Who are the Hardley’s?
Terence and Keynia Hardley have a proven successful marriage of 24 years yielding six beautiful children ranging in age from 10 years old to 23 years old. Keynia is a trained marriage and family therapist with a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University; a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University which includes a double minor in Journalism and Marketing; and Special Education Certification from University of Georgia.
Terence is currently completing his degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University, while providing support to men and couples as a relationship coach. During undergrad at Rochester University, Terence majored in history and minored in psychology as well.
The dynamic pair provide therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families and have been working together since they met. They have counseled countless couples throughout their 24 years together and mutually have a heart to help couples get “unstuck”. They know the difficulties that can come with learning each other, growing together and becoming a well-oiled machine.
Terence and Keynia enjoy facilitating workshops and conferences centered around helping couples and families. They have a Youtube page called Knot Hardley Broken where they create videos around topics related to couples, relationships and family. These videos have life-changing content that helps initiate healing, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and is full of just plain old good stuff!
The Hardley’s also provide teaching and training to individuals who have insight, visions, and dreams through their Unleashing Your SuperPOWERs: School of the Prophets 18-week course curriculum reconvening August 5, 2023-December 30, 2023. These courses are designed to help individuals understand their gifts and operate with knew insight.
What kind of business/practice do you operate? Why did you start it?
We own and operate a group therapy practice where we provide therapy to individuals, couples, children, and families. We started the practice as a solo endeavor because as a teacher I saw firsthand how families were suffering and how limited to help I felt. Many times I felt if I can help the parents, this child’s behavior would change. It was with that passion, I became frustrated enough to tell God how frustrated I was with what I was seeing. He in turn said specifically, “Well what do you want to do?” I responded that, “I wanted to help marriages and families,” and He said, “Google it.” When I did, the first thing that came up was a school that had a master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy. The journey continued from there.
Who do you focus on helping with your practice?
Our practice focuses on helping families within our communities improve the overall ways they relate to each other. By helping the executive team of the home—the parents—reconnect, the children tend to emotionally regulate and troubling issues resolve. When families are strong, our communities are strong. When communities are strong, our cities, states, country, and world gain strength and are forces to be reckoned with.
The Hardley’s use an eclectic mix of therapy and coaching that involves ongoing connection, listening, and probing to determine the next best step toward meeting the client’s desired outcomes. Their conjoint services have been known to help couples experience greater connection, intimacy, communication, and ways of relating by learning strategies to navigate through the destructive cycles that create frustration for them. This non-traditional approach to meeting with couples, has not only shown effective with women, but has also allowed men to feel an even greater sense of support because another man is sitting in the room. Somehow when in this setting with the Hardley’s, both individuals feel a great sense of support, validation, and safety.
What events do you host annually?
We host a biannual Get In Rhythm: Couple’s Retreat
What can couples expect when they attend your event?
All-Inclusive Meals (except 1)
7 Empowerment Sessions w/Licensed therapist
Connection/Intimacy focused activities
Building bonds and relationships with other couples
Mass Vow Renewal
10% discount on next retreat when booked on site
What advice would you give those who are struggling in their marriage with communication?
Don’t struggle alone. Seek unbiased support that will help you lean into your partner, and not away from them. Seek someone who can help you see how you’re contributing to the issue and what you can do to demonstrate more love to your partner and be less selfish.