Imagine waking up everyday inspired that you are loved and appreciated, deeply known and secure in your most important relationships. Imagine being fulfilled by knowing exactly how to show love to those same people.
I love helping couples make their relationships great, from wherever they start.
I believe love is a verb by which we make strategic choices that are deeply rewarding and emotionally fulfilling.
I believe love is a skill. I believe anyone can learn this skill.
I teach people the skills for having deeply rewarding relationships with themselves and others.
Couple Forward, PLLC is a private & collaborative therapeutic practice founded by Christian J. Charette, LMFT, specializing in relationships. We provide evidenced based, practical and progressive therapies for diverse couples and families. Our offices are centrally located in Midtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. They evaluate and treat mental and emotional disorders, other health and behavioral problems, and address a wide array of relationship issues within the context of the family system.
Family therapists believe that difficulties arise in relationships because of the way in which people interact with one another. Family therapists do not believe that these difficulties are related to any one person being the “problem” or having a “dysfunction”. Family therapists focus on a relationship’s dynamics and help clients view the relationship differently allowing them to approach the relationship in a new way.
Men like Couple Forward approaches because we offer clear directions based in 40+ years of research (Gottman, Johnson) and give them the tools to improve their relationship, without having to give up their masculinity. We get calls from many women who seek out a male therapist because they really want their male partners to be comfortable, and not feel outnumbered. Women who simply seek to be heard and find satisfaction in their relationships find Couple Forward a safe place to build deeper connection with their partner.
Christian J. Charette, LMFT
Christian specializes in helping couples navigate their relationships. Christian has 15+ years of experience guiding others through their journey. Married for 22 years, and having raised three daughters has uniquely prepared him for being a reflective therapist with whom clients feel connected. Specifically trained and licensed in Marriage & Family Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Christian combines his creative personality to bring clients lasting solutions.