Couple holding "SOS" sign

The desire to feel connected to others is primal. There is a common saying that “two are better than one.” We seek long term, stable relationships for connection, love, support, and family. At one time or another, however, our relationships will show signs of trouble, conflict, disagreement, and discontent. Divorce rates are frightening; more than half of marriages end in divorce. But what if you approached your relationship crisis as an opportunity to grow closer?

PAS is your couples counseling and referral resource. Couples counseling offers a way for couples to meet with a licensed mental health professional in a safe and neutral space. PAS counselors understand that couples can get lost even with the best of intentions. Couples counseling is not a place to rehash old arguments and decide who is right and who is wrong. It is a place to improve blind spots and guide you towards making changes that support a healthy, loving relationship.


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To schedule an appointment call 919-416-1727. Out-of-state employees should call 800-327-2251.

Couples Relationships

Couples relationships can be so important and rewarding, yet so difficult when they get off-track. It is not uncommon that what begins as an exhilarating experience for the couple quickly dissolves into discord. Many arguments or “disconnects” recur over and over and never get resolved only to resurface. Couples often get lost in the process of trying to sort out their differences. They do their best to apply logic to their problems with their partners, but it rarely resolves the issue.


Contemplating divorce or going through one can be incredibly painful. Every aspect of your life is impacted, including: home, work, other relationships, finances, children/parenting, and more. The decision to end a relationship can be traumatic, chaotic, and filled with contradictory emotions. There are also specific feelings, attitudes, and dynamics associated with whether one is in the role of the initiator or the receiver of the decision to breakup. Your PAS counselor can help you navigate.

Domestic Violence

According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner.