"Even the healthiest relationships experience some conflict. It's when conflict dominates your daily life that couples counseling can help."
- Chantal Hayes, Licensed Psychotherapist
Welcome to my couples counseling practice! I opened Banyan Tree Counseling in 2015, focusing mainly on providing therapy to children, families, and individual adults, although my roots are in couples counseling-- I was originally trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist in my graduate program at the University of San Francisco in 2007-2008. Throughout my career as a therapist, I have become passionate about helping couples and have obtained advanced training in several methods of couples counseling, most notably the Gottman method, based on 40 years of psychological research with couples. I started Winston Salem Couples Counseling as an extension of Banyan Tree Counseling, and am proud to serve our community in this way. When you think about it, relationships are the root of everything; the foundation for life. It is honor to do this important work.
Couples experience me as an authentic, compassionate, and relatable therapist, where exploration and discovery is fostered through partnership and respect (and sometimes humor!) I look forward to talking with you about your specific needs and goals for couples therapy.
Though it can be difficult to make the decision to begin therapy, I have found that those who have sought help and take responsibility for their emotional heath and relationships have achieved remarkable results.
P.S. We now have additional couples therapists to meet your needs at Winston Salem Couples Counseling! Catia Gittard, LCSW, and Jared Brinkerhoff, LCMHC.