Watch Carolyn Kelley North, LCSW, LMFT on the Oprah Winfrey Network's show Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal (premieres February, 2012)
Watch as she intervenes with a couple who has struggled with infidelity and are now back on track!
Healthy relationships and marriages are the number one concerns in most peoples lives and maintaining them has never been more challenging. Today's society places a premium on disposable products and unfortunately relationships are falling into this pattern as well. The good news is that relationships are can be transformed into the nurturing environment we each desire through the intervention of a skilled therapist. Conflict resolution, communication, rekindling the "spark" can be achieved through this process and I have helped many couples reclaim their relationships.
Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling
As a therapist who has been treating couples since 1992, I’ve learned a thing or two about what brings couples together and what tears them apart. I’ve applied this understanding to my practice with couples in conflict. There are many goals that therapists seek to enhance their client’s relationship: improving communication and conflict resolution skills, trust issues, family of origin issues…to name a few. These are all important! But more than anything, I think that the friendship and spark need to be rekindled and the anger and resentment needs to be released.
If your partner has stopped being your friend and has become your enemy, then why would you want to work on the relationship? With my approach, your partner becomes your friend again and we leave the past in the past…but only after it has been resolved! I have seen an 86% success rate with my clients. What I count as success are people who are still together after the end of therapy and have found joy in their relationships again!
Does any of this sound like something you want? Of course! “But it’s expensive,” people will say. Yes, it is, but I have programs to help people afford the treatment: 8 session packages, reduced fees for those in need. The help is here, but it does require a commitment. After all, what is the cost of divorce? What is the cost of a wedding? What is the cost to your children? The treatment you would receive is a small percentage of these costs.
I have written a book on relationships which will be available soon at your local book retailer. But in the meantime feel free to call with questions, comments or to schedule an appointment.
Family, Couples, and Marriage counseling includes:
- Marital and couple's counseling
- Pre-marital counseling
- Multi-cultural relationships
- Family conflicts
- Sexual disturbance