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"Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance the self. And only through working on the self can we begin to enhance our connectedness to others."

                        -Harriet Lerner

My name is Sandra Herek, a Licensed Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, Life Coach at Ignite Best Practices, and Executive Director of Ignite Counseling Services. I work with individuals, couples, and families in exploring their emotions and learning how to use them to connect with others. I am a Prepare and Enrich Facilitator and Instructor and a RDI Consultant. My approach to couples counseling is mainly oriented to emotion-focused couples therapy by Sue Johnson.

Relational Development Intervention (RDI) Consultant

"RDI®  programs teach parents how to guide their child to seek out and succeed in truly reciprocal relationships while addressing key core issues such as motivation, communication, emotional regulation, episodic memory, rapid attention-shifting, self-awareness, appraisal, executive functioning, flexible thinking, and creative problem-solving." -from the RDIconnect website (check them out here)

Prepare and Enrich Facilitator

Prepare and Enrich is a program that assists couples with assessing the various areas of their relationship for strengths and areas of growth and developing skills to improve their relationship. Learn more about Prepare and Enrich here.

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Northcentral University

Master’s Degree Behavioral Sciences, Mental Health,

Marriage and Family Therapy Systemic Concentration. Honors

2015 - 2020


Activities and Societies: Delta Kappa Honor Society


Chowan University

Bachelor’s Degree Human Sciences Cum Laude

2010 - 2015


Activities and Societies: Honor Societies Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Year Honor Society) Beta Beta Beta (Scientific Honor Society) Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences Honor Society)

Schedule with Sandy

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