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About Therapy-At-Home Workbooks®


Therapy-At-Home Workbooks® is the first counseling alternative workbook series for individuals and couples of it’s kind.  The “therapy at home” concept was developed with a number of things in mind:

  1. Traditional therapy and counseling is not affordable to everyone.  The cost of the workbooks are significantly less than the fee for traditional counseling sessions with a licensed professional.  You get the benefit of the wisdom and guidance of such a professional without the cost – and one time only.
  2. Some people aren’t comfortable going to therapy or counseling – for whatever reason.  Whether it’s negative beliefs about the therapy process, fear or inconvenience, my workbook can be done from the comfort of home.  You do the work in your own time frame.
  3. People like instant gratification.  There has been a dramatic rise in the popularity of eBooks due to the ability to instantly download them rather than going to a book store or waiting for a shipment.  The workbooks contain worksheets to be pulled out and put back in when filled out – making this format ideal.
  4. This is the “DIY” age.   These days, many people enjoy taking a “do-it-yourself” approach to many things and self-improvement is no acceptation

Therapy-At-Home Workbooks® are not for everyone.

High conflict couples and those with significant unresolved trauma in their histories should find a local individual or couples therapist.  The workbooks are an alternative, not a replacement for therapy.

There are three workbooks currently available:

If you want to earn money promoting a product you believe in, learn about the Affiliate Program for Therapy-At-Home Workbooks (link)


“As a therapist – and a wife – I know that one of the most important things we need to help us grow is practice, practice, and more practice. Lisa Brookes Kift’s The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples allows you to do just that. She keeps it simple – offering information and exercises in a way that is comprehensible for anyone. Whether you are preparing for your upcoming marriage, or are in a long-term commitment, I highly recommend this workbook as an effective medium to gain helpful tools and grow closer.”

– Aimee L. Zakrewski, MFT, Creator of


“Whether you are heading down the aisle for the first time or entering a second marriage, The Premarital Counseling Workbook for Couples offers a concise yet thorough guide that addresses core issues for strengthening relationships.  This easy to use and downloadable resource helps couples explore and deepen their knowledge of one another…Kift does an excellent job of steering clear of over complicated jargon making this resource both relatable and user friendly.  Designed for couples to use at their own pace, this workbook provides excellent step-by-step guidance for enhancing your relationship now and in the future.  This highly recommended resource is a small investment that has the potential to yield big results.”

-Christina McGhee, Author of Parenting Apart: Helping Separating and Divorced Parents Raise Happy and Secure Kids


“Ms. Brookes Kift provides insightful and poignant advice for couples before marriage – advice that can add depth and longevity to the relationship.  Her professional approach is matched by a profound understanding of marital dynamics and the relationship skills required to help make the marriage endure.”

-Bryant Veazey, workbook user and ordained chaplain


“Whether a couple thought they were happily in love, or know they have issues, your book would do a good job PINPOINTING where there are struggles and where theyare quite happy together.  That in of itself  would help a couple know what exactly is going on rather than simply saying, “my fiance is difficult sometimes.”  Hopefully the excercises will also help couples see patterns that lead to annoying traits, or simply see the “dance” marriage brings out in the me-you-we…Your book is more emotionally risky to couples than some books out there that do more “talking at” couples, but with risk comes great potential reward.  You go well beyond assuming an engaged couple is young, naive, and ignorant and take them at face value, ask them to asssess today and work towards a shared future…”

– Elizabeth Doherty Thomas, Creator of

***Elizabeth is an affiliate of Therapy-At-Home Workbooks®


“The premarital counseling workbook is a fantastic tool to assist in evaluating the health of a relationship and the potential for a long term, intimate, happy marriage. It goes beyond the apparent questions and cuts to the core of communication style, emotional safety, how valued you feel by a partner, and how safe you feel in interactions. The workbook also has tools for discussing goals with a partner and a future vision for your marriage and life together.

I feel this book can be very helpful to people in many stages of their relationships. It assists you in determining if a partner is a potential spouse, and it also assists you in setting the foundation for a successful marriage by discussing topics critically important to a marriage but often overlooked. I personally have found it useful in thinking about the type of relationship I would like to have with a future spouse and what qualities I should cultivate in myself and also look for in a partner. I would recommend it for those who are single and thinking about marriage, those who are dating someone and considering the potential of a marriage, and those are  actively planning a marriage and hoping to create a healthy foundation.”

– Anne B., workbook user (last name chosen to be withheld)


” What a great workbook! You have done a stellar job!.—-I have been coaching family relationships for many years. Lisa has captured the heart of communication basics in this easy to use workbook. I will recommend it to my clients.”

– Karen Calcagno, Family Business Coach


“Your workbook is wonderful. Clear, organized, fun and interactive; I will definitely refer friends, family and colleagues to it.”

-Alexandra Mixter, MA, Ph.D.


“I have just finished reading your premarital workbook and I have to say, ‘Well done!’  Throughout much of it I was thinking, ‘Yes!  Thank you for saying that!’  Overall it seems like you’re helping couples hold a giant flashlight over that first layer of their relationship odyssey that they may not ever have looked at before.”

-Paula J. Richer, Premarital Counseling Promoter


“This is just what I was looking for. You’ve done a great job compiling all the worksheet exercises in a way that makes the learning fun 🙂 I also really like that you have included lots of further reading  / learning references. I’m so pleased I found you – thanks!”

– Jenny M., workbook user (last name chosen to be withheld)


“I recently bought your workbook online and I think it’s a great resource for clients and for beginner therapists as myself to use as a guide! It gave me the opportunity to get a clearer idea of how to structure sessions with clients who are seeking premarital counseling.”

Tania Riosvelasco – Therapist (MFT) in Training, Creator of Simple Terapia


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