Gary Brown, PhD, LMFT, FAPA
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Couples are frequently referred to me by current and former clients, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals including physicians from several disciplines. More often than not, couples self-refer for help because one or both are feeling stuck and in pain. Sometimes there is an accumulation of hurts that have piled up. You need to talk about it. There are many benefits to couples counseling: enhanced communication, learning how to resolve conflict, creating more trust, growing intimacy, identifying triggers that can cause upsets, learning how to deal with the inevitable challenges that even the very best of relationships experience, and learning how to love at deeper levels.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPCA
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
2124 Crown Centre Dr. Suite 400, Charlotte, NC 28, Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
I enjoy helping couples find joy in their marriage, renew passion for one another and learn how to communicate effectively. When couples learn how to listen to each other effectively, intimacy is increased. I help couples work through communication issues as well as learn how to manage stress in their life. I also help couples look at some of the most common pitfalls in communication and how they can identify and correct these pitfalls. I offer a compassionate and caring approach that helps couples utilize strengths as well as help couples work as a team to overcome their challenges!
Maria Russell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
I work with couples with the understanding that their relationship is the "client" in the room. However, it is important for each client to realize when they enter a counseling session, they bring with them all of their past/family of origin/hurts/pain/etc that make them who they are. So while focusing on the relationship, they must be aware of how they are contributing to the presenting problems. Communication and conflict resolution are at the core of the work I do with couples.