Relationship Journey

with the Christian Enneagram Partnership-Building Experience!

Your Enneagram Type & Wing?   Reformer, Helper, Achiever, Individualist, Investigator, Loyalist, Enthusiast, Challenger, or Peace-maker?  (Integrating Eternal Scriptural Truths with the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Insight Approach)

Your Top Needs?  Certainty, Variety, Significance, Connection, Growth, Contribution?  (The Robbins’-Madanes Work & Enneagram of Personality Level of Development Work)

Your Conflict Resolution Style?  Positive Outlook, Emotional Intensity & Honesty, or Competency-Focused?  (The Enneagram Institute Harmonics in Challenging Conversations)

Where Do You Like to Recharge?  Introversion (“I Need Alone Time”) or Extroversion (“I Need to Get Out and See People”)?  (MBTI I-E Scale & Your Relational Ennea-style)

How Do You Like to Make Decisions?  Thinking & Facts, or Feeling & Values?  (MBTI T-F Scale & Your Relational Ennea-style)

How Do You Like to Take in Information?  Your Five Senses (Concrete Data) or Intuition (the Possibilities)?  (MBTI S-N Scale & Your Relational Ennea-style)

What is Your Desire for Closure?   Not so Much (Staying Open & Perceiving);  Gotta Have it! (Finishing, Making a Judgment)?  (MBTI P-J Scale & Your Relational Ennea-style)

Your Instinctual Value Stack?  Self-Preservation (Homeostasis & Comfort), Sexual (Chemistry & Expansion), Social (Bonding & Community)?  (The Instinctual Variants of the Enneagram & Couple Life Skill Building)

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What Stage of Partner Life are You in, and What Does that Mean in Terms of Where You Most Need to Put Your Energy Right Now?  Bonding, Talking, Doing, Being, Teaming?  (The Bader-Pearson Developmental Stage Work for Couples)

What are Your Natural Life Management Skills?  Producing Results, Administrating for Efficiency, Entrepreneur-ing for Long-term Effectiveness, or Integrating for Unity?  (Madanes & Adizes PAEI Roles in Family Connection)