Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in North Carolina

Do you feel like your relationship is at a standstill? 

Are you and your partner(s) stuck in the same argument loop each day and night?

Do you feel like you and your partner(s) are drifting away from each other?

Do you desire more intimacy between you and your partner(s)?

We are so glad you are here! Our team of online couples therapists in North Carolina cannot wait to help you communicate more effectively, connect deeper, and work together against the problem, not against each other.


Getting Support in Marriage Counseling

Image of an African American couples meeting with a couples therapist in Chapel Hill, NC. Showing what you can expect from online couples therapy and marriage counseling in North Carolina. Taking the step towards relationship support, marriage counseling, and couples therapy and receiving support outside of your own personal circle is exactly what you and your partner(s) deserve.

Most things can be improved, changed, and bettered, with just a little support, no matter how big or small. With the help of a relationship, marriage, and couples therapist in North Carolina, you’ll learn how to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.

At Be BOLD Psychology and Counseling we love helping clients get “unstuck,” and learn tools to stop having those same, draining arguments over and over again. We help people to work with, and no longer against, each other towards a solution that works for everyone involved.

Additionally, we hold space to be able to dig in, once and for all, to any stuck points or problem areas that may have been festering for a while. But we will help everyone involved to do it in a way where they feel seen, heard, and respected.

Love and relationships are so intimately connected to our life satisfaction and mental and physical wellness. If an intimate relationship is troubled or you are feeling disconnected from your partner(s), it can limit your ability to progress and achieve wellness.

Reasons to Start Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy

Couples therapy and marriage counseling can help frustrated and suffering partners reconnect.

Some issues that bring people to couples therapy and marriage counseling are:

  • Balance (Work/Life/Family)
  • Blended Families
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce and Co-parenting plans (including Court-ordered coparenting!)
  • Extended Family
  • Gender Identity/ Gender Transition
  • Infidelity/Cheating
  • Intimacy/ Desire Discrepancy
  • Kink+
  • Mental Illness
  • Polyamory/ Consensual Non-monogamy
  • Pre-Marital/Readiness
  • Pornography
  • Sex

Additionally, you do not need to be in crisis to benefit from couples, relationship, and marriage therapy! Therapy can always be helpful to gain additional communication skills and knowledge to enhance satisfaction and connection within any relationship(s), helping to protect your relationship from hazards that can contribute to dysfunction and relationship dissatisfaction.

Could A Couples Therapy Intensive be Right for You?

Image of a lesbian couple embracing on the beach next to a rainbow colored backpack. Showing the type of relationship you can have with online marriage counseling and online couples therapy in North Carolina. You can even get specialized LGBT couples counseling on in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Are you interested in couples counseling in North Carolina, but are having a hard time aligning you and your partner’s schedules? Are you looking for a more intensive, shorter-term solution to accelerate your relationship healing? Maybe a couples therapy intensive is right for you!

Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting now offers relationship and couples therapy intensives! This may be a good fit for you if:


  • You are tired of spinning your wheels about the same thing, and are seeking to tackle a few specific topics with your partner in a very short period of time
  • You cannot commit to ongoing weekly sessions at this time
  • You are seeking a reset and refresh for communication skills
  • There is one big topic you would like to discuss in depth and work towards solving in one day
  • You and your partner are able to devote one day to each other, in order to walk away with a deeper understanding of each other and a set of skills to help improve your relationship

We offer these 8-hour intensives one day a month, and they are first come first serve! If interested, contact us today and ask to learn more about our couples therapy intensives.

Our Approach to Marriage & Couples Therapy in North Carolina

Our relationship, marriage, and couples therapists in North Carolina pull from a variety of approaches, grounded in research, and centered on helping people develop the necessary skills needed to maintain sustaining love. Our relationship, marriage, and couples therapists pull from a variety of related research and best practice, including Gottman, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), attachment theory, and psychoanalysis.

Shantell Carraway, LMFT (she/her) offers online marriage counseling and online couples therapy in North Carolina. She has immediate availability, including evenings, for couples, marriage, and relationship therapy! Shantell has completed her Gottman Level I training is completing Level II, and is also experienced in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)! Shantell uses a blended approach to relationship work. Her goal is to help partners learn how to align against the issue instead of each other through communication skills, activities, tangible resources, as well as an emotion-focused understanding of one another. Shantell also offers premarital counseling in North Carolina and is a Certified SYMBIS Facilitator (i.e., for premarital therapy).

Additionally, both Mary Caldwell-Pineda, LMFT (she/her) and Brittany Bate, Ph.D. (she/her) offer relationship support, marriage counseling, and couples therapy in North Carolina. With over 40 years of experience, Mary uses an eclectic, holistic approach that supports psychodynamic and Marriage/Family therapies, behavioral tools, and techniques. Mary welcomes individuals and couples to learn to celebrate their “true selves” and drop the “false self” mask they have learned to wear.

As a PSYPACT provider, Dr. Bate is able to serve folx currently located in up to 32 states, including multiple members of a relationship or family system seeking support but residing apart! As a queer provider, Dr. Bate especially enjoys working with queer, trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse individuals, couples, and those in relationships with others.


Image of a polyamorous triad holding hands. Showing that marriage counseling and couples therapy in Chapel Hill, NC is for everyone. You and your partners can receive online marriage counseling and online couples therapy from anywhere in North Carolina.

Be BOLD Psychology and Consulting are poly-affirming and kink+ friendly. Our relationship therapists also offer affirming therapy and safer spaces for queer, transgender, nonbinary, and gender-diverse clients and partners.

As always, all people, all relationships, and all genders are welcome.


Start Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling in North Carolina

If any of the above relates to you and your partner(s) in your relationship then Be Bold Psychology and Consulting is here for you. Our relationship, marriage, and couples therapists in North Carolina would love to speak about how we may be able to help reconnect, rebuild, or assist in reassessing what your relationship(s) may look like moving forward! Get started by following these steps:

  1. Contact us today at or self-schedule your free consult here
  2. Start meeting with a supportive couples therapist in North Carolina
  3. Reconnect and strengthen your relationship

Gottman Approved Member sticker. Showing that Be BOLD is approved to use Gottman method as a part of LGBTQ marriage counseling in North Carolina. This is one of several methods that might be used as a part of your marriage counseling and couples therapy in Chapel Hill, NC.

Other Online Therapy Services We Offer in Chapel Hill & Throughout North Carolina

We welcome all thinking patterns, people, races, abilities, sizes, spiritual backgrounds, sexual orientations, and romantic and relational orientations. Our caring therapists tailor all services, whether individual, couples, family, or group therapy, to your unique needs. These services include therapy for black, indigenous, and people of color, trauma therapy, and PTSD treatment. As well as counseling for griefchronic pain, and caregiver fatigue.