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What Should We Expect From Couples Counseling With Patti? 

Four private sessions to reinvigorate your marriage - and unleash your potential. 

Session #1

Coaching Focus:  Connection


Intro: Connection to God and His wisdom and connection to one another is what we were made for.  Brief review of supporting scriptures -  10 minutes


Share a positive quality about the essence your partner. 


Couple Exercise:  MANAGING EXPECTATIONS is a communication skill you can learn and practice together - review of 2 case studies - 10 minutes


Couple Exercise:  30-second listening exercise - Take turns being the talker and the listener and develop the skill of KNOWING AND BEING KNOWN - 10 minutes


Couple Exercise:  CULTIVATE COUPLE RITUALS - Plan a date night with your partner’s preferences in mind.


Coaching metaphor: Explanation of Swaddle vs. Straightjacket - 5 minutes

Session #2

Coaching Focus:  Emotions

Intro: Share something your spouse does that you appreciate.

Couple Exercise:  Create a wish list using REFLECTIVE LISTENING SKILLS to hear and understand your partner - 20 min


Review of Virginia Satir’s Universal Desires of Every Heart - 10 minutes


Coaching Metaphor:  A look at how our hearts become wounded using the monkey metaphor - 10 minutes


Couple Exercises:  Unfinished Business and Classroom of Self - 10 minutes 

Session #3

Coaching Focus:  Responsibility for Self


Coaching Metaphor:  The Hula Hoop - 10 minutes


Couple Exercise: Chart your reactive patterns in conflict - 25 minutes


Wrap Up and Review 

Session #4

Coaching Focus:  Unity and Goals


Couple Exercise:  Goal setting - 25 min

Couple Exercise:  Create couple traditions and rituals - 10 minutes


Wrap up and review - 10 minutes

How To Get Started with Patti

Brief Assessment

Answer a few questions about your preferences. 

Schedule A Session

Find a time that works for you and your spouse.

Start Counseling

Attend from the comfort of your own home. 

What Couples are saying

“I’ve heard from several of our ladies who received so much from what you shared. They were moved by how real and sincere you are. Your transparency immediately put them at ease, making them feel they were safe with you, and could receive the message God had for them.”

Tina Roeder,

Women’s Ministry Leader, Cy-Fair Christian Church

Rediscover your authentic self, communicate your needs and desires, and create goals and expectations as a couple

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Meet Patti Hatton

Patti graduated from Houston Baptist University in 2008 with a MA in Christian Counseling. Her practicum and three-year internship was completed at Second Baptist Church. Highway to the Heart was written by Patti and her husband David to speak to the needs of both husbands and wives, in a fair and balanced manner. While her methods are inspired by scripture, you may choose a faith-based or non-faith based approach. The principles outlined in Highway to the Heart work in a Christian or non-Christian context. 

American Association of Christian Counselors

Birkman Method Consultant

Emotionally Focused Therapy, Les Greenberg

Marriage Intensive Leadership Training, The Satisfied Marriage Program, by Michael and Amy Smalley

Prepare/Enrich Counselor Certification, Life Innovations, Inc. for engaged and married couple assessments

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Professional Counselor, M.A. License Number 64132


What’s my Investment?

Individual Session


4 Sessions



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