Relationship Counseling for Individuals and Couples


Do you feel that a sense of detachment and disconnection has replaced your connection and intimacy? 


My Therapy Approach

My Counseling Practice

  •  I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 15 years experience providing counseling to diverse populations in the United States and other countries. My clients often tell me that they most appreciate my interactive style, and the accepting, non-judgmental atmosphere I create in our sessions. Clients also comment on my ability to get to the heart of the matter, to put the pieces together and understand the basic issues facing them. 

  •  I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2003, and my PhD in 2015. In addition, I have completed training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy ( ACT).

  •  Let my education, training, and compassion help you! 

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My Couple Therapy Treatment Focus


  • I  help identify the problematic interactions and explore the feelings that lie underneath.  I will help you understand each other’s fears and longings, and start relating to one another again, while re-creating the strong bonds of trust and love that once you experienced.

  • I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT),  a short-term, research based couple therapy method that helps to reduce distress and create stronger, more secure attachment bonds in adult love relationships.

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Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety due to relationship issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through relationship counseling, we are able to help you recover the connection,  motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 


Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events and impact relationships. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing so you can be more engaged and present in your relationship. We can do this through individual or couple relationship counseling!


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  • Please contact me with questions or to make an appointment.

I also provide online therapy.

Norfolk Individual and Couple Therapy

129 West Virginia Beach Blvd,Norfolk, VA 23510


OBX Relationship Counseling

2224 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC, 27959

757-319-5416  obxrelationshipcounseling@gmail.com 


 Dr. Susan Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)  explains EFT.