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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
At Lepage Associates, we believe many issues couples face can be resolved by addressing the issues on two levels. The first level is identifying the problem, brainstorming solutions, and trying out options that can work for both partners. The deeper level usually involves understanding what about the issue is important to each partner and communicating this understanding to each other. Your couple’s therapist at Lepage Associates can help you on both of these levels in order to reach goals like increasing your connection, improving communication, recovering from infidelity, increasing sexual satisfaction, and improving conflict resolution skills. We believe each partner has contributed to problem....
Nicole Imbraguglio, Psy.D.
570 New Waverly Place, Suite 210, Cary, North Carolina 27518
Just as every couple is different, what brings couples into couples therapy can vary widely as well. There are many benefits to trying couples counseling and you do not have to be at the brink of divorce in order to benefit. For example, you can improve how and when to communicate, learn about your and your partner’s “buttons” or “triggers” and how to best deal with them, recover from infidelity, protect your relationship from “outsiders” (i.e., in-laws, kids, jobs), learn how to address problems without feeling weak, understand how each partner may be contributing to a concern, and learn more about what is behind each other’s behavior.
Lindsay Patterson, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Relationship concerns can be a broad topic; some couples may want to strengthen their current relationship, work on a specific issue within the relationship, there may be sexual concerns, and others may have had a recent break up or divorce. Individually or with your partner, we can work together to help you get your needs met. Call or email today for an appointment.
Lisa Cloyd, Ph.D.
1903 North Harrison Avenue, Suite 201, Cary, North Carolina 27513
I believe relationships are critical for our best functioning. Good relationships can help us to soar and poor relationships can tear us down. Sometimes things can become difficult in a relationship and both people feel stuck. It can helpful to participate in couples counseling to help both of you decide what you are missing and how you can have a positive and loving relationship. I will work with you to understand what are your relationship blocks and how you can move forward in a healthier, more satisfying fashion.
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.