premarital counselling Charlotte NCSeveral options exist for couples hoping to restore connection, enhance their relationship, rebuild safety and prevent an unwanted divorce.

Imago Based Therapy and Seminars

The below set of seminars and therapy sessions introduce you to the concepts of a unique model of committed love relationships known as “Imago” (i- MAH-go.) Co-created by Dr. Harville Hendrix and his wife, Helen Hunt, (and described in the New York Times best selling book: Getting The Love You Want: A Guide for Couples,) Imago teaches that once the elements causing the greatest pain in marriage are revealed and understood, they can be utilized for reaping marriage’s greatest gift: that of personal healing and spiritual growth.

Visit to see many articles & descriptions of Imago and why Oprah chose Imago as one of her “Top 20” moments

Private Couples Therapy (Marital)

Deona M. Frierson, MSW, LCSW [cost $100/hr]

Deona M. Frierson, MSW, LCSW & David Frierson (LIMITED slots available) [cost $150/hr]

This option is for couples in any stage of relationship.  All sessions are held in a private setting and will focus on making your marriage a success.  This is the best option for achieving your marital goals as sessions are tailored to address you specific needs.  In the beginning, weekly sessions are encouraged. The first session, (and most subsequent sessions,) is 90 minutes.


Weekend Workshop for Couples (Marital)

[cost $250 per couple]

This option is, hands down, the choice for couples seeking the greatest benefit for the least investment of time and money. In just a little over two days, enhance and divorce-proof your relationship in a seminar format. (this is NOT group therapy! No self-disclosure required; all work done in private.)

Throughout the weekend, participants learn and practice a concrete communication tool. As this simple skill is mastered, the hidden origins of each person’s needs are illuminated, creating a deepened sense of empathy and compassion and a strong desire to begin the process of co-creating what we call a Conscious Marriage: a relationship of passionate best friends.

Speaking Engagements

Experienced, engaging, and lively public speakers, We are available for talks, lectures and Q-and-A sessions. We are also available to speak at conferences on a number of subjects, including topics listed below under seminars. We can also tailor packages that fit your audience.


The Marriage Vision

Intimacy and Connection

Keys to my Heart: Communicating Effectively and Empathically

Marriage as God Intended

Ready to Love: Giving and Receiving Love after Separation or Divorce