Lyon Counseling Associates

1451 East Lansing Drive, Suite 215,  East Lansing, Michigan  517.332.2275

Relationship Coaching

Relationship Coaching is a framework for energizing couples. We have developed PARTNERING© to build on a couple’s strengths and to provide new tools for communication and problem-solving, leading to a more enriched and enjoyable life together.


Like working with a personal trainer for physical well-being, Relationship Coaching first involves Skill Acquisition, usually scheduled on a weekly basis. This is followed by the Consultative Phase. At this point couples meet with their coach monthly to monitor performance and to help maintain their forward momentum. This second stage lasts as long as the couple perceives the need for consultation. Finally, when each partner feels confident, the couple moves to the third stage involving “booster shots” on an as needed basis to ensure an ongoing, positive outcome.