I love being in a happy relationship. Doesn’t everyone?

It is my mission in life to guide and support couples in creating awe-inspiring relationships through premarital counseling and relationship enrichment.

Our intimate partner relationships are so very important to our well-being. They are a major part of our lives, and our lives are much too short to be in unhappy, dissatisfying, or unfulfilling relationships.

Being in a happy relationship does not mean that you and your partner live in a utopian universe free of conflict and stress. You’re going to be stressed and you’re going to disagree. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be happy.

I teach couples to love and appreciate their relationship with each other.

Some of my titles include… relationship enricher, friendship & intimacy builder, relationship myth dispeller, conflict soother, and meaning maker.

Who am I really?

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, video games, board games, and adventuring with my Elf in the Dungeons & Dragons universe. And I don’t know where I would be without my Transcendental Meditation (TM) practice. It keeps me relaxed, creative, and happy. 

Am I qualified to do this?

You are here because you are in search of guidance and support for your relationship, not to investigate the letters after my name, 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 am a Certified Facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, the #1 premarital assessment, and I have completed specialized training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a goal-oriented and scientifically-based approach built upon over 40 years of research.


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In your email, please provide a few time/date options for the phone call over the next week. Also, let me know if you are interested in Premarital Counseling or Couples Therapy. I look forward to supporting you and your relationship!

Please note that it is necessary that I have a phone consultation with both you and your partner prior to scheduling. Because my practice is so specialized, it is important to see if I am going to be the best fit for your needs.

You can also download the Phone Consultation Guide below and check it out before our chat.

AVL Couples Therapy | 34 Wall Street, Suite 609, Asheville, North Carolina 28801

828.708.7958 | avlcouples@gmail.com

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