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.
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.
North Carolina 27519
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.
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.
Whitney Johnson, MAMFT, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
219 N Boylan Ave, Suite 205, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
Couples Counseling can greatly benefit relationships that are struggling! New & healthier ways of communicating with each other can be learned. You can also learn how to have healthy conflict that leads to deeper, more intimate connection in your relationship. Every relationship has struggles & conflict. It's the couples who choose to learn about themselves & each other amidst the struggles & conflict that experience rich, lasting mature love in their relationships. Couples can learn to influence & impact each other in healthy & positive ways. Couples that engage in counseling often experience less stress, anxiety & depression in their individual lives as well as in their relationships!
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....
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.
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.
Katherine Cato, M.A., LPC, CEAP
Licensed Professional Counselor
5500 McNeely Suite 101, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
My practice is focused on couples and is 98% couples. Whether you seek help for a relationship in trouble, or to ensure the health and success of a relationship doing well, counseling can help. My style with couples is direct and interactive. Clients describe me as refreshingly straightforward. The goal is to build positive equity between you to help you weather the stresses and challenges that life tends to send our way.
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.
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.
Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
I enjoy working with couples to help them determine what steps they need to take to improve their experience of each other. Frequently, couples do not take the time to sit down and really talk through the things that are bothering them. Therapy can provide this safe dedicated space to addressing these issues and working together on a solution. Frequently, people make assumptions about one another that turn out to be false. Couples Therapy can provide a space to clarify these assumptions.
Gabriella Johr, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
5001 S Miami Blvd, Suite 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Nothing gives me more professional satisfaction than helping couples improve their relationship. All marriages require a lot of hard work, especially to overcome obstacles that can often lead to resentment and alienation. I help couples discuss core issues, that are often roadblocks to connection, with greater empathy and ability to compromise. My clients learn how to discuss their expectations and to give their partner the benefit of the doubt. We work on ways to be supportive to each other, even in the face of disagreements and life stress. Ultimately, my clients learn to consistently demonstrate affection, consideration, and intimacy while creating a more satisfying life together.