Couples and Marriage Counselor
You are tired of feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and dissatisfied in life and in relationships.
Conflict and disconnection are words that describe your painful relationships.
It feels like nobody understands and “gets” the depth of what you are experiencing.
You feel unappreciated, unimportant, unheard, and unloved.
Your life and relationship is not what you dreamed of and you feel stuck, hopeless, and isolated in your pain.
There is hope because you are not alone.
I’m Casey Lee. I’m a Couples and Marriage Counselor and Therapist.
As a fellow human being, I have also experienced the highs and lows of relationships with parents, friends, and wife for the past 40 years.
Through my personal journey and journeying with people the past 9 years in marriage counseling and therapy I have learned that:
It is in relationships that our heart is wounded,
and it is in relationships that our heart is healed.
Once you have your basic needs like safety, food, and shelter met, the quality of your emotional and relational connections is a matter of life and death.
You have an innate need for emotional contact and responsiveness from people that are important to you.
Whether you are 2 months old or 60 years old, your need for a secure emotional connection is vital for your well-being, it is food and medicine for your heart.
Disconnection from yourself and others can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety.
The more you are connected to how you truly feel, think, and act…
and the more someone else is responsive to how you feel, think and act…
the more you thrive in life.
I CAN HELP YOU
I know how big of a step it is to invest money, time, and energy for therapy. It can be scary to trust someone with the most important things in your life: your relationships and your emotions. I strive to provide exceptional value and quality of service because I care deeply about those who feel broken and hurt.
You want the best for your relationships. I get it. You would want to have the best person you can find to do your open heart surgery. Too much is at stake. It is a life or death matter and your relationships are not much different. Your heart, and the heart of the one whom you love, matters.
You want a couples and marriage counselor knows what they’re doing. Someone you can trust.
Most counselors agree that couples and marriage counseling is one of the hardest things to do well.
You deserve a competent counselor that gives you the best treatment available.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) is one of the most effective researched based way to treat couples and marriages in distress as it gets to the heart of what humans need: a close and safe connection where you can find support and comfort from each other.
Studies of couples receiving Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) show that 70 to 73% of couples reported recovery from relationship distress and 86% reported significant improvement and these positive results continued years after therapy ended.
I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist. I pursue trainings and consultations regularly to keep learning to ensure that you get the best possible treatment.
I have helped injuries in relationships heal and distant couples get connected: EFT works!
ISSUES I CAN HELP YOU WITH
Couples & Marriage Counseling
Couples who’ve experienced betrayals and affairs find healing, trust, and comfort.
Couples in high conflict de-escalate and get to the heart of what really angers them.
Disconnected couples reconnect from the heart and feel close again.
Couples who want to strengthen their relationship and work through issues they have trouble talking about.
Individual and Family Counseling
Along with couples counseling, I come alongside individuals and families with relational-emotional issues like:
Grief and loss.
Conflict with others.
My heart and passion is to help individuals, couples, and families thrive in connection.
HOW I HELP YOU
Empathy. Understanding. Safety. Compassion.
My approach is empathic and gentle, yet directive.
In our sessions, I create space for you to just be.
I help you identify, explore, and own what you are experiencing. Your emotions are validated. An emotionally safe environment is established for you to connect with your emotions and those of the person you care about.
I provide a safe haven for you to find comfort
and a secure base for you to explore from.
My goal is to collaborate with you to help you figure out where you were at, where you are now, and where you want to go with your relational issues.
You are ultimately in the driver’s seat and I am your guide to help you get there, while helping you notice important things along the way.
I seek to know you by attuning to your life, your feelings, and your perspectives.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
B.A., University of Toronto.
Major in Psychology, Minor in Sociology and Philosophy
Columbia International University
Lexington Department of Mental Health, Children, Adolescent, and Family Services
Lexington Christian Counseling
EXPERTISE AND CREDENTIALS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT)
Certified Discernment Counselor
Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Therapist
My credentials and trainings are important, but what is more important is whether we are a good fit.
This is one of the most important factors in determining whether counseling is helpful for you.
The key is you feel I get you and that I am attuned to your perspective, your feelings, and your experiences.
The Personal Life of a Couples and Marriage Counselor
When I’m not practicing counseling, I enjoy:
– Trying unique flavors at Sweet Cream
– Going to the Soda City Farmer’s Market
– Strolling along the Riverwalk with my wife
– Connecting with people in my church Lifegroup
– Watching football and basketball
– Playing modern designer board games
– Watching and sharing inspirational & moving videos on Facebook
– Connecting with God through music, story, and prayer
– Having a good laugh
– Fathering triplets!
ROOTED HEARTS COUNSELING LLC
2917 Millwood Avenue Suite B
Columbia, SC, 29205