This 3-part workshop invites couples at all stages of relationship seeking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their partner. Through a combination of group-based lecture and private break-out sessions, couples will be able to learn about, process, and discuss their relational triggers. Additionally, couples will learn concrete skills and communication tools to utilize in difficult and connective conversations. 

Content differs across sessions (see below for details) and can stand alone. To this end, couples are welcome to attend one, two, or all three sessions. 
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  • 3 distinct 75-minute workshops, meeting the first 3 Thursdays in October
  • Workshops meet from 6:30-7:45pm, in person
  • Facilitator: Nina Calmenson, PhD
  • Fee: $75/workshop (per couple), or $200/3-part series (per couple)
WORKSHOP #1:  October 6
Growing Empathy: Recognizing Your Relational Patterns

WORKSHOP #2:  October 13
Good Couples’ Common Pitfalls: Mistakes to Avoid
WORKSHOP #3:  October 22
What Healthy Couples Do Right… and How You Can Do It, Too!


Nina Calmenson, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Therapy Dallas, working under the joint supervision of Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst and Dr. Sarah Horton.  Dr. Calmenson received her PhD from the University of North Texas in Counseling Psychology, where she trained in both Emotion Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman techniques.  Specializing in evidence-based couple and family treatments, Dr. Calmenson offers therapeutic theory, skills, and communication tools that have been researched and proven to support healthy relationships.