Couples Counseling Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Sanne Henninger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Dr. Sanne Henninger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults, families, and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Sanne specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, family dynamics, childhood sexual abuse, grief/trauma, childhood abuse, self-esteem, career issues, coping skills, workplace stress management, healthcare staff and physician stress, divorce, relationships, and leadership.
Dr. Sanne Henninger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience in the mental health field. She is passionate about helping adults, families, and couples address their unique challenges and live more fulfilled lives. Sanne specializes in anxiety, depression, OCD, family dynamics, childhood sexual abuse, grief/trauma, childhood abuse, self-esteem, career issues, coping skills, workplace stress management, healthcare staff and physician stress, divorce, relationships, and leadership.
(984) 333-5380 View (984) 333-5380
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Sarah Stevens Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
I believe that every human is shaped by an interplay of factors that come from within and without the person. That is to say that the power of therapy comes from a deeper understanding of the forces inside and out that shape a person into a unique individual. I also find that the center of psychotherapy is the relationship--the relationship with those in one’s life, the relationship with the therapist, and the relationship with oneself. Whether you are seeking therapy to find a deeper purpose in your life, or you are experiencing life’s challenges in the form of pain, anxiety, depression, loss, or conflict, I am here to help.
(919) 343-0676 View (919) 343-0676
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Alexus Kealon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
I focus on helping adolescents, young adults, and adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, life changes, women's issues, and the impacts of trauma.
Accepting New Clients- Navigating life’s journey isn’t always straightforward. Along the way, we all face hurdles that can seem overwhelming—like they’re too much to handle on our own. And that’s okay. No one is meant to tackle life’s challenges alone. I firmly believe that each person holds the keys to their own life, but sometimes, we need a little help finding the right door. In our sessions together, I offer a supportive and courageous space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions. We'll work collaboratively to equip you with the skills needed for positive and lasting change.
I focus on helping adolescents, young adults, and adults who are navigating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, stress, life changes, women's issues, and the impacts of trauma.
Accepting New Clients- Navigating life’s journey isn’t always straightforward. Along the way, we all face hurdles that can seem overwhelming—like they’re too much to handle on our own. And that’s okay. No one is meant to tackle life’s challenges alone. I firmly believe that each person holds the keys to their own life, but sometimes, we need a little help finding the right door. In our sessions together, I offer a supportive and courageous space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions. We'll work collaboratively to equip you with the skills needed for positive and lasting change.
(919) 504-5188 View (919) 504-5188
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Tommy Hibbs
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
I work with adults from varying background and experiences: including but not limited to topics such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity, sexuality, life transitions, LGBTQ+, communication, family dynamics, the enneagram, and acceptance of self.
Welcome! My name is Tommy Hibbs and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone. It is a chance for one to better explore their identity, wants and needs, goals, and so much more. My objective within sessions is to create a space for further self-discovery and self-acceptance. Clients deserve to be heard, validated, seen, and affirmed. My deepest desire in therapy is for my clients to feel at peace with who they are and who they are becoming.
I work with adults from varying background and experiences: including but not limited to topics such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, identity, sexuality, life transitions, LGBTQ+, communication, family dynamics, the enneagram, and acceptance of self.
Welcome! My name is Tommy Hibbs and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. I believe therapy is for anyone and everyone. It is a chance for one to better explore their identity, wants and needs, goals, and so much more. My objective within sessions is to create a space for further self-discovery and self-acceptance. Clients deserve to be heard, validated, seen, and affirmed. My deepest desire in therapy is for my clients to feel at peace with who they are and who they are becoming.
(984) 305-3679 View (984) 305-3679
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Abbe Colodny
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
As we develop a therapeutic relationship, I will tailor your treatment to best support your personality.
I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with developmental delays including autism/Asperger's and mental health disorders.
As we develop a therapeutic relationship, I will tailor your treatment to best support your personality.
I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with developmental delays including autism/Asperger's and mental health disorders.
(919) 283-5738 View (919) 283-5738
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Rebecca Lynn Reed
Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I enjoy working with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families.
When you share your personal story with me, it allows me to use my tools and expertise to help give you the guidance that builds confidence in your ability to make changes and overcome barriers that are preventing you from living your best life.
I enjoy working with Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families.
When you share your personal story with me, it allows me to use my tools and expertise to help give you the guidance that builds confidence in your ability to make changes and overcome barriers that are preventing you from living your best life.
(919) 823-3695 View (919) 823-3695
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Erica Blystone/Wake Adult Counseling, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
I see adults for individual therapy, Couples Counseling, Discernment Counseling, Divorce Consults, Collaborative Divorce, and Co-Parenting Therapy.
The past 20 years of partnering with a wide range of people through times of struggle has taught me we often underestimate our own resilience, or our resilience as a couple. It leads to worry, anger, depression, suspicion, guilt, frustration, loneliness, resentment, shame, panic... all the emotions we try so hard to avoid. Consider a teammate for this part of the journey to help you take greater control of your own growth. A partner who can listen intently, offer perspective, brainstorm with you, help you develop new insights and skills, and support you in making changes to create a life - or relationship - you love.
I see adults for individual therapy, Couples Counseling, Discernment Counseling, Divorce Consults, Collaborative Divorce, and Co-Parenting Therapy.
The past 20 years of partnering with a wide range of people through times of struggle has taught me we often underestimate our own resilience, or our resilience as a couple. It leads to worry, anger, depression, suspicion, guilt, frustration, loneliness, resentment, shame, panic... all the emotions we try so hard to avoid. Consider a teammate for this part of the journey to help you take greater control of your own growth. A partner who can listen intently, offer perspective, brainstorm with you, help you develop new insights and skills, and support you in making changes to create a life - or relationship - you love.
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Marc Hardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, LCMHC, NCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
Through working with families, couples and children as a school counselor and therapist, I believe strongly in the encouragement of client’s strengths, and in making a plan for action, then following through with that plan to success.
I am a Black, male therapist originally from Columbus, OH. and now living in Raleigh, NC. I find it a great honor counseling with clients who are just dealing with life's many transitions to doing therapy with those clients that are facing challenging diagnosable mental health issues. I mainly utilize therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g. Ellis’s ABC model, thought journaling, cognitive restructuring, etc.) but I also use techniques from Solution Focused Therapy, EFT, DBT and Multisystemic Therapy. I have found that I prefer a person-centered approach, though I will still use goals, contracts and homework.
Through working with families, couples and children as a school counselor and therapist, I believe strongly in the encouragement of client’s strengths, and in making a plan for action, then following through with that plan to success.
I am a Black, male therapist originally from Columbus, OH. and now living in Raleigh, NC. I find it a great honor counseling with clients who are just dealing with life's many transitions to doing therapy with those clients that are facing challenging diagnosable mental health issues. I mainly utilize therapeutic techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (e.g. Ellis’s ABC model, thought journaling, cognitive restructuring, etc.) but I also use techniques from Solution Focused Therapy, EFT, DBT and Multisystemic Therapy. I have found that I prefer a person-centered approach, though I will still use goals, contracts and homework.
(984) 205-4884 View (984) 205-4884
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Diamonique Matthews
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
As a deeply committed and empathetic therapist, I am driven by my dedication to guiding individuals on their path to finding hope. My extensive experience working with diverse populations—including individuals, couples, and families—has taught me the significance of tapping into an individual's inherent strengths, even as we address areas of vulnerability. My therapeutic approach revolves around helping people transform perceived weaknesses into newfound strengths, revealing the hope that always lies within. That glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? It's real, and together, we'll find it.
As a deeply committed and empathetic therapist, I am driven by my dedication to guiding individuals on their path to finding hope. My extensive experience working with diverse populations—including individuals, couples, and families—has taught me the significance of tapping into an individual's inherent strengths, even as we address areas of vulnerability. My therapeutic approach revolves around helping people transform perceived weaknesses into newfound strengths, revealing the hope that always lies within. That glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel? It's real, and together, we'll find it.
(919) 514-1419 View (919) 514-1419
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Tierra Allen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Through a strengths-based approach, Tierra has worked to support children, teens, adults, and couples with managing stress and navigating the challenges that are impacting their daily life.
Tierra Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-A with over 6 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children who have experienced trauma. Tierra is a North Carolina Central University graduate earning both her Bachelor's and Master’s in social work. Tierra is also a Licensed School Social Worker. Tierra is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Services.
Through a strengths-based approach, Tierra has worked to support children, teens, adults, and couples with managing stress and navigating the challenges that are impacting their daily life.
Tierra Allen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-A with over 6 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children who have experienced trauma. Tierra is a North Carolina Central University graduate earning both her Bachelor's and Master’s in social work. Tierra is also a Licensed School Social Worker. Tierra is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Services.
(919) 551-3566 View (919) 551-3566
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Brandie Wesley
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
Brandie has been in the mental health field for 21 years in a variety of settings. Her experience ranges from working in a juvenile detention center, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, community mental health centers, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and outpatient counseling centers. She has worked with major mental health, families, couples, as well as children and adolescents. Her primary focus in the past 8 years has been on children and adolescents (more specifically adolescents). She specializes in working with families, couples, and adolescents.
(984) 223-9936 View (984) 223-9936
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Mallory Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604
Mallory would love to partner alongside you to reach your goals.
Mallory Parker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 5 years of experience in outpatient therapy. Mallory takes a person-centered approach and ensures that children, adolescents, and adults feel valued, listened to, and are able to meet their unique goals. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, and stress management. Mallory completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Baylor University.
Mallory would love to partner alongside you to reach your goals.
Mallory Parker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist with 5 years of experience in outpatient therapy. Mallory takes a person-centered approach and ensures that children, adolescents, and adults feel valued, listened to, and are able to meet their unique goals. She specializes in anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, and stress management. Mallory completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at Baylor University.
(984) 249-2905 View (984) 249-2905
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Carla Primo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604  (Online Only)
Her goal is to establish a warm, caring relationship with you to bring out your best to help you move forward.
Carla Primo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with over 25 years of experience providing clinical assessments and client-centered therapeutic care to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Her goal is to establish a warm, caring relationship with you to bring out your best to help you move forward.
Carla Primo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina with over 25 years of experience providing clinical assessments and client-centered therapeutic care to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(984) 538-7923 View (984) 538-7923
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Alissa Willett
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Waitlist for new clients
We all need someone to attend to us, genuinely listen to our stories and give us space to better understand ourselves and our relationships. I give clients that attention and space. People suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, social media addiction or dependence, insecurity, intergenerational trauma, post traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties are all encouraged to seek my support. I enjoy working with clients to create short and long term goals that fit their needs after a full understanding of one's story.
We all need someone to attend to us, genuinely listen to our stories and give us space to better understand ourselves and our relationships. I give clients that attention and space. People suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, social media addiction or dependence, insecurity, intergenerational trauma, post traumatic stress disorder and other difficulties are all encouraged to seek my support. I enjoy working with clients to create short and long term goals that fit their needs after a full understanding of one's story.
(984) 237-2646 View (984) 237-2646
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Alyssa Doberstein
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612
I specialize in working with couples and individuals around relationship concerns, intimacy, desire discrepancies/low desire, trauma, infidelity, anxiety, and sexual health & pleasure.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
I specialize in working with couples and individuals around relationship concerns, intimacy, desire discrepancies/low desire, trauma, infidelity, anxiety, and sexual health & pleasure.
Finding a therapist that you connect with and feel understood by is an integral part of therapy. I help people work towards improved connection within themselves, their relationships, and their sexuality. At times we may struggle to communicate and connect with our partners, experience a lack of passion and romance, or have difficulty managing life struggles, distressing events, or conflict in our relationships. Therapy can be a chance to rediscover yourself, your relationships, and heal from painful life experiences while exploring new skills and resources to grow and develop increased relationship and life satisfaction.
(984) 217-2820 View (984) 217-2820
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Andrea Wallenbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27605
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a good fit is important in a therapy relationship.
Accepting New Clients., What kind of person do you really want to be? For yourself, for your relationships, for your community? What is getting in the way? I partner with individuals and couples that want a life of peace and purpose. I can not erase pain and hardship, however, I can provide guidance in creating the life YOU want in the midst of life’s inevitable ups and downs. From the beginning we will clarify your goals and practice skills together in order to bring the changes you desire.
Finding a good fit is important in a therapy relationship.
Accepting New Clients., What kind of person do you really want to be? For yourself, for your relationships, for your community? What is getting in the way? I partner with individuals and couples that want a life of peace and purpose. I can not erase pain and hardship, however, I can provide guidance in creating the life YOU want in the midst of life’s inevitable ups and downs. From the beginning we will clarify your goals and practice skills together in order to bring the changes you desire.
(984) 368-5501 View (984) 368-5501
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Barbara G Garrett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Couples work involves learning to communicate constructively & productively.
Doing it yourself, does not mean doing it alone, it means bringing in the resources that will assist you. I invite you to let me be your resource. During 20+ years of experience as a therapist, I have assisted hundreds of individuals and couples in making the changes and choices needed to create and sustain more fulfilling lives and more joyful, peaceful intimate relationships. I offer insightful, supportive, and interactive therapy blended with resourceful, practical suggestions that can help you heal life's hurts, like yourself more, adjust to life's transitions, and develop improved communication skills and relationships.
Couples work involves learning to communicate constructively & productively.
Doing it yourself, does not mean doing it alone, it means bringing in the resources that will assist you. I invite you to let me be your resource. During 20+ years of experience as a therapist, I have assisted hundreds of individuals and couples in making the changes and choices needed to create and sustain more fulfilling lives and more joyful, peaceful intimate relationships. I offer insightful, supportive, and interactive therapy blended with resourceful, practical suggestions that can help you heal life's hurts, like yourself more, adjust to life's transitions, and develop improved communication skills and relationships.
(919) 794-6825 x1 View (919) 794-6825 x1
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Daniel A Goldstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
As a somatically focused gestalt therapist, I believe there is wisdom and meaning in our suffering and that we need to be able to experience and listen to our bodies in order to feel whole and alive. Our relationship can help you create the change you are longing for by supporting you to get clearer about your needs, respond more flexibly and effectively to the world around you, and ultimately have a fuller and more fulfilling experience of yourself, your relationships, and your possibilities.
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Anthony Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
My counseling experience includes work with couples, individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, conflict, and communication issues. My areas of counseling specialization include marital / relational issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, infidelity, trauma, past hurts, and life transitions. In addition to my masters degree in social work, and my counseling license, I also have a master of divinity degree and 25+ years as a pastor.
My counseling experience includes work with couples, individuals, and families experiencing relationship difficulties, conflict, and communication issues. My areas of counseling specialization include marital / relational issues, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, infidelity, trauma, past hurts, and life transitions. In addition to my masters degree in social work, and my counseling license, I also have a master of divinity degree and 25+ years as a pastor.
(919) 607-4217 View (919) 607-4217
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Nate Day
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
Clients from various backgrounds & ages are welcome as I meet with both children & adults, as well as individuals and couples.
Is life leaving you exhausted? Or does it seem hope is difficult to come by? If you’re looking for an encouraging, collaborative presence that is professionally trained to walk through various life troubles, I would much look forward to hearing from you. People describe me as open, honest, easy to talk to, relatable, and hard-working. I enjoy the privilege of working with children, seeing the world through their eyes, and helping them to know and express themselves in a way that helps get their needs met.
Clients from various backgrounds & ages are welcome as I meet with both children & adults, as well as individuals and couples.
Is life leaving you exhausted? Or does it seem hope is difficult to come by? If you’re looking for an encouraging, collaborative presence that is professionally trained to walk through various life troubles, I would much look forward to hearing from you. People describe me as open, honest, easy to talk to, relatable, and hard-working. I enjoy the privilege of working with children, seeing the world through their eyes, and helping them to know and express themselves in a way that helps get their needs met.
(919) 823-3971 View (919) 823-3971

Couples Counseling Therapists

Does couples counseling work?

Research shows that couples counseling is effective; it can reduce relationship distress and improve emotional awareness, communication, empathy, intimacy, and overall relationship satisfaction. For example, emotionally focused therapy was found to be effective for about 75 percent of couples, and those benefits lasted at least two years.

When should a couple seek counseling?

Couples can benefit from counseling if they consistently struggle in their relationship. They may have lost the ability to communicate effectively, become entrenched in harmful patterns, begun to fight more than usual, broken the other’s trust, suffered from a mental or physical illness, or faced any number of other challenges. Many therapists offer free consultations, so if a couple isn’t sure whether therapy is necessary, asking directly can provide clarity.

How can I get my partner to go to couples therapy?

The decision to seek couples therapy is often driven by one partner, who then convinces the other to participate. When discussing the idea, the initiator should be direct and assertive. They can state the problems they see and explain how the relationship would benefit from therapy. In more serious cases, they can also explain how their relationship may suffer without making any changes or seeking professional help.

How does a couple prepare for couples counseling?

The anticipation of beginning couples counseling can be difficult—sometimes more difficult than the first session itself. Taking a few moments to reflect can allay those concerns: What are the current challenges? When and how did they begin? What do they want the relationship to look like in the future? Reflecting on these questions can help individuals or couples articulate their goals. Of course, the therapist will also ask questions and guide couples through the process.