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Athens Area Psychotherapy

Dr. Patricia S. Brawner, PhD

Relationship Renewal

Couples Counselor & Therapist

For more than 25 years, I have been counseling couples of all kinds – married, committed relationships, LGBT – in my private practice in Athens, GA. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, and I am a licensed psychologist in Georgia. I focus my practice on marriage and family therapy, specializing in couples therapy with advanced training in the Gottman Method.

Since 1991, I have been in private practice in Athens, GA, helping individuals and couples overcome challenges and build stronger relationships. My belief in the potential for growth and change drives my work, and I am dedicated to guiding couples toward renewed connections.

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Areas of Expertise

Couples Counseling, Relationship Therapy, Marriage Workshops, The Gottman Method, and LGBTQ+ Relationship Counseling

I offer a range of services to address various challenges faced by couples. My approach includes couples counseling, relationship therapy, marriage workshops, and specialized counseling for LGBTQ+ relationships. We are dedicated to helping couples navigate through difficulties and strengthen their bond. Whether you are facing communication issues, trust issues, or seeking premarital counseling, we are here to support you in your journey to a healthier and happier relationship.

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Couples Therapy

Couples therapy focuses on improving communication, resolving conflicts, and strengthening the emotional connection between partners. Using evidence-based approaches like the Gottman Method, I guide couples in rebuilding trust, enhancing intimacy, and creating a more fulfilling relationship.

Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling offers couples a dedicated space to address marital issues and enhance their partnership. Whether dealing with conflicts, infidelity, or life changes, I help couples navigate challenges, rebuild trust, and deepen their connection, promoting a stronger and more resilient marriage.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy provides a supportive environment to explore personal challenges and develop effective coping strategies. Through personalized sessions, I help address issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, and life transitions, empowering them to achieve greater emotional well-being and personal growth.

Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling prepares couples for a successful marriage by addressing key topics such as communication, conflict resolution, and shared goals. I provide tools and insights to help couples build a strong foundation for their future together, ensuring they enter marriage with confidence and clarity.

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