Gabriella Johr, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
5001 S Miami Blvd, Suite 325, Durham, NC
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.
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, NC
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....
Jonathan Gerard, DMin
Within Driving Distance of Durham, NC
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.
Tammy Holcomb, LPCS, CEDS, NBCCH
Licensed Professional Counselor
5001 S Miami Blvd. Ste 325, Durham, NC
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.
Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, LPC
Licensed Marriage Counselor, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
Within Driving Distance of Durham, NC
At Awakenings Center - Helping Couples with Love and Sex we specialize in couples counseling or marriage counseling. One partner often feels the need for more closeness either emotionally through talking, time together and/or sexually. The other partner gravitates toward work, productivity, space and solitary hobbies. One feels starved and the other feels criticized. The first fears abandonment, the latter fears control. The genders stereotypically flipflop over sex with the man being the emotional distancer but sexual pursuer and the woman being the emotional pursuer but having low desire. We can help you find a comfortable middle ground where your needs are met in abundance!