James Colvin, M.Div., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist
16 Arlington St., Asheville, North Carolina 28801
About half of my clients are couples seeking help in their relationship. I help each partner to take responsibility for their contribution to the issues and difficulties that bring a couple to therapy. "Communication" is the most commonly mentioned issue. The couple learns how to argue fairly, how to express their needs and desires effectively, and how to listen to each other. Sometimes they accomplish these things very quickly, while in other cases it takes a considerable amount of time.
Amanda Gilliam, M.S.
Licensed Marital & Family Therapist
Family means something different to most people. Ideally, family is who we share our lives with, offer love and support, and grow as individuals and a unit. It is not reality that this is successful and struggle free at all times. Families face hurdles and barriers, and can explore ways that these can be overcome together. Whether there are everyday conflicts, lifestyle differences, or misunderstandings and anger, chronic family stress can lead to lasting negative effects. Whatever the source of the conflict, with cooperation of the members, relationships and interactions can be strengthened and challenges can be faced.