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Faith Lesniak, LMFT

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Faith Lesniak is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 13 years of experience providing marriage & family therapy to her clients. She is trained in the Gottman Method for marriage counseling and is also a Gottman Leader for the ‘7 Principles for Making Marriage Work’, along with the ‘Bringing Baby Home program’.  Faith is bringing these evidence based workshops to the community to help teach couples proven, practical, and effective strategies for making marriage work and for adjusting to new parenthood. If you would like to read further information about the Gottman Method for marriage counseling or any of the workshops that are presented below, please visit The Gottman Institute.


Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the acclaimed culmination of four decades of the research of Dr. John Gottman, made widely available for couples like you who long for better relationships. Congratulate yourself for taking time to begin or continue your journey of deep and loving partnership.

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Bringing Baby Home

Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 67% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings.

Gottman’s research-based Bringing Baby Home workshops prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible. In a relaxed and supportive environment, parents learn to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging time. They build on what Dr. Gottman and colleagues found is the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.

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