About PrACKIND & MeET amaris
Welcome to Prackind (pronounced prac-kind)! A world of inquiry, insight, and inspiration, driven by practical kindness, created to help you thrive in life and marriage.
Prackind Solutions is a private emotional and premarital wellness practice based in Maryland and owned by Amaris Watson Gale. Our core belief is that intention and strategy, infused with kindness and consistency are the top catalysts towards healing and growth.
We offer self therapy to help individuals uncover a life of clarity and peace, and become more balanced, authentic beings. We also provide pre-marital therapy for committed and engaged couples to prepare them for a fruitful, life-giving marriage.
Meet Amaris Watson Gale...
Hey there! I’m Amaris, millennial and premarital therapist, and owner of Prackind. 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), clouds our vision, and blocks us from seeing and believing this reality.
Uncertainty and transition wear us down and leave us experiencing anxiety, confusion, 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 life or marriage you desire.
Whether it’s working together to clarify and boost your sense of self, bring peace to your heart and mind, prepare for the marriage you’ll love, or master emotional wellness in this crazy world, 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 relationship truths, and develop emotional wellness… together!
Sending love & positivity your way...
Amaris Watson Gale
COMMON QUESTIONS FOR AMARIS...
1. What’s your role as my therapist?
My role is to partner with you and guide you towards healing and navigating through life’s chaos and stress. I do not tell you what to do nor do I make decisions for you. Instead, I equip you with the tools necessary and empower you to experience true freedom.
Through theoretical and/or faith-based insight and creative strategy, I help you identify, unpack and resolve what’s troubling, recover emotional wellness, and evolve into a more peaceful, clear-minded you.
2. 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.
3. What are EFT and CBT?
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 the beauty of life. It’s an ideal method for conquering anxiety, worry and fear.
4. What can I expect during our initial session?
You can expect to be greeted with kindness and shown unconditional care and acceptance. At the beginning of this session, we review and sign paperwork including the informed consent, limits of confidentiality, client’s rights, practice policies, and notice of privacy practices.
We continue with exploring your reason for seeking therapy, present symptomology, past and present functioning, family and relationship history, and expectations and goals of therapy. We also discuss the frequency of sessions and determine whether we comfortably work together or if another referral may be needed.
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, insurance and HSA's may be accepted for self therapy. 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 I didn't answer? Please feel free to send me a note here and I will get back to you within 24 hours.