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 Individual Relationship Programs 

Newly  Engaged or newly committed?

Waiting for the Arrival of your 1st child?

In a stable relationship but would like to deepen your connection or manage anxiety?

Accepting new clients in May. Please email me for questions.

If you like to have a focus, agenda and an outcome in your therapy sessions, you may like my psychoeducational approach to therapy (I have 2 offerings: couples anxiety management and relationships skills for couples!).


As expected throughout our lifetimes, couples face many transitions. Learning relationship skills early on can prevent future relationship distress. Bringing home a new baby is a joyful but often stressful transition that can impact the couple dynamic. Couples also have transitions in their relationship where they feel like they might need a "tune up" on connection and communicating.

By learning proven relationship skills to strengthen your bond, you can not only benefit yourselves but also your child(ren).  These foundational couples educational programs are designed to help you and your partner build a strong foundation for a happy, healthy, and long-lasting relationship. Even if you already feel your relationship is functioning well, this program can help deepen your connection and improve your communication.  

The relationship programs are private 1:1 format (just you and your partner) "classes/sessions" are based following the Gottman's Institute,  prepare/enrich and attachment theory. 


With a supportive, open-minded, inclusive, non-judgmental approach, I will create a safe and comfortable environment for you and your partner to explore your relationship and practice ways of building your friendship through reading, activities and discussions. 


      Practical and Insightful Program

Hi, I'm Christina Spinler, a licensed family and couples therapist with the goal of helping couples build strong and supportive relationships through education and support.  The classes I teach are based on Dr. Gottman's research on what makes a relationship healthy, prepare/enrich and from the couples institute. 

Montana - Our Summer Retreat

"Transform Your Relationship and Build a Stronger, More Fulfilling Partnership with the 7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work"

-- As a note I also offer anxiety management for couples as well (see below)

If you looking to improve your relationship and build a stronger, more fulfilling partnership with your partner? Then it's time to take the "7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work" class! 

Based on the groundbreaking research of Dr. John Gottman, this private 1:1 class offers practical (just you and your partner in session), evidence-based strategies for building and maintaining a strong, successful relationship. With the 7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work, you'll learn how to overcome common relationship challenges, increase intimacy, and create a lifetime of love and fulfillment.

Overview of what you can learn in this private 1:1 class:

  • Learn evidence-based strategies for improving your relationship

  • Discover how to overcome common relationship challenges and build a strong, successful partnership

  • Increase intimacy and deepen your connection with your partner

  • Build a shared vision for your future and create a lifetime of love and fulfillment

  • Learn from expert instructors who have helped countless couples transform their relationships

The program is a preventive intervention, so newly engaged or committed couples will benefit from increasing their awareness on learning from the masters of relationships.   The main focus is building a stronger emotional connection with your partner. Yes, also benefits couples who would like to strengthen their already healthy relationship. I state this as this is  program is not appropriate for couples having relationship distress, high conflict or on the brink of divorce. 

I am licensed to see clients in Texas (Telehealth only) and Oklahoma (Telehealth and office)

To schedule a free 15-minute meet and greet email me at

-I offer affordable plan with monthly payments


You can take the anxiety management sessions as an individual or as a couple. The format is still one on one  but structured format with a beginning - middle and and end date.

Anxiety can have a profound impact on relationships, causing tension, misunderstandings, and even distance. That's why it's important for couples to work together to manage anxiety and build a stronger, more resilient relationship.

The Couples Anxiety Management Class provides a supportive and educational environment where you and your partner can learn about anxiety, its causes, and how to manage it effectively together. You will:

  1. Learn coping mechanisms: You and your partner will learn practical and effective coping mechanisms that can help you manage anxiety as a team.

  2. Practice mindfulness self compassion techniques: By learning mindfulness techniques together, you will learn how to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety in your relationship.

  3. Build a stronger bond: By working together to manage anxiety, you will build a stronger bond and improve communication in your relationship.


I believe in taking a holistic approach to anxiety management for couples. In the Couples Anxiety Management Class, you and your partner will not only learn practical coping mechanisms, but learn how to navigate the physical impact of anxiety for an overall more resilient impact for your health and your relationship. 

My hope is  to support and guide you both on your journey towards healing and growth.



If you're looking to strengthen your relationship, I offer four types of psychoeducational couple enrichment programs. These structured sessions consist of lessons and practices designed to help couples enhance their connection by exploring conflict management, communication, and developing awareness of both their partner and themselves.


The sessions are conducted privately, like traditional couple's sessions, and are based on "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" book, along with prepare/enrich and couples institute.

Why do I use this format? Because knowledge is powerful, but putting that knowledge into practice is even more important. The psychoeducational counseling method allows you to learn new skills while also getting support and helpful accountability to practice those skills.


It's natural to find it difficult to apply something new, which is why I provide personal feedback and support throughout the program. If you're not quite ready for "therapy," this psychoeducational format is a less intimidating start. Even after the program is over, I offer continued counseling to ensure that the skills you've learned are continually practiced and strengthened.

Research shows that happy couples have lower rates of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and their children are more likely to feel the positive effects. By investing in your relationship now, you can create a healthier and happier future for both you and your family.



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