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Heather Gillam, MA, NCC, LMFTA

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Fort Wayne Indiana 46825

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About  Heather Gillam

I have a passion for helping couples write their epic love story.  What can I say, the bookworm in me loves a good love story.  Here’s a few things that I’ve learned through reading and helping couples write their love stories:

  • No two love stories are alike.  Every story is unique, just as your relationship is unique.  I always approach each new couple the same way I approach a new book.  I forget every other love story that came before it and focus on what makes this couple unique.  I find unique strengths you each hold and work with you to create the love story you desire.

  • Every good love story involves struggle.  Obstacles and struggles are normal.  While the struggle is unique to your story, what makes is great is that you overcome it.  Sometimes this takes changing the perspective you hold of the struggle.  At other times it takes learning about the struggle and developing strategies to defeat it.  I help you unmask the obstacles and find ways to overcome.

  • Struggles are defeated by individuals becoming partners and uniting against the problem.  No matter what the problem is, it is always overcome when a couple becomes a team.  Through couple’s counseling you will view your partner as your teammate and work together to develop communication skills, learn new ways of loving each other, solve conflicts head-on,  gain a deeper understanding of each other, and learn to negotiate choices in your relationship.  With you two united, the problem doesn’t stand a chance.

I work with couples through various chapters of their love story through

  • Premarital counseling which helps to ensure you and your partner share values, goals, and expectations while working to prevent relationship difficulties before marriage.

  • Marriage or couples counseling where you will learn to improve communication, decrease conflict, and strengthen the bond between you and your spouse or committed partner.

  • Sex therapy in order to develop a satisfying sexual relationship with your partner by learning to communicate about intimacy, sexual needs and desires, and its place within your relationship, overcoming physical, medical, and mental health issues to enjoy a satisfying sexual relationship with your partner, and challenging preconceived ideas and messages about sex and sexuality.

  • Relationship counseling for polyamorous or open marriages to help you negotiate healthy relationship choices with your partner or partners.

I understand that working on relationship difficulties is sensitive work and as such offer a non-judgmental, confidential atmosphere for you and your partner to work through your most trying times.  I take a non-blaming approach, viewing your experience as unique, where you are the expert in your relationship. I view the problem separate from the couple; believing the two of you have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, and abilities to overcome the problem together.  I draw upon couples research, your individual unique strengths, positive and solution oriented therapeutic approaches and theories, philosophy, books, and sometimes even memes throughout the therapeutic experience to provide aid in editing your love story which is uniquely tailored to your relationship needs.

To learn more about me, please check out my website!  If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment do not hesitate to email me.  I look forward to meeting you and discovering how your love story will unfold.

    Contact Information

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  • Street Address
  • 1910 St Joe Center Road
  • Suite, Apt, Other
  • Suite 23
  • City
  • Fort Wayne
  • State
  • Indiana
  • Zip Code
  • 46825
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • LMFTA - Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • License Number
  • 85000370A
  • License State
  • IN
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Capella University
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy
  • Graduation Year
  • 2017
  • Gender
  • Female
  • Therapy Settings
  • In Office

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