Jeannie Ingram is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Relationship Coach, and Faculty / Clinical Instructor for the Imago International Training Institute. She specializes in couples therapy as a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Getting the Love You Want Workshop Presenter. In workshops and in therapy, she helps couples move beyond negative, painful patterns to restore their connection by dramatically improving communication. Feeling deeply understood is a power aphrodisiac. When we unpack the deep desire that lives under every frustration, couples can live and love without defenses, and enjoy more positive, fulfilling, satisfying relationships.
Jeannie also assists individuals who need help improving ineffective patterns or managing life transitions to find positive change or growth.
She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. Jeannie helps couples reconnect in her private practice in Nashville, TN, and through her Getting the Love You Want and Start Right, Stay Connected Couples workshops in the Southeast. She also loves training new Imago Relationship Therapists, teaching Imago theory and coaching the skills for helping couples reconnect.
She loves cooking, writing, hiking, kayaking, and sailing. Most of all, she is dedicated to helping couples and individuals find joy, meaning, success and connection through the practice of mindful, purposeful living and loving.
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Often, Lucky comes to work with Jeannie, assisting her in demonstrations of what it means to receive love. Receiving love is a big part of working on the relationship. When we didn’t get it as children, it’s sometimes hard to trust in adulthood. Lucky has overcome that obstacle, and provides a sweet example of the power of receiving.
Imago is Latin for “image”. It explains the chemistry of attraction, why it fades, why we argue and fight and repeat the same frustrating pattern over and over again. Imago Therapy provides a completely different understanding of your relationship conflicts, as well as a very effective array of tools for reconnecting. This reconnection is what Imago Therapy is all about. When you fell in love, you felt connected. You likely felt a sense of wholeness, like the other person somehow completed you. This phase of the relationship is known as “romantic love”. It feels amazing, positive, hopeful and delicious. In romantic love, you’re happy together and cannot imagine life without this person. After a while, couples habituate to the chemistry and often begin to feel annoyed, and eventually hurt and deeply disappointed at the overwhelming loss of “love”. What happened? Who changed? One asks “Who ARE you and what did you do with the person I fell in love with”? This phase of love is known as “the power struggle”, and it can be devastatingly painful. Imago Therapy will show you how to use conflict to actually experience deep connection again, heal your relationship, your past hurts, and move you both into a much more rewarding and conscious love.
Imago Therapy is about helping you heal and live in a connected relationship, without defensiveness. It's real and lasting love.
As an Imago Therapist, I help you articulate your frustrations, and I help your partner hear them without defensiveness. I also help you both understand something extremely important about yourself and your partner, so that a very powerful shift in consciousness can occur. My goal is for you to live and love again in a positive, safe and rewarding relationship.