LuAnn Keener-Mikenas, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
311 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
I do not specialize in marital therapy, but I occasionally work with couples using the Hendricks Couple's Dialogue and Imago Process. When couples learn and apply a detailed process of reflective listening and affirming, they are often much better able to accept the other's position. Partners also gain insight into the underlying causes their own and the other's stance. The process naturally builds trust and provides a skill the couple can continue to develop on their own.
Paul Feiger, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97796
21 Colony Pl., #250, Durham, North Carolina 27705
Sometimes two people, who care about each other, seem to not communicate. They may talk to one another, but they are not hearing what each is saying. There are misunderstandings that lead to behavior creating distance, anger hurt and guilt. Each gets so defensive that there seems to be no way to get the differences resolved, except by fighting or separation. There is a way to avoid this. It is counseling through our good offices. We provide a safe and protected environment along with proven processes to help couples resolve the issues that appear to be unresolvable.
Katherine Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC, BCIA-C
Licensed Professional Counselor
501 North Main Street, Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
All couples at one point or another experience difficulties in their relationship. Whether married, about to get married, cohabitating, lesbian, gay, etc. all couples eventually face challenges in their relationship. Infatuation and admiration subside and being vulnerable with each other feels unsafe. However, this is also where real love in the relationship can be nurtured and kept alive. I work with couples struggling in their relationship on improving communication and working to understand each other's realistic wants and needs better while restoring emotional safety in the relationship.
Gabriella Johr, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
5001 S Miami Blvd, Suite 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Nothing gives me more professional satisfaction than helping couples improve their relationship. All marriages require a lot of hard work, especially to overcome obstacles that can often lead to resentment and alienation. I help couples discuss core issues, that are often roadblocks to connection, with greater empathy and ability to compromise. My clients learn how to discuss their expectations and to give their partner the benefit of the doubt. We work on ways to be supportive to each other, even in the face of disagreements and life stress. Ultimately, my clients learn to consistently demonstrate affection, consideration, and intimacy while creating a more satisfying life together.
Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
I enjoy working with couples to help them determine what steps they need to take to improve their experience of each other. Frequently, couples do not take the time to sit down and really talk through the things that are bothering them. Therapy can provide this safe dedicated space to addressing these issues and working together on a solution. Frequently, people make assumptions about one another that turn out to be false. Couples Therapy can provide a space to clarify these assumptions.