Hi, I'm Laura Knights.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, marriage educator, and relationship coach.
I help couples learn new skills to communicate more clearly, resolve conflicts in a healthy manner, create deeper emotional connections, and work together as a team to create thriving relationships.
Whether you've been married for years or just thinking about tying the knot, I'd love to support you to enrich your love.
Prepare proactively for a thriving marriage! ($600 Investment)
Relationship assessment and coaching for seriously dating and married couples in all stages of their relationship. ($600 Investment)
Invite me to provide a keynote talk or facilitate an interactive workshop at your upcoming church event, marriage retreat, or conference. I've spoken to audiences ranging from 10 to 300 people. My engaging, fun, and down-to-earth communication style allows me to connect with my audience and lead them on a path of learning and self-discovery.
Speaking topics include:
*Custom topics also available.
The following deliverables are included in all speaking engagements:
Do you have a group of couples at your organization or in your community that you want to support with pre-marital or marriage education?
The PREPARE/ENRICH group program provides a safe space for couples to learn new skills to strengthen their relationship while being supported by a community of peer couples. The program is suitable for couples in all stages of their relationship.
*The 10-session program can be facilitated as a weekly 90-minute class for 10 weeks OR "boot-camp" style over 1-2 days. At least four couples are required for a group program.
*Session topics include Sharing Strength & Growth Areas; Understanding Your Partner's Personality; Love Languages; Dealing with Stress; Communication; Conflict Resolution; Finances; Spirituality; Romance, Sex, & Affection; and Closeness & Flexibility
"As we're preparing to get ready for marriage, working with Laura is helping us in a tremendous way. Laura has helped us dig deep into unspoken truths and conversations we would have usually beat around the bush with. Laura has provided us with a safe space to address sensitive issues, while also teaching us the skills to create our own safe space to communicate with one another on a level we've never dreamed would be possible. It's hard work, but the tools she provides make things easier. We feel good about how our relationship is growing." -Patrice & John, pre-marital counseling clients
Relationship coaching sessions provide a safe space to reflect and assess the current status of your relationship and envision your ideal relationship dynamics. I use the customizable PREPARE/ENRICH strengths-based assessment to help couples get a snapshot of their relationship in 12 categories. We use the assessment results to identify a couple's strengths and challenges and gain insights into relationship dynamics, stress, personality, and family systems. The couple can then use this powerful awareness to put facts behind the feelings, and identify focus areas to work on.
Through our work together, the couple will learn practical skills to support healthy communication, resolve conflicts, manage major stressors, and maximize teamwork. Other topics covered include partner style and habits, financial management, leisure activities, sexual expectations, family and friends, relationship roles, spiritual beliefs, marriage expectations, and parenting expectations.
The real magic happens in between sessions! You'll receive an interactive workbook with structured activities to help you continue the conversations at home and practice your new skills in the context of your real life. When we're back together, I'll help you debrief, process new insights, and work through tough spots as your coach and accountability partner. Relationship growth is our goal.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) providing premarital counseling, relationship coaching, and relationship assessment for dating, engaged, and married couples using the PREPARE/ENRICH program.
More than 4,000,000 couples worldwide have prepared for marriage or enriched their relationship through working with a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator. Together, we can add you and your partner to that number!
I believe healthy, thriving relationships are a foundational need that contributes to our wellness, purpose, and quality of life.
I am a wife and mom. My husband (Marshall) and I were high school sweethearts, and in 2020 we’ll celebrate 17 years of marriage!
Marriage is hard work, but it’s also a blessing to have a true partner to walk thru life with. I am so passionate about working with couples to help them discover their strength and growth areas, and to help them learn skills to help their relationship succeed. I believe a strong relationship is a beautiful legacy that communicates volumes to a couple's children, extended family, and community at large. I consider it an absolute honor to play a small role in the lives of the couples I work with.
My training includes work as a family therapist, life coach, and marriage educator. I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from DePaul University. I received my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in Organizational Development and Human Resources Management, from Washington University in St. Louis. I’m a certified facilitator for the PREPARE/ENRICH, DISC, and Core Values Index assessments. I hold the Licensed Clinical Social Worker credential in both Illinois and Georgia. I'm also the author of a Christian devotional for teenage girls called Destined D.I.V.A. Check it out here.
In my work with couples I infuse restorative practices, and utilize a strengths and skills-based approach. My goal is to help couples learn healthier ways to communicate and resolve conflict; discuss views on financial management, parenting, intimacy, spiritual beliefs, and other topics; learn more about their shared values and interests; and build the foundation for a strong relationship.
I am supportive of all religions, and can work with anyone. My personal affiliation is with the Christian faith, and I’m able to infuse biblical principles into the coaching work if requested by the client. I offer virtual sessions via Zoom, and can offer in-person sessions to those in the the Atlanta-metro area (Lawrenceville). I offer appointments weekday afternoons, evenings, and occasional Saturdays. Let's work together to enrich your love!
We'll get to know each other in a complimentary 30-minute call, discuss your relationship goals, and learn how I can help you achieve desired outcomes.
Based on the discussion, you'll receive an overview of recommended services with pricing and availability info. I'll answer any questions you have.
You'll start strengthening your communication, connection, and intimacy with me as your facilitator and coach. Relationship growth is our goal.
516 Sosebee Farm Road, #1287
Grayson, GA 30017