Premarital Counseling Boone NC

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Rev. Craig Weaver, Diplomate, Am Assn of Pastoral Counselors; NC Certified Practicing Pastoral Couns
(828) 260-5665
513 Calloway Road
Boone, NC
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Male
Education
Advanced training in spiritually-oriented psychotherapy and supervision. Diplomate, Am Assn of Pastoral Counseling: highest certification in the field of pastoral psychotherapy. MA in Pastoral Counseling, Wake Forest U. BS, U of Alabama.
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Sundance Counseling

Donald Campany
(828) 264-4048
Boone, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joseph Dickson
(828) 268-4022
Blowing Rock, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert A. Wolf, LMFT
1-828-266-9703 Ext.993
PO Box 1344
Boone, NC
Specialties
Medical Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Divorce and Remarriage, Grief, PTSD inclusive of Combat Related and Reunification and Adoption.
Gender
Male
Education
MA, M.Div,
Membership Organizations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NCAMFT).

Ms. Jean Gross
Jean S. Gross
(919) 783-7077
4601 Lake Boone Trail Suite 2C
Raleigh, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Lucyna Sonek
(828) 773-7844
Boone, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Marilyn Price Laxton
(828) 406-8637
Boone, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kay Bailey-Day
(828) 754-6087
Lenoir, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Mary Bowditch
(919) 614-1664
315 N. Academy Street Suite 220
Cary, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in North Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Sara Peach
North Duke Psychotherapy Offices
(919) 471-6501
400 Crutchfield Street Suite C
Durham, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in North Carolina
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Happily Ever After: The Benefits of Premarital Counseling

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Sure, you and your mate plan to live a long and healthy life together in wedded bliss. But are you equipped with the skills and tools needed to keep the spark ignited long after the wedding ceremony and wedding ceremony are over? Here, we talk with renowned marriage and family therapist counselor Paula Pile as she debunks the myths of premarital counseling and shares her secrets to lasting relationship.

Perfect Wedding Guide: What are premarital counseling and education? How are they different from therapy?
Paula Pile: Premarital Education is designed to give couples the skills that they need to have a successful marriage. Premarital counseling is similar except that it is offered usually with just one couple. Sometimes couples will go from pre- wedding ceremony education to counseling. They usually do this when after having taken the seminar they find one or two issues that they want to deal with that they believe that are unique to them. What those issues might be include such things as dealing with spiritual differences or blended family issues. Premarital therapy focuses on problems that the couples are having. Most couples do not need therapy. Premarital therapy is always available, if the couples need more in depth help than the educational seminars or counseling offer.
PWG: If the couple is happy why would they need to take a course or a seminar?

PP: Premarital courses give couples the skills that they need to navigate the rough waters. Planning a wedding ceremony and learning to deal with marriage stresses is a part of some of the best courses. Most couples get engaged when they are still in the infatuation or romantic love stages of a relationship. Their bodies are producing a lot of hormones that cause them to bond. These endorphins will not continue forever, and in fact last less than two years, so often after the excitement of the wedding ceremony is over they find themselves starting to struggle.
PWG: Weddings are expensive, this is an expense that most couples have not planned for is it worth it?

PP: A study was published in 2006 by Scott Stanley, P.R. Amato, and Howard Markham out of the University of Denver. They found that premarital education reduces the divorce rate of participants by thirty percent. These findings are significant, given that close to fifty percent of couples who marry will divorce. If you think about it, if your relationship works you will spend more time with your spouse than working at your paid employment. Most people would not enter in to a career without any instruction or preparation. One thing that couples need to think about is that there is no correlation between the amount of money spent on the wedding ceremony and marital happiness.
PWG: You helped to develop a course for premarital couples, what made you decide to do to put your time and energies in to that?
PP: I have been working with couples for over twenty five years and too often I see couples...

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