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Welcome to Hope Couple's Counseling Website!
What is Hope Counseling?
The Hope Focused approach works to build hope for couples using positive interventions, a short-term strategic approach that is tailored to the relationship needs of the couple. It is based on dozens of research studies and has been published in several books by Dr. Ripley and Dr. Worthington.
Dr. Ripley answers questions about the Hope Focused Approach
The Hope Couples Project is a University-based resource center for couples, religious leaders, and professional therapists using the Hope focused approach for couples counseling or enrichment.
We offer low-cost, research-based couples counseling, enrichment, and relationship health checks to couples in the Hampton Roads area.
We started with just a professor and a few students, working out of a small room in 2007. All these years later, we have served over 500 couples to repair and improve their relationship, written numerous articles and professional scientific presentations on our couples' experiences, and published a book about it.
Our passion and dedication remain strong. Join us in our mission to create healthy relationships.
Hope Couples Clinic at Regent University
Address: 1000 Regent University Drive, Classroom Building Suite 188, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, US
Phone Number: 757.352.4488 (front desk)
757.352.4896 (our project voicemail)
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Hours of Operation
Monday: 9 AM- 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM- 8 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM- 8 PM
Thursday: 9 AM- 8 PM
Friday: 9 AM- 5 PM
A Military Wife
"We were able to learn and use tools to better help us to communicate, thus providing ways to strengthen our marriage"
A Pastor who participated with his wife
"The Hope Project is an excellent program. I highly recommend it."
Our partners in caring for couples below
The Charis Institute at Regent University: Church marriage ministries
Sexual and Gender Identity Institute at Wheaton College: Consultation on issues of LGBT+ for couples
Psychological Services Center at Regent University: Individual and family therapy, and psychological assessment
Dr. Jessica McCleese: Certified Christian Sex Therapist in Coastal Virginia
Dr. Everett L. Worthington Jr.: Originator of the Hope focused approach, and expert in forgiveness
Dr. Jennifer Ripley's private practice: Hope project director