Meet Juliet West

 

Juliet West - Christian Marriage Counselor in Austin, TXI discovered my calling for counseling when I realized how much I loved people. I loved listening to their stories, facilitating their self-awareness, and being a catalyst for change and healing in their lives.

This was what I was born to do! And, I've been marriage counseling Austin ever since.

It did not take long after starting graduate school for me to realize that I really enjoyed working with couples and I began focusing my training around marriage and family therapy. This was largely due to the struggles I had faced in my own marital relationship, and as I watched the marriages of close friends crumbling around me.

After seeking Christian Counseling ourselves and drawing on our relationship with God, we were able to overcome the challenges, and in turn I was committed to making my lifelong mission to help build strong marriages.

We have now been married for twenty-two years and God has been faithful to bless us and increase our love for each other.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Language, Literature & Social Sciences - The University of the West Indies, Jamaica 
     
  • Master of Science in Social Sciences  - The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
     
  • Master of Science in Social Work - The University of Texas at Austin 

 

Licensing & Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
     
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker
     
  • Critical Incident Stress Management

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Alpha Honor Society
     
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
     
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
     
  • Christian Counselors of Texas (CCT)
     
  • Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN)

Awards

  • Awarded the Child Welfare Education Scholarship
     
  • Dean's Ambassador for the University of Texas School of Social Work

Five Techniques for Fighting Fair


1. Start gently

2. If you mess up step 1, try again

3. Calm yourself down and help soothe your spouse

4. Find common ground

5. Accept your partner, faults and all

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Married couple hugging in the park

It is said that good marriages take work, but sometimes it's the little changes that can make all the difference!  

Marriage Counseling Issues



Anger and resentment

Lack of emotional intimacy

Poor communication

Decrease in affection and sexual fulfillment

Financial disagreements

Parenting conflicts

Coping with infidelity

Grief or loss of a loved one

Destructive habits and addictions

 

Marriage Quotes


“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“The difference between an ordinary marriage and an extraordinary marriage is in giving just a little ‘extra’ every day, as often as possible, for as long as we both shall live.”

--Fawn Weaver

 

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