I started training to be a therapist in 2007. At the time I was single, on a roll from one almost right-but-not-quite situationship to the next.
Keriann of 2007 did not know what she was doing in the love department.
In my master’s program that had an emphasis on couples and family therapy, I learned a ton about what makes relationships work and what gets in the way.
I realized I really wasn’t getting what I wanted out of my situationships, so I let them go and focused on finding a real committed relationship with someone who actually wanted to be with me.
I met a wonderful man in my graduate program, and we had a lovely long-term relationship. I thought I’d found my person and was done with ever having to date again. But unfortunately, that relationship came to a tragic and unexpected end.
At age 35, I found myself single again. And this time, there were dating apps. 😱
Terrified, a little embarrassed, overwhelmed, and living in a new town where I only knew a few people, I reentered the dating world.
At first I floundered around, going on lots of dates and not being very discerning. It was fun and good experience, but it wasn’t getting me the kind of relationship I actually wanted.
Then I got very intentional and clear about exactly what I wanted in a partner.
Shortly after that, I found him, and we’ve been building a beautiful life together ever since.
Around the same time, I had an opportunity to work with some people who had been struggling to find the right relationship for them, too.
I shared what I’d learned through my professional and personal experience with them, and I saw some incredible shifts happen in their lives.
Two of them went from horrible relationships and dating experiences to finding their person, and they both eventually got married to the person they started dating while they were working with me.
Another person let go of a long-term long-distance relationship with someone who was not willing to commit to them and invest in their relationship, and went on to find a partner who they married.
This all thrilled me. I realized I had the ability to help people with something that could completely change their lives for the better.
I hoped to help more people with this in therapy, but found that not many people were coming to therapy specifically for their issues with dating and early relationships.
So I decided to branch out into coaching, which really is the perfect place for you to solve these challenges and create a better path forward for yourself. In coaching, I work with you in a short-term, hyper-focused, action-oriented way that helps you get results quickly.
And you get the added benefit of working with someone who has been vetted by a rigorous licensing process and who has years of education and experience in the fields of psychology, relationships, and mental wellness.
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