Asheville Couples TherapistsHere’s a directory of referral options for great couples therapists here in the Asheville area! We have many couples reaching out for support with their relationships. We each have our own unique specialties and approaches within the realm of couples therapy, and we want to make sure that you find a good fit for you and your partner.
There are therapists who specialize in certain approaches, such as Gottman or EFT. There are therapists who specialize in treating affairs and addictions. Each therapist is different and we want you to find a therapist that works for you, your relationship, and your presenting concerns.
Take a moment to check out your options. Most therapists will offer a free consultation so that you may have a chance to get to know them and ask questions before you make a commitment.
Click on the therapist’s photo for a link to their website. Congratulations on taking that first step toward your best possible relationship!
Dr. Laura Greenlee is a clinician in private practice in South Asheville, who uses an integrated blend of person-centered, attachment, and family systems therapy, with emphasis on the Emotionally Focused Therapy model by Dr. Sue Johnson. Dr. Greenlee has 18 years experience as a mental health clinician, and 20 years as an educator. She has worked with domestic violence offenders in a corrections setting, and she has experience completing child abuse assessments and parenting evaluations. Dr. Greenlee highly encourages couples who are separating to use out of court mediation services when possible. Dr. Greenlee specializes in helping parents develop more effective plans for nurturing, managing, and disciplining children.
Couples appreciate my ability to navigate challenges (addiction, loss, infidelity, blending families, later-in-life love) with warmth, presence, experience and safety. I begin couples therapy by exploring and identifying strengths and resources within each couple member to provide the scaffolding to support deeper work. I have completed extensive training in AEDP for Couples, The Hakomi Method and Collaborative Couples Therapy and our work together is informed and guided by somatic, attachment-focused and experiential practices. Couples are often surprised by and grateful for how swiftly love is restored and lasting transformation can occur!
Couples counseling is one of my biggest passions, and I enjoy working with a variety of issues, such as sexual intimacy, emotional intimacy, communication breakdowns, conflict management, trust, and premarital preparation. Whether you’re in a crisis or just wanting to maintain romance and intimacy in a relationship, I’d love to be of assistance. I am Gottman Level 1 trained, and also incorporate some emotionally focused therapy pieces, mindfulness approaches, experiential exercises, and hands on activities for couples to really reflect upon the state of their relationship and how to move forward.
I enjoy counseling couples at all stages of their relationship. Learning how to improve your interactions can make a huge difference. I integrate Gottman techniques into my couples counseling. I also help couples with communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
I often work with couples’ who are looking to access greater intimacy, whether than means sexual intimacy or emotional intimacy. Often, the demands of our daily lives (parenting, work, everyday details and challenges) make true intimacy difficult – but not impossible. Addressing the real challenges of intimacy can give couples’ a renewed sense of fondness, closeness and ease.
I really enjoy working with new parents! Sessions include a mix of increasing insight, learning tools, practicing communication and humor. I’ve taught several workshops in town for new parents called “Parents as Partners.” It tends to be a challenging transition for couples and I like the helping them navigate this and find ways to nurture their relationship.