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.
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.
Jill White-Huffman, LPC, MFT
Licensened Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
1921 D Boulevard Street / Holden Executive Center, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
Most people do not realize that choosing a partner for life is one the biggest, most important decisions to make. If one does not carefully choose his/her partner it will impact their happiness. Both partners have to be equally invested in a relationship in order for it to work. In other words, each partner must be able to trust and respect one another as well as be sexually attracted to one another. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce due to a lack of commitment and training. It is rare that individuals today have been taught ways to reach martial satisfaction. Therefore, individuals bring into their relationships a great deal of baggage. Contact me if you have any couples concerns.
Clay Parker, LPC, NCC, M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor
1630 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannpolis, North Carolina 28083
I love working with couples. I believe in the foundation of healthy relationships and understand that sometimes people are "stuck". I'm a certified Prepare and Enrich instructor that allows couples to discover who they are in order to work together as a team. This approach addresses those who are in relationships, engaged or struggling in their marriages.
Carolina Castanos, Ph.D
Marriage and Family Therapist
3711-A West Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Couples sometimes get into a negative and hurtful cycle where one behavior causes a negative reaction that ultimately leads to a feeling of disconnection in both parties. Each partner then is frustrated, hurt, and sad to see their relationship slip away. Most have tried to change behaviors or to have conversations about their relationship but find themselves going back to the old negative cycle very soon feeling stuck and more frustrated. My work with couples consists on helping them feel reconnected and in a safe and loving relationship. This leads to a new positive cycle of interaction where both can continue to grow together.
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!
Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPC
3300 Battleground Avenue Suite 303, Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
Relationships are not easy or simple. "I'm sure that you are already aware of this" Sometimes, the connection with the person you love is challenged. You may feel angry, hurt, lost, or even alone in your relationship. Feelings of betrayal may be racing thoughts. The solution - can be achieved through counseling. You and your partner can reconnect by learning to understand each other. The focus will run entirely on what brought you in - as that is the challenge at hand. We will work to help you understand why it is that you are drawn to your lover - reclaiming the love and compassion in your relationship - and accepting each other. Book your appointment today to explore working with expert couple's therapist.
Matthew Sixberry, LMFT, CCTP
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
717 Green Valley Rd. Suite 200, Greensboro , North Carolina 27408
I work with couples with a variety of issues. I use the Prepare-Enrich program to help couples prepare for marriage in premarital Therapy. I find that too often couples spend a lot of time preparing for the wedding day and not enough time preparing for the day after. I use the assessment to identify growth areas of the couple and teach them the skills necessary to have a harmonious and emotionally intimate relationship's for a lifetime.
Carla MooreMcNeil, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master Hypnotist
502 East Cornwallis Dr, Suite N, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
Being a part of a couple can be the most rewarding venture but at times it can be extremely challenging. As a couple moves through life there are bumps in the journey. Whether it is related to parenting, communication or lack of, infidelity issues or wanting to enrich a relationship, counseling can be beneficial. Sometimes a couple needs an unbiased third party to help guide and clarify. I can help you on the road to a rewarding relationship.
Marina Ervin, MS, LPC, NCC, BCPCC
Licensed Professional Counselor/National Certified Counselor
502-N East Cornwallis Drive Ste. B, Greensboro, North Carolina 27405
The basic tenets of marital counseling are addressed in my couples therapy, including but not limited to: Communication, Problem-Solving, and Conflict-Resolution. In addition, I believe that each partner is responsible for his/her own choices and cannot, nor should not, try to change the other person. Inevitably, change occurs in the family system if one is working on his/her own issues and taking responsibility for his/her own actions. Therefore, as each person learns to experience the grace that God extends to him or her can he or she see the partner through God's eyes and be able to extend that grace to the partner as well, ultimately finding healing in their couple relationship.
Lonnie Mullet, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1905 JN Pease Pl, Suite 101, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
My approach to couple's counseling focuses on identifying relationship patterns, unmet needs, and developing new and healthy ways of relating. Many couple's slowly grow apart over time and lose the feeling of closeness. Often this comes out as, 'we are two different people' or 'we can't communicate anymore'. Most couple's try to solve these problems on their own often for years. As the frustration grows, the relationship strains. There is hope as new healthy patterns can be created and most of this is done in session until couples are confident on their own. Usually this course of treatment takes 12 to 16 sessions.
Natalie Huston, MA, NCC, LPC
Licenced Professional Counselor
1126 Sam Newell Rd, Suite A, Matthews, North Carolina 28105
I love to see thriving couple relationships. You want to have a thriving relationship, but there has been something that has driven you apart, injured the relationship, or kept you from connecting the way you desire. I can provide practical skills for changing, and also help you grow in connecting and healing in safe and healthy ways. I help you discover the relational patterns that are creating problems for your relationship, and new patterns that help you thrive and heal. I journey with you in coming together in meaningful interaction and shape each other and make something beautiful.
Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
Every couple needs to accommodate to each other in three crucial areas--each more difficult than the previous one. First, division of labor in the home they build together. Second, issues relating to what they consider "normal"--but which really come from their family of origin. These issues focus on such areas as drinking, managing money, and public displays of affection. The third and most difficult area is the delicate balance in every relationship between intimacy and autonomy. I often find that a "problematic" behavior on the part of one member of a couple is really generated (unconsciously) by the client's need for space or closeness. One must help each to understand the other's needs.