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Newly  Engaged or newly committed?

Waiting for the Arrival of your 1st child?

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

If you're someone who likes couples therapy sessions to be goal-focused, organized, and able to provide measurable progress, then my approach could be just what you're looking for. My style works best for those not in crisis or looking to explore specific issues right now. Rather, I like to use a step-by-step enhancement approach that pairs up nicely with a structured, educational method.  Each session has an objective with continued exercises to practice in between sessions. I believe knowledge that is practiced is powerful!  Please click on this link for More information.


Throughout the course of their lives, couples encounter numerous transitions. Acquiring relationship skills at an early stage can help prevent future relationship distress. While the arrival of a new baby is a joyful event, it can also be a stressful transition that impacts the couple's dynamic. Furthermore, couples may undergo transitions in their relationship that necessitate a "tune-up" on connection and communication.

Through the acquisition of research-backed relationship skills that strengthen your bond, you and your partner can not only benefit yourselves but also positively influence the development of your child(ren). These programs are specifically designed to help establish a robust foundation for a fulfilling, healthy, and enduring relationship. 

The relationship programs are private 1:1 format (just you and your partner)  


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. 

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Yes, I also provide individual therapy to those who desire to manage anxiety, boost self-esteem, and enhance overall well-being. Additionally, I assist individuals in addressing emotional eating behaviors through health coaching and implementing mindful and positive approaches.


      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. Yes, I do offer individual therapy.  

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

The program is a preventive intervention, so newly engaged or committed couples will benefit from increasing their awareness of 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


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.



I provide psychoeducational couple enrichment programs comprising four distinct types aimed at strengthening your relationship. These structured sessions are designed to enhance the connection between couples by exploring conflict management, communication, and the development of awareness of both one's partner and oneself. Based on the book "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work," in addition to prepare/enrich and couples institute, these sessions are conducted privately, similar to traditional couple's therapy.

The psychoeducational counseling approach focuses on imparting knowledge and skills, while simultaneously offering support and accountability to practice the skills learned. Implementing new skills can be challenging, and to ease this process, I offer personal feedback and support throughout the program. The psychoeducational format is also less intimidating, providing a comfortable start for couples who may not yet be ready for traditional therapy.


Moreover, even after the program is over, I continue to offer counseling to ensure that the skills learned are continually practiced and strengthened.

Research reveals that happy couples have lower rates of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and their children are more likely to experience 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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