Marriage Counseling Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Photo of Nanette Floyd Patterson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC
Nanette Floyd Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
No judgement here. As a Christian Counselor, I help Christian women and girls age 10+ with anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, ADHD, and feelings of rejection, guilt, and shame and stress management. I also support women who are struggling with issues dealing infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post divorce is so important. I help men and boys 13+ with anger management. For couples, I provide pre-marital counseling. My approach is non-judgmental, safe and caring which I believe are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals.
No judgement here. As a Christian Counselor, I help Christian women and girls age 10+ with anxiety, depression, anger management, low self-esteem, ADHD, and feelings of rejection, guilt, and shame and stress management. I also support women who are struggling with issues dealing infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post divorce is so important. I help men and boys 13+ with anger management. For couples, I provide pre-marital counseling. My approach is non-judgmental, safe and caring which I believe are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals.
(919) 701-4852 View (919) 701-4852
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Pius Ondachi
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I hold a particular interest in assisting those dealing with ADHD, PTSD, couples and marital issues, life transitions, and career decisions.
If you're experiencing a lack of motivation, feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions or thoughts, or sensing a need for lifestyle changes, consider therapy as a starting point. As a therapist, my goal is to establish a secure and inviting space where individuals can share their life experiences at their own pace. Whether life circumstances are proving challenging or trauma triggers persist, we can collaborate on strategies to navigate difficult emotions and enhance the ability to function in various environments.
I hold a particular interest in assisting those dealing with ADHD, PTSD, couples and marital issues, life transitions, and career decisions.
If you're experiencing a lack of motivation, feeling overwhelmed by intense emotions or thoughts, or sensing a need for lifestyle changes, consider therapy as a starting point. As a therapist, my goal is to establish a secure and inviting space where individuals can share their life experiences at their own pace. Whether life circumstances are proving challenging or trauma triggers persist, we can collaborate on strategies to navigate difficult emotions and enhance the ability to function in various environments.
(984) 646-0182 View (984) 646-0182
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Kathy W Honeyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, AANE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Adults with Aspergers (a/k/a Autism Spectrum Disorder) have extraordinary challenges coping with everyday life. This is a result of neurological differences in emotional wiring, communications, social interaction, sensory and executive functioning. Living life with these differences can result in depression and anxiety. It can also cause havoc within a marriage, educational pursuits, and careers. I offer a validating environment to better understand the "typical world," and develop coping skills to manage everyday life--as well as a creative space for couples to learn about their differences and work towards acceptance.
Adults with Aspergers (a/k/a Autism Spectrum Disorder) have extraordinary challenges coping with everyday life. This is a result of neurological differences in emotional wiring, communications, social interaction, sensory and executive functioning. Living life with these differences can result in depression and anxiety. It can also cause havoc within a marriage, educational pursuits, and careers. I offer a validating environment to better understand the "typical world," and develop coping skills to manage everyday life--as well as a creative space for couples to learn about their differences and work towards acceptance.
(919) 283-5734 View (919) 283-5734
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Amanda Ingraham
LMFT Associate, LMFTA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral issues, chronic illness, coping skills, family conflict, grief, life transitions, marital counseling, mood disorders, parent coaching, peer relationships, stress, trauma, and women’s issues.
Are you ready to embark on the courageous journey toward becoming the best version of yourself? I strive to offer tailored support to your unique needs using a variety of techniques including CBT and DBT. As someone deeply committed to serving others, I love helping teens, young adults, professionals, couples, and families meeting them where they are. Using empathy and collaboration, we'll create goals help you to feel encouraged, and guide you towards the positive changes you seek. Together, we'll empower you to conquer fears, anxieties, enhance communication, reduce negative thoughts, and allow you to feel the most fulfilled.
My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral issues, chronic illness, coping skills, family conflict, grief, life transitions, marital counseling, mood disorders, parent coaching, peer relationships, stress, trauma, and women’s issues.
Are you ready to embark on the courageous journey toward becoming the best version of yourself? I strive to offer tailored support to your unique needs using a variety of techniques including CBT and DBT. As someone deeply committed to serving others, I love helping teens, young adults, professionals, couples, and families meeting them where they are. Using empathy and collaboration, we'll create goals help you to feel encouraged, and guide you towards the positive changes you seek. Together, we'll empower you to conquer fears, anxieties, enhance communication, reduce negative thoughts, and allow you to feel the most fulfilled.
(919) 443-6266 View (919) 443-6266
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The Mindly Group, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PLLC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Our specialized services include play therapy for children, individual and family therapy for tweens, teens, and adults, and even couples and marital counseling.
If you or somebody you know is in need of therapy or counseling please check us out! We're an energetic group of mental health professionals all dedicated to the common goal of providing the highest quality, most effective psychotherapy and counseling services for our Raleigh & Cary community and beyond. Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, Addiction, or relationship difficulties we have friendly licensed professionals who can help.
Our specialized services include play therapy for children, individual and family therapy for tweens, teens, and adults, and even couples and marital counseling.
If you or somebody you know is in need of therapy or counseling please check us out! We're an energetic group of mental health professionals all dedicated to the common goal of providing the highest quality, most effective psychotherapy and counseling services for our Raleigh & Cary community and beyond. Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, Addiction, or relationship difficulties we have friendly licensed professionals who can help.
(919) 289-4121 x1 View (919) 289-4121 x1
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Christian J Charette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I'm specifically trained and licensed as a marriage and family therapist.
Imagine waking up everyday inspired that you are loved and appreciated, deeply known and secure in your most important relationships. Imagine being fulfilled by knowing exactly how to show love to those same people. I love helping couples make their relationships great, from wherever they begin. I believe love is a verb by which we make strategic choices that are deeply rewarding and emotionally fulfilling. Built on attraction and attachment choices, love takes many forms but ultimately is our response to our deepest drives for meaning.
I'm specifically trained and licensed as a marriage and family therapist.
Imagine waking up everyday inspired that you are loved and appreciated, deeply known and secure in your most important relationships. Imagine being fulfilled by knowing exactly how to show love to those same people. I love helping couples make their relationships great, from wherever they begin. I believe love is a verb by which we make strategic choices that are deeply rewarding and emotionally fulfilling. Built on attraction and attachment choices, love takes many forms but ultimately is our response to our deepest drives for meaning.
(919) 926-9336 View (919) 926-9336
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Ellen Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Ellen's clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples counseling addressing various life challenges and transitions including anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, blending families, marital and relationship issues, childhood behavioral issues, and life stressors.
Ellen Douglas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has lived and worked in the Raleigh area since 2008. Her approach to therapy draws upon the strengths and needs of each individual working from various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Structural Family Therapy. Ellen's style is collaborative and supportive. She strives to create a safe space that allows clients to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors.
Ellen's clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual therapy, family therapy, and couples counseling addressing various life challenges and transitions including anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, blending families, marital and relationship issues, childhood behavioral issues, and life stressors.
Ellen Douglas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has lived and worked in the Raleigh area since 2008. Her approach to therapy draws upon the strengths and needs of each individual working from various therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Structural Family Therapy. Ellen's style is collaborative and supportive. She strives to create a safe space that allows clients to process, explore, question, and challenge their thought processes and behaviors.
(919) 629-9038 View (919) 629-9038
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Alison York
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27608  (Online Only)
I work with couples and individuals dealing with infidelity, loss, marital issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship struggles.
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
I work with couples and individuals dealing with infidelity, loss, marital issues, self-esteem, stress, and relationship struggles.
Do the fights with your partner follow the same pattern? Does one of you get loud and angry while the other withdraws and goes silent? Has a painful experience or betrayal such as infidelity, loss, or trauma left you both feeling alone and shaken? You long for a playful and loving connection and I can help you get there. I help highly motivated clients like you learn to love themselves and each other again. I'm successful at what I do, and right now you need an expert. There is hope for your relationship.
(919) 670-5075 View (919) 670-5075
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Nick DeJesus
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
My approach to counseling is that of a “fellow traveler” who takes the journey alongside of you in a way that is calm, open, supportive, empathic, and actively engaged with you at all times. I bring a unique existential approach to counseling that helps you in the “here and now,” and daily lived experiences of your life. I work with couples and individual’s ages 13-70. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, intimacy issues (physical and emotional), LGBTQIA issues, men’s issues, marital conflict, sexual addiction, and complex personal life struggles. There is space here for you!
My approach to counseling is that of a “fellow traveler” who takes the journey alongside of you in a way that is calm, open, supportive, empathic, and actively engaged with you at all times. I bring a unique existential approach to counseling that helps you in the “here and now,” and daily lived experiences of your life. I work with couples and individual’s ages 13-70. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, intimacy issues (physical and emotional), LGBTQIA issues, men’s issues, marital conflict, sexual addiction, and complex personal life struggles. There is space here for you!
(919) 646-3816 View (919) 646-3816
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Roger David Heeren
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTS, MDiv
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
My clinical interests are in marriage and family, anxiety & mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD.
Are you hurting or frustrated with where you are right now in your life? Are you ready for change? I am located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently I am offering in office sessions and Video therapy on the Zoom platform. I offer a safe, trusting, and supportive environment that enables individuals to develop the understanding and skills needed to make positive changes. Psychotherapy facilitates personal growth and learning in order to help individuals lead more fulfilling and enjoyable lives I work with all age groups from children to adults, marriage counseling and families.
My clinical interests are in marriage and family, anxiety & mood disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD.
Are you hurting or frustrated with where you are right now in your life? Are you ready for change? I am located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently I am offering in office sessions and Video therapy on the Zoom platform. I offer a safe, trusting, and supportive environment that enables individuals to develop the understanding and skills needed to make positive changes. Psychotherapy facilitates personal growth and learning in order to help individuals lead more fulfilling and enjoyable lives I work with all age groups from children to adults, marriage counseling and families.
(919) 294-8981 View (919) 294-8981
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Mckenzie Bolton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27604  (Online Only)
Specializing in various areas: relationship rejuvenation (including pre-marital counseling), conquering anxiety and depression, and navigating the teenage maze.
Are you or a loved one feeling more lost than your favorite sock in the laundry? Enter the emotional GPS and dive into therapy with me. I have 12 years of experience within the mental health field, and I am here to be your guide to dealing with life's challenges. Turn that "IDK" into a roadmap for self-discovery. Your mental health deserves some TLC too! At MMJ Counseling & Consulting, your feelings get the VIP treatment and you get to wear the crown :)
Specializing in various areas: relationship rejuvenation (including pre-marital counseling), conquering anxiety and depression, and navigating the teenage maze.
Are you or a loved one feeling more lost than your favorite sock in the laundry? Enter the emotional GPS and dive into therapy with me. I have 12 years of experience within the mental health field, and I am here to be your guide to dealing with life's challenges. Turn that "IDK" into a roadmap for self-discovery. Your mental health deserves some TLC too! At MMJ Counseling & Consulting, your feelings get the VIP treatment and you get to wear the crown :)
(919) 443-6023 View (919) 443-6023
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William Marshall
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
Each person comes to individual therapy for numerous and very honest reasons, despite how overwhelmed and powerless they are feeling. It is okay to not know what to do or know what is next. Deep down, I believe that each one of us has the innate wisdom to know themselves and to know what to do next, under optimal conditions. Couples caught in a criticize-withdraw cycle are often doing what their survival instincts tell them to do. I am also highly trained in couples counseling and marriage counseling through emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Marital therapy and individual counseling need guidance from an empathic but neutral party.
Each person comes to individual therapy for numerous and very honest reasons, despite how overwhelmed and powerless they are feeling. It is okay to not know what to do or know what is next. Deep down, I believe that each one of us has the innate wisdom to know themselves and to know what to do next, under optimal conditions. Couples caught in a criticize-withdraw cycle are often doing what their survival instincts tell them to do. I am also highly trained in couples counseling and marriage counseling through emotionally focused therapy (EFT). Marital therapy and individual counseling need guidance from an empathic but neutral party.
(919) 338-5022 View (919) 338-5022
Photo of Jane M. Roberts, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Raleigh, NC
Jane M. Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
I believe when given the proper tools, insight and support, most of us can heal ourselves and thrive in our lives. Whether it’s navigating the teen years, college, parenting or marriage, I can help guide you through challenging times. I am committed to creating a positive, warm therapeutic experience while teaching you skills that empower you to feel more in control, balanced and successful in your life. I promote knowledge and awareness of feelings and behaviors, while increasing positive coping skills and self-esteem.
(919) 551-3886 View (919) 551-3886
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Patrick T. Hefferan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LCMHCS, NCC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27613  (Online Only)
I am passionate about combining diverse resources and therapeutic tools in working with clients with Marriage and Family Issues, ADHD, Impulse Control (related to internet and video games), Depression,Anxiety,LGBT Issues, Stress Reduction, Grief, and Life Transitions.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
I am passionate about combining diverse resources and therapeutic tools in working with clients with Marriage and Family Issues, ADHD, Impulse Control (related to internet and video games), Depression,Anxiety,LGBT Issues, Stress Reduction, Grief, and Life Transitions.
My clients consider me to be an empathic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. I bring a warm smile, a curious, gentle, friendly manner, a ready laugh, and a healthy self into my therapy sessions every day. I sincerely care about the people I work with and work hard to create a warm and trusting environment for clients of all ages. Forming and nurturing relationships is my strength. It's within the context of a healthy relationship that emotional and mental healing occurs. I'm trained to facilitate treatment for internet and technology compulsions and addictions including gaming, online pornography, and related issues.
(919) 913-8323 View (919) 913-8323
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Christina Keller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27617  (Online Only)
Christina Keller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at East Carolina University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Christina seeks to help people discover personal strengths on their path to tackling issues. Using a relationship lens, she focuses on helping people explore how they can implement what they learn in treatment to the world around them. Christina has experience working with a wide range of issues including relational, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, and behavioral issues.
Christina Keller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at East Carolina University. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Christina seeks to help people discover personal strengths on their path to tackling issues. Using a relationship lens, she focuses on helping people explore how they can implement what they learn in treatment to the world around them. Christina has experience working with a wide range of issues including relational, anxiety, depression, trauma, sleep, and behavioral issues.
(919) 237-1337 x4 View (919) 237-1337 x4
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George Edmond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I utilize various evidence-based modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Trauma Focus Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Couples Counseling and Christian Counseling).
I believe that every problem has a solution and that solution lies within the person that is experiencing the problem. Life is to be enjoyed and if you are not enjoying your life it could be because of distractions. It is those distractions that sometimes causes us to feel overwhelmed, unhappy, frustrated and sometimes empty. My goal as a therapist is to help you explore those distractions and become the best version of yourself.
I utilize various evidence-based modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Reality Therapy, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Trauma Focus Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Marriage Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Couples Counseling and Christian Counseling).
I believe that every problem has a solution and that solution lies within the person that is experiencing the problem. Life is to be enjoyed and if you are not enjoying your life it could be because of distractions. It is those distractions that sometimes causes us to feel overwhelmed, unhappy, frustrated and sometimes empty. My goal as a therapist is to help you explore those distractions and become the best version of yourself.
(919) 343-5573 View (919) 343-5573
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Chelsea Westbrook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to help with a wide variety of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, and grief. I specialize in working with individuals and families. I have a passion for working with caregivers of young children, as well as those in their emerging adulthood stage of life. I am an LGBTQQ2SIAP+ affirming therapist and have received multiple trainings in best practices to serve the gender expansive population.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am trained to help with a wide variety of mental health needs, including depression, anxiety and panic disorders, trauma, and grief. I specialize in working with individuals and families. I have a passion for working with caregivers of young children, as well as those in their emerging adulthood stage of life. I am an LGBTQQ2SIAP+ affirming therapist and have received multiple trainings in best practices to serve the gender expansive population.
(984) 208-2428 View (984) 208-2428
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Bryon D Lawrence
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LPC, LCMHC
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27609
I have worked with children and adolescents, while also providing marital, family, and adult individual counseling as well. I am able to tailor therapeutic services specific to each patient to address many emotional and behavioral difficulties, including: ADHD, depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, grief and defiance, as well as marital stress.
I have worked with children and adolescents, while also providing marital, family, and adult individual counseling as well. I am able to tailor therapeutic services specific to each patient to address many emotional and behavioral difficulties, including: ADHD, depression, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, grief and defiance, as well as marital stress.
(919) 343-5031 View (919) 343-5031
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Catherine Wang
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I am an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist.
Accepting New Clients - Life can be overwhelming, and trying to understand and process experiences can be difficult. Understanding your mental health and how to care for your well-being can be life-changing. Suffering from anxiety, depression, relational/familial conflict or trauma, or just looking for an outside perspective can all benefit from therapy. I do speak some Mandarin but require that clients also speak some English.
I am an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist.
Accepting New Clients - Life can be overwhelming, and trying to understand and process experiences can be difficult. Understanding your mental health and how to care for your well-being can be life-changing. Suffering from anxiety, depression, relational/familial conflict or trauma, or just looking for an outside perspective can all benefit from therapy. I do speak some Mandarin but require that clients also speak some English.
(984) 214-4727 View (984) 214-4727
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Adam Creed
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607
As a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, I am also ready to help pre-marital couples prepare for marriage and support couples seeking a “marriage tune-up.
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. In times of difficulty we may cope in a way that inevitably makes things worse–shutting down, depending on vices, overworking, or neglecting our relationships–leaving us feeling somewhat hopeless. I would consider it a privilege to partner with you in restoring hope. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples through challenges including barriers to healthy communication, affair recovery, pornography and sexual addiction, in addition to other areas of concern.
As a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator, I am also ready to help pre-marital couples prepare for marriage and support couples seeking a “marriage tune-up.
Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. In times of difficulty we may cope in a way that inevitably makes things worse–shutting down, depending on vices, overworking, or neglecting our relationships–leaving us feeling somewhat hopeless. I would consider it a privilege to partner with you in restoring hope. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples through challenges including barriers to healthy communication, affair recovery, pornography and sexual addiction, in addition to other areas of concern.
(919) 372-3327 View (919) 372-3327

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Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.