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Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Our therapists have a passion for helping couples to rediscover that chemistry, connection, and passion that brought them together as a couple in the first place.  There are countless reasons that chemistry, connection, and passion may dissipate over the course of a relationship.  We want to help you to rediscover the fulfillment and joy that a healthy relationship can bring.  Regardless of the reason for the struggles in the relationship, our therapists have training and experience to help you and your spouse to rediscover and in some cases create elements necessary to a healthy and thriving relationship .  Some specific areas that our therapists specialize in are infidelity and infidelity recovery, sex addiction, premarital counseling, communication and conflict resolution, and navigating transitions.  

We are proud that each of our therapists has received advanced training and utilize some of the most well recognized and empirically supported marriage and relationship counseling modalities.  Our therapists utilize either individually or conjointly Prepare/Enrich, The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy 

We of course offer traditional hour-long therapy sessions in the comfort of our offices.   For couples who desire alternatives to the more traditional approach to counseling, we offer marathon sessions, retreats/intensives, and workshops.

 

  • Marathon sessions.  These sessions range from 3-6 hours depending on the couple's needs.  The benefit to these sessions is more work is typically able to be accomplished in a shorter period of time as skills are developed and reinforced more quickly.  This helps to prevent regression between sessions that sometimes occurs with hour long weekly sessions.

 

  • Multi-Day Intensives.  We have partnered with bed and breakfasts in some of the most beautiful locations in North Carolina and are able to provide counseling outside of the typical office setting over the course of multiple days.  This approach, similar to our marathon sessions, embraces longer sessions which creates opportunity for more therapeutic work to be accomplished in a shorter period of time.  We also embrace the science behind intensives as creating new memories together and embracing a sense of adventure can be helpful in healing or recreating a thriving relationship.

 

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshops.  The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop is a 12 hour course based on Dr. John Gottman's best-selling book.  Darryl and his wife Tara are certified leaders of the Gottman's Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work Workshops and offer these workshops several times throughout the year as multi-day intensives.  

 

We are excited to be able to offer empirically validated and supported approaches to couples counseling and feel that offering these services in both traditional and non-traditional ways allows us to tailor an approach that will work uniquely for you.  We would love to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.

 

 

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