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Marriage Counseling can Help End Your Marital Distress


Marriage Counseling can Help End Your Marital Distress


Marital distress can be a common problem experienced by of those who are married. This distress can even reach a point where partners become profoundly disappointed with what has become of their marriage. Some may even question themselves and their relationship, asking whether they want to continue being in a relationship that may feel as if it is no longer working. If your marriage has reached that point, and you are finding it difficult to make changes by yourselves, seeking help from a therapist to alter the negative direction of your relationship may be a viable option.


Signs of Marital Distress

Most couples are susceptible to experiencing marital distress at some point in their union. Disappointments can arise because of differences in personalities, backgrounds, principles, expectations, etc. When there is a breakdown in the communication between you and your spouse it may feel as if you are failing in your efforts to resolve your differences. Without resolution, your marriage may deteriorate, moving from bad to worse.

A tormented marriage may lead to you partially or completely losing positive feelings toward one another, such as; love, trust, friendship, sex, humor, forgiveness, etc. Instead, these feelings may be replaced by contempt, withdrawal, disconnection, violence, infidelity, selfishness and/or other signs indicative that your marriage could be in desperate trouble. Unless something is done, your committed relationship may be at high risk for divorce or separation.


Recognizing Distressing Factors

Like many marriages, yours may also experience marital distress. Many problems start with partners who have different views of what it means to be married, experience difficulty communicating, and/or have difficulty with providing support. While the bond may do well during the early stages of romance, it can become unstable as the longer-term tasks of marriage set in. Stressors and challenges to your marriage may increase with time, particularly if you choose to have children.

Your individual challenges such as; substance abuse, depression, anxiety and/or an extramarital affair – can throw your marriage into turmoil. These experiences can have a powerful effect on either you or both of you, often leading to feelings of loneliness and even depression. When left untreated, depression, anxiety and marital distress can have a direct effect not only on your physical health, but also on the general well-being of your entire family. All of these signs and symptoms can be persistent and progressive, with the possibility of continuing until your marriage breaks down.


Seeking Help to Strengthen the Marriage Bond

No one begins as the perfect half of the marriage partnership. Things may need to be learned, including how to rebuild and the skills that may be needed to make your marriage work again. With marital therapy, you can have a greater chance at making your marriage satisfying.

The  Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with licensed, independent counselors with specialized training and experience in marital therapy. Marriage counseling may be one of the healthiest choices you can make for your marriage and may even help you to rebuild after marital distress. Therapists are available to help you remember why you fell in love with each other and where you would like your path together to lead. Call CCS now to request an appointment.


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Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists that provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC contracts with friendly, caring therapists who assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, it will always been a pleasure to work with you. CCS and the independently contracted therapists are able and happy to assist active duty dependents and retired military and their families.

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Fuquay-Varina, NC

Counties: Wake County NC

Cities: Fuquay-Varina NC, Holly Springs NC, Angier NC, Duncan NC, Chalybeate Springs NC, Feltonville NC, Garner NC, Kennebec NC, Willow Springs NC, Cokesbury NC, Holland NC, Wilbon NC, Apex NC

Zip Codes: 27501, 27502, 27523, 27526, 27529, 27539, 27540, 27592

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Fuquay-Varina, NC
602 E. Academy St. Ste. 103
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(910) 624-6973

602 E. Academy St. Suite 102

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 624-6973 (Fastest way to schedule)
  • Text: (910) 308-3291 (Reply will be via phone)
  • Click here and use our Contact Form (You must include your phone number, because replies will only be made by telephone to ensure security/privacy)
  • Call or Text for your New Patient Appointment Anytime!
  • Appointment scheduling for NEW clients: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:15pm
  • New client appts may be scheduled when therapists have openings, which may include daytime, evenings and weekends.
  • Established/Standing Appointments are made directly with your therapist!
  • Referrals: MOST beneficiaries do NOT need a Referral!

View the independently contracted, Caring, Licensed Therapists. Who is the Best Fit for you?

  • Kimberly Tran, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Individuals, Couples, anxiety, PTSD, trauma (adults who have experienced childhood physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, Wounded Warrior) grief and loss, relationship issues, addiction, recovery, co-occuring substance abuse, couple/marital concerns, personality disorders, mood disorders.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), Medicare and cash
    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Laura Coyle, PhD, HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Individuals, Family, anxiety, persistent sadness and depression, mood swings, responses to trauma, grief, behavioral concerns, autism spectrum disorders, attention difficulties, excessive procrastination, challenges related to physical health concerns, relational conflicts, problematic alcohol or drug use, problematic eating patterns, communication difficulties, Affirmative and Multiculturally Competent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime) Medicare and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Teshia Utley-McKoy, MS, LPC

    Specializes in: (Ages 4+) Children, Adolescents, Individuals, Marriage and Couples counseling, Anxiety issues, Parent-child relational issues, Spirituality, Behavior Management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD Trauma, Self-Esteem, Depression, Grief and Loss, Adjustment and Transitional Issues, Coping Skills, Christian counseling.
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare (to include Tricare Prime), HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC

  • Rachel Macko, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Individuals, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, Depression, Mood Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Acute Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain/Health Concerns, Grief and Loss, Adjustment/Transitional Issues, Coping issues, Sleep Issues, Communication issues. Mindfulness Training and EMDR are available.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Sherry Horowitz, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 10+) Children, Adolescents/Teens, Adults, Individuals, Couples, Families, Communication Skills, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, ADHD, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Grief and Loss, Parenting Issues, Panic Attacks, Issues Related to Military Families, Self-Esteem, Sleep Issues, Positive Behavior Modification, Eating Disorders, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Self-esteem, Body Image Issues, Grief and loss, ADHD in girls and women
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare, HSA/FSA and cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC