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We Are Here to Help You Connect With People You Care About, Improve Your Relationships and Enjoy Life.

Couples Counseling Wellness Counseling Center

Couples Counseling

As the first practice in Charlotte to specialize in serving couples, our professional team is uniquely qualified to help you improve communication, re-establish trust, address infidelity, stop your negative cycle, learn to forgive, and understand each other better. Wellness Counseling Center’s couples therapy, premarital counseling and marriage counseling in Charlotte, NC, is private, confidential, and customized to fit your needs and lifestyle. Our method (EFT) is the most successful known method for couples and the only one we use at Wellness. Our entire program is designed to support you and your partner.

Intensives & Retreats

Our premium programs were created to get accelerated results, for couples in crisis. We understand the pain and sense of urgency you feel when you’re disconnected from someone you love. Intensives are private, research-based and move fast. They’re an effective launchpad to help stop that downward spiral, heal your relationship and reconnect. Our 2½ Day Intensive Retreat is best suited for couples willing to travel to Charlotte, NC. The 1 Day Intensive works best for couples living in and around Charlotte. Wellness is honored to provide remarkable service, valuable information and structured conversations that pull you closer to the one you love.

Pre-Marital Counseling

If you’re engaged or considering marriage, you want to know that you and your partner have a strong, committed connection. You want to understand each other better and secure the foundation of your relationship. Our program helps prepare you to create and maintain that solid foundation. You’ll also have the opportunity to repair any potential cracks you’ve encountered during the dating process. We start with a comprehensive assessment. Then, through deep and meaningful conversation we help you identify core values and clarify strengths, as well as growth areas – always focusing on what’s important to you and your relationship.

“We went to Wellness for an entire year and then some. We are proof that marriage can survive infidelity. We are now 8.5 yrs. after (18 yrs. total) and we are stronger than I ever imagined it would be. The guidance in our recovery was key to our marriage surviving.”

The Gold Standard in Couples Therapy

At Wellness Counseling Center, We Believe That When People Are Connected, They Can do Anything!

We Focus on Working With People in Relationships

You may be looking for significant long-term change or just a subtle shift and wondering how to find the best marriage counselor in Charlotte, NC, to fit your needs. Working with a Wellness therapist makes sense if you want to:

We love working with people who want to understand themselves better, and make positive, proactive change. If your partner can’t join you, we will happily see you individually.

We Understand You’re Here For a Reason…

We understand you want to repair and strengthen your relationship with your partner. You want to start enjoying each other again. Whether you select weekly couples counseling sessions or a marriage retreat at our relationship counseling center in Charlotte, NC, we guide you through the entire process. It’s important to note, we use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) exclusively. It’s science-based and the most effective method on the planet for couples. You and your partner love each other and want to be together. Yet you find yourselves stuck in a negative cycle and can’t get out. Typical symptoms of a negative cycle are when you:

At Wellness, We Understand You Want to Feel Safe, Happy and Connected

You want to feel close again. You want to be supported in your relationship; to feel loved and respected. That safe, secure feeling slipped away and you want it back. You want your relationship to work and it doesn’t even have to be perfect. Our couples and marriage therapists understand that you just want your relationship to be a comfortable place where you can be happy and …

You want to feel relaxed around your partner — the way you felt when you were dating; talking, laughing and enjoying each other in an easy, carefree way.

Meet Our Team

Portrait of Anne Hancock

B. Anne Hancock Psy.D

“Love is who you are.”

Portrait of Beth McCain

Beth McCain M.A.

“Closeness takes courage.”

Portrait of Sarah Faircloth

Sarah Faircloth M.A.

“Secure relationships = Unlimited possibilities.”

Portrait of Sheila Mull

Sheila Mull M.A.

“If change didn’t exist…there would be no butterflies.”

Portrait of Julie Moore

Julie Moore M.A.

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.”

Christina Bronte Family Therapist

Christina Bronte M.S.W.

“Healing begins with a healing of the heart.”

Stephanie Davis M.A.

Stephanie Davis M.A.

“Just breathe.”

Karen Naegel

Karen Naegel | Graduate Intern, NCU

“Vulnerability allows us to love deeply.”

Norena Gutierrez

Norena Gutierrez M.A.

“Kindness first.”
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LeeAnne McClure, Director of Client Relations

“Lead with grace. Choose joy.”

Akemi Moore Client Support Specialist

Akemi Moore, Client Support Specialist

“Find your voice.”

“My husband and I were struggling with many little things and we would constantly battle about money, parenting, what’s for dinner, chores, etc. What we couldn’t talk about was sex. We weren’t intimate anymore and we were both lonely and angry. We learned from the workshop that it’s not trying to figure out who was right or who was wrong but if we reached deep inside we’d see our core feelings. We learned that if we really understood the root emotion we could avoid the triggers that caused our vicious spiral! My husband and I after 15 years of marriage got to know each other in a new way and stopped our attack mode. We still have a lot of processing to do to break our “habit” but we are encouraged. We feel more playful as lovers now too. Thank you to Anne, and the staff for giving us hope!”

You had it before. You can get it back. The relationship you want is within reach.

We understand how important your relationship is to you. Whether you’re looking for couples therapy, individual work or a couples intensive retreat, the Wellness Counseling Center professionals are prepared to support you. We provide the Gold Standard in couples counseling because this is not just about staying together or staying married. It’s about your whole life because when your relationship works, everything else seems to work, too. When you feel connected to your partner, it feels as if you can do anything! When you are disconnected, you are likely to feel depleted, distracted and exhausted. Emotional disconnection creates internal chaos and takes up so much time and energy! But when you are connected with your partner, even when life may not be perfect and in times of stress, life seems to flow easily. Learn more about our marriage counseling services in Charlotte — including our Couples Therapy, Couples Intensives and Retreats, and Pre-Marital Services. We invite you to Contact Us today to take the next step or request a 15-minute phone consult below.