About The PrACKIND wellness Group + Meet The OWNER
Welcome to The Prackind (prac-kind) Wellness Group. A world of inquiry and insight, driven by practical kindness, created to help you thrive in life and marriage.
The Prackind Wellness Group is a premarital and emotional wellness therapy practice based in Bowie and Towson Maryland, and owned by Amaris Watson Gale. We believe that intention and strategy, infused with kindness and consistency are the top catalysts towards healing and growth.
We offer self therapy to help individuals create and maintain lifestyles of clarity and peace, and become more balanced, authentic beings. We also provide pre-marital therapy for committed and engaged couples to help create a relationship culture that will produce a harmonious, fruitful marriage.
Meet Amaris Watson Gale...
Hi there! I’m Amaris, premarital and emotional wellness therapist, and owner of The Prackind Wellness Group. I’m here to help you discover and live a life FULL of clarity, confidence, and peace.
Truth is, we are all born to experience joy and love, and to fulfill our purpose. But, sometimes life gets in the way (ALL THE WAY IN THE WAY) and clouds our vision from seeing and believing this reality.
Uncertainty and transition can wear us down and leave us experiencing anxiety and fear, while questioning our entire existence.
This is where I come in.
I come in to remind you of life-giving truths that are often forgotten and to provide insight and strategy to guide you towards peace and healing, and exploring your new way.
I believe that the reciprocity of kindness, infused with clarity and strategy, can equip you with the power necessary to strive forward and create the meaningful life or marriage you desire.
Whether it’s working together to clarify and boost your sense of self, master emotional wellness in this chaotic world, or prepare for the marriage you’ll love, I’m here for you.
Remember, there’s no shame in reaching out for help. We all need it and you are not alone.
Let’s gain perspective, uncover and apply relationship truths, and develop emotional wellness… together!
Sending love & positivity your way...
Amaris Watson Gale
7 COMMON QUESTIONS FOR AMARIS...
1. What’s your educational background and training?
I am a licensed clinical social worker, alumna of Salisbury University, and received my Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. I’m certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trained in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), and a facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH, an assessment tool to help strengthen marriages and relationships.
2. What is ‘self’ therapy?
Self therapy is a blend of you, psychology, philosophy, and practical application designed to help you engage in self-reflection and uncover a deeper sense of self awareness that will encourage you to act and move closer towards creating a lifestyle of peace, and evolving into an authentic, balanced you. For more information, please visit here.
3. What is ‘premarital’ therapy?
Premarital therapy is a proactive, preparation-based and preventative approach to creating your desired marriage. It intentionally and carefully addresses the internal and external influences of self and your partnership to help you create, invest in, and build the marriage you both desire. For more information, please visit here.
4. What are Emotion-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
In a nutshell, Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) is a here-and-now therapeutic approach that helps you learn the underlying needs of your partner, hear what’s often unspoken, learn effective ways of communicating, and strengthen your emotional connection. It helps you to intentionally hear, love, and emotionally connect with one another better.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach that speaks to your thought world and behavior patterns, and looks deeply at the relationship between your beliefs, emotions and outcomes. The goal of CBT is to help you identify, challenge and resolve unhelpful thought patterns and problematic beliefs in hopes for you to get unstuck, experience emotional freedom, and see life’s beauty. It’s an ideal method for conquering anxiety, worry and fear.
5. How long is therapy?
This depends solely on your needs and desires as discussed during the initial sessions.
6. Do you accept insurance?
Yes, some insurance and HSA's/flex spending accounts may be used as payment for individual (self) therapy. For insurances not accepted, a superbill may be provided for reimbursement by your insurance provider. Pre-marital and relationship therapy are self-pay only.
7. What do I need to bring to my initial session?
Your I.D., insurance card (if accepted) and method of payment (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).
Hope this is helpful! Anything we didn't answer? Please feel free to send a note here and we will get back to you within 24 hours.