Cindy Norton

Couples Therapist

Currently Accepting New Clients

If you are here you are already aware of the potential that relationships have to be either happy and fulfilling or full of distress and heartbreak – and you have probably discovered that, in actuality, they are a complex mix of both. How do relationships get to the point of becoming this complicated maze of emotions, being expressed as uncertainty, anger, frustration, and silence? On the other hand, what is it that couples are doing right that leads to a lifetime of admiration and friendship?

As long as I can remember, I have always been interested in what makes relationships work. And I have dedicated my life to finding out the answers. Relationships are inherently complex; however, through the hard work and dedication of Dr. John Gottman we now know what makes love last. Thanks to his 40+ years of research on over 3,000 couples, we know a thing or two about what is needed to succeed in love.

As it turns out there are certain ingredients that are necessary to thrive in an intimate partner relationship. During our work together you will learn the recipes for success as a couple. Whether you are just starting out and want to build a strong foundation for love, or you are working to repair years of past hurts and distance, you can begin that journey with me.

I didn’t want to bore you in this section with a list of my credentials. You are here because you are in search of support and encouragement for your relationship, so I have saved this section for the end.

If you are curious about my education and training, I have a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA). In addition, I have completed specialized training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

On a more personal note, outside of work you will find me enjoying the company of my amazing partner John, spending time with my wonderful family and friends, being a foodie and trying out new restaurants in our magnificent city of Asheville, hiking and camping in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, and taking pleasure in the delightful practice of yoga. I also love knitting, baking, and playing video games. And I don’t know where I would be without my Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice. It keeps me relaxed, creative, and happy.

Photo credit: Maria Shook Photography

AVL Couples Therapy | 56 College Street, Suite 304, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

828.708.7958 |

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