Georgi Chizk, M.S., LAMFT
Nurturing Healthy Families & Happy Relationships
"Georgi saved me from a toxic relationship. I don't say this lightly when I say she nearly saved my life. She provided me strength, courage, dignity and validation to leave a toxic relationship. Georgi was working with us as a couple, yet very clearly cared about each of us as an individual, and was committed to our personal growth. Had it not been for Georgi, I would have likely lost myself in an abusive relationship, and never been able to give myself the dignity of leaving."
- Individual Counseling Client
Bentonville, AR Marriage Counselor | Bentonville, AR Therapist | Bentonville, AR Family Therapist | Online Therapy in Arkansas | Online Marriage Counseling in Arkansas
Hi! My name is Georgi. I am a couples, individual, and family therapist and a life coach. I am here to support you in creating meaningful and lasting changes in your relationship, your family, and yourself.
I understand that you carry unique experiences, goals, and values, and I am here to honor those while partnering with you on this journey of personal growth. My role is to provide a source of stability as you navigate emotions that drive your experience.
As your therapist, I strive to be genuine, empathetic, and collaborative to create a safe and supportive space to find meaning in your struggles, realize your self-worth, and cultivate healthy connections with the most important people in your life.
Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy in Arkansas
I work with couples experiencing conflict, infidelity, work-related stress, parenting stress, and those looking to improve their communication. I also provide discernment counseling for couples who aren’t sure what they want next, providing a judgment-free space to process what is best for their relationship. I am passionate about helping disconnected, disappointed, and dissatisfied couples reconnect and rebuild their relationship.
Whether it seems like the only interaction with your partner is conflict or you rarely interact at all, we will work together to create a more positive and meaningful connection. I understand that when couples experience distress, it feels overwhelming and sometimes hopeless. My passion is to bring hope back to your relationship by creating a space of safety and compassion, helping you both feel more secure in your relationship.
Operating primarily from a research-based therapy model called Emotionally Focused Therapy, I aspire to give couples an opportunity to process personal experiences and construct feelings of trust and connectedness between one another. We will work to have new, positive experiences in session and build from these experiences out of session so that your relationship continues to take steps forward.
I believe in gently challenging you towards your full potential while collaborating with you throughout the counseling process to receive exactly what you need.
Family Therapy in Arkansas
Family life is affected by personal and relationship distress. Similarly, when things aren’t working within your family, it can also lead to even more distress in other areas of your life – creating a vicious cycle. I have helped numerous families and children resolve issues related to attachment bonding, discipline, academics, divorce, blended family adjustment, and some childhood trauma. Through this experience, I realize that creating a positive home life is a team effort! I love to equip families with different parenting resources and new ways to work together to build stronger connections, such as gentle parenting techniques.
Through various research-based activities and discussions, my goal is to help each family member feel valued and supported as we work together to form a more cohesive environment in your home. I will help you establish trust, feel more confident as a parent, and discover your family’s strengths so that you are satisfied personally, as a couple, and ultimately as a family.
Individual Therapy in Arkansas
I believe that every person deserves to feel worthy of love and life. I have worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, family-of-origin distress, grief, emotion regulation, disabilities, and adjustment to various life transitions, and I have learned that having a positive relationship with yourself and others is essential. My hope is that you feel empowered and supported through your experience in cultivating more positive relationships.
When treating individuals, I primarily use attachment-based therapy and mindfulness skills to establish meaningful connections, discover your self-worth, and build coping skills to manage stress. We will collaborate to develop a treatment plan that best fits your personal goals and values. I highly value your input and believe you have many strengths we can use in our work together.
Couples Coaching and Life Coaching
I also provide coaching services to those located in and outside of Arkansas. If you are searching for growth in yourself and/or your relationship, and are not experiencing symptoms of a mental health disorder, coaching can be a great option.
As a coach, I believe in creating meaningful and measurable change by collaborating with you through your personal growth. I use resources and activities from empirically-based theories to help you achieve your goals quickly.
Together we can improve your relationship, communication skills, self-awareness and feelings of self-worth, coping techniques to manage stress, emotion awareness and regulation, or simply make positive changes in your life.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Oklahoma State University, my Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at East Carolina University, and additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. My husband, son, and I live in Northwest Arkansas, where we love to explore the many hiking trails, kayak, try different foods, and work in our garden. I love being outside, reading historical fiction, getting coffee with friends, baking, and laughing with my family.
Ultimately, whether you’re looking for growth and happiness in your relationship, your family, or yourself, I believe hope can be restored to anyone willing to trust the therapy/coaching process. Seeking help and choosing a therapist or coach can feel disorienting. Whatever is bringing you here, I believe there is hope for change and a brighter future, and it would be my honor to be a part of your healing process today.
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