Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
When two individuals commit to sharing lives together, even what seems to be the smallest stressor can be challenging at times. Relationships require time, commitment and investment in one another to face challenges large and small. Problems with one partner or both can weigh heavy on the relationship and can be explored to overcome. When couples are willing to address concerns and formulate solutions together, most relational distress is manageable. When this tension is left unaddressed, this can often breed resentment, greater obstacles, and deeper pain in the relationship. Whether you are dating, pre-marital, or have been married, couples counseling can be healthy for anyone looking to strengthen and maintain relationships.
Geoffrey Bullock, LCSW
Marriage and Couples Therapist
70 Woodfin Pl Suite 232, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Couple Counseling in Asheville, NC We have a built in urge to couple up and be connected. So, feeling attracted or 'falling in love' is the easy part. But, learning how to merge two lives together takes more than love alone. That's where couple counseling offers specialized guidance. My couple counseling emphasizes developing practical day to day habits that strengthen your connection - and the ways to manage your differences without arguments or fights. Everyone wants this in their relationship, but few have had a chance to learn what really works for it to happen. Counseling is an effective way to discover how to have the relationship you want, without the heartache of trial and error.
James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
See marriage counseling. My approach is pretty much the same for all couples. Obviously with married partners the issue of divorce or separation is sometimes on the table, which adds to the complexity, though long term unmarried couples face the same feelings minus some of the legal complications. Couples of whatever background or level of commitment can benefit from taking responsibility for their issues, learning effective expression of differences, and learning how to listen to each other.