The Intentional Journey


EVERY COUPLE HAS A STORY
   EVERY JOURNEY NEEDS A GUIDE 

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COUPLE FORWARD
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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.

RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS
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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.

COUPLE FORWARD MEN
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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 J. Charette, LMFT

Lead Therapist

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.

Problems are Problems, Not People

-The Couple Forward Philosophy

The Map is not The Territory

-The Couple Forward Ethos

Going to therapy is like going to the orthodontist, You could live without it, but going is worth it in the end.

-Christian J. Charette

Couples Crisis Care

For couples who experience an emergency (affair, death, violence, breakdowns) schedule a 3 hour session immediately (may take 12 hours to schedule) with Christian, or with a male and female Co-Therapy team. This includes pharmacological interventions if appropriate.
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Couples Therapy

Using the latest scientific relationship assessments, couples receive feedback and a customized treatment plan. Whether you are in a high conflict state, or detached and emotionally distant, couples therapy will move you forward into intimacy and resolution, teaching you new ways to process your relationship.
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Couples Intensive Therapy

Sometimes, weekly therapy isn’t optimal. Some research actually demontrates that doing a longer intensive can provide more relational gains. A one or two day Couple Forward Intensive can be done with a solo therapist or a male and female co-therapy team. Intensives include a pre-assessment inventory and interview, a strategic intensive with food and breaks, and a post intensive Skype or phone call. Couples go home with all the tools needed to move their relationship forward into deeper satisfaction and adventure.
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eTherapy

Using the latest technology, some couples and individuals choose to engage therapy services via video from home. Most of us are familar in using FaceTime and Skype and often, once the session is started, the technology fades to the background and the focus centers on treatment and moving things forward. This helps busy people accomplish more with less time invested. While it’s not for everyone, if you are comfortable, this is a viable option for therapy!
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FORWARD IN FIVE

Introducing a weekly five minute podcast to help you couple forward.

EPISODE GROUND ZERO

BE INTENTIONAL

Want to know the secret to love? INTENTION.

FORWARD +

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MIDTOWN OFFICE
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134 Mine Lake CT, 2nd Floor
Rleigh, NC 27615
919-960-1091