In my work with couples I see a variety of situations such as couples who are dating, wanting to get engaged, engaged, living together, separated or ready to start online divorce Texas, and married. I will customize the therapy process to meet the individual needs of each couple, and I will work with you to determine the number of sessions recommended, and what your total commitment to the process may look like.

Marriage Therapy
As a Marriage and Family Therapist my underlying psychological orientation is family systems theory (primarily Bowen family systems):

Bowen family systems theory is a theory of human behavior that views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit.

Within the context of the marital unit I often use a variety of marriage therapy theories, but most often use and find most success with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, David Schnarch’s Crucible Therapy and the comprehensive model found in Contextual Therapy.

Premarital Counseling
I work with couples who are interested in pursuing marriage and are preparing to take some specific steps towards their, relational goals. I customize the premarital counseling goals for each couple, but if you are interested in taking a closer look at some of the things we would work towards, tools we might use, et cetera, then check out the Premarital Counseling page.

Marriage Intensive
The Hideaway Experience is a marriage intensive located on the rim of the Palo Duro Canyon in Amarillo, TX. The vision of The Hideaway:

Our vision for The Hideaway Experience is simple but sure: we want to see broken marriages healed and restored.

The name ‘Hideaway’ comes from a very special verse in the Bible.

Psalm 27:5 says, ‘For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me upon a high rock.’

Our God has a father’s heart. And when we find ourselves broken and wounded by the experiences that life throws at us, our Heavenly Father wants to gently hide us in a safe place to heal and restore us.

The Hideaway is a place we firmly believe that the Lord has appointed for such healing to take place. So we have made every effort to make the Hideaway an environment suitable for this miraculous event from the level of excellence in our accommodations, to the top professional counselors that will work with you, to the kindness we will show you from the minute you arrive to the second you leave.

Marriage is our passion and our ministry. We believe that healthy marriages are the key to healthy families, and that healthy families are the key to healthy and fulfilling lives.

We sincerely hope that we can serve you and help you discover the amazing marriage we believe God has for you.

If this is something that interests you, please let me know or contact Steve and Rajan Trafton.

If you are interested in having me come speak, please contact me via email at