Say goodbye to dating disappointment and hello to real connections with Road to Relationship.
Are you looking to strengthen your relationship? Want to communicate better with your partner? Would you like to feel to love again with less negative cycles of anger, hurt feelings, resentment and withdrawal? Or perhaps you are single and want to prepare to have a better relationship next time you start dating?
2024: Thursday Evenings, March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th and 11th
5:00 PM until 6:30pm
$360 per person,
discount available if you enroll with another person (both parties must still complete phone screening)
Our screening process ensures that our Road to Relationship Workshop is customized for thoughtful people ready to improve their love game! Understanding your relationship status and goals allows us to help you overcome your fears and ready you to do the joyful and difficult work of opening your heart to another.
Road to Relationship is a class developed by three therapists - Noelle Mestres LICSW, Susie Wind LMHC and Tanya Ruckstuhl LICSW. All three of us are married and treat couples. We created this class to teach the skills and mindset that can help individuals develop expectations that reduce distress, make better choices around partnerships, have healthier communication, and be able to relax, connect, and convey boundaries in a thoughtful and clear manner.
Road to Relationship is not a therapy group, but rather a collaborative educational experience. We are all experienced therapists in private practice.
Noelle Mestres LICSW is a psychotherapist who also enjoys walking her dogs and being on stage. She has been with her husband for 30 years and believes that the path she has traveled with him has inspired her to humbly offer this class. She also wants to credit her wonderful clients over the years who have helped teach her about how relationships work.
Susie Wind LMHC is also in private practice and enjoys painting in her studio or hanging out with her family. Her long-term friendships and family life inform her relational work in counseling. She loves long walks with the dog, looking at or making art with her kids, and coffee.
Tanya Ruckstuhl LICSW is a psychotherapist who loves reading in a hammock, good conversations, family time and gardens. She hopes this class can help the many wonderful but lonely folks she has seen in her practice and personal life over the years. Tanya believes that loving and being loved are the two most important and healing purposes of being alive. Her wonderful husband (met via Match.com) as well as adult twin boys provide much inspiration for this class!
Seattle is a place with GREAT human capital (tons of smart, hardworking and earnest single folks), but not-so-great social capital (lots of introverts and a social environment that is largely passive). Add one pandemic to the mix, and single folks are feeling timid and more out of practice than ever! Couples are struggling too: to find a balance between time together and time with other people/hobbies. Online dating can discourage decision-making by providing endless "shopping" opportunities.
We aim to change that! We embrace a learning environment that will prepare you for the path ahead. Our classes incorporate traditional learning styles as well as hands-on experiences.
Each week we delve into new topics, providing practical tools and strategies that you can apply in your daily life. We create a safe, supportive environment where you can openly share your experiences and learn from other's as well. Whether you're in a long-term relationship that could use some improving, newly dating, or currently single, our class provides valuable insights to help you navigate relationships more comfortably.
Please reach us at 206 375 7690 if you cannot find an answer to your question.
To ensure that all of our participants can relax and learn in an emotionally safe environment, we require that everyone participate in a phone screen to determine compatibility with the group dynamic. Please call or text Susie Wind LMHC, at 206 465-5045 to arrange your 15 minute screening.
$360 for the six-week course (payment due at time of registration. We take credit card and Zelle.)
This class is carefully constructed to be an emotionally safe space to learn, and all participants will be prescreened to insure their capacity to contribute to everyone's wellbeing.
By all means, read a book too! But in the same way that going to college is a richer experience than only going to the library--this class offers the opportunity to learn in an interactive setting and to get your own unique needs and experiences heard, validated and thought about by the entire group!