Research shows that being in a long-term relationship or in a marriage has many positive effects on our health.

These include:

  • Emotional support
  • Longer life-span
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased brain chemicals associated with feeling better and being happier
  • Greater wealth

However, relationships are challenging for all of us. Some common struggles include:

  • Communication problems
  • Differences in priorities or values
  • Mental health issues or substance abuse
  • Financial struggles or differences in ideas about working with money
  • Blended families

Below are some very interesting statistics about relationship and marriage issues from a top researcher in the field:


At NCW, we have staff who are trained specifically for helping couples.  We work with straight as well as LGBT couples.  We are committed to providing evidence-based, compassionate care that helps you develop a stronger relationship.  You will gain:

  • Tools for improved communication
  • Strategies to better handle conflict
  • Insight about your own reaction style and how it affects the couple
  • The ability to align priorities in the relationship or for your family
  • A clear understanding how to handle the relationship in a way that helps it get stronger, even in difficult situations.

Our clinicians taking appointments for couples are:

educator-badgeWhitney Mixon
Suzanne Kelley
Larry Schwarz
Micah Hatchett
Heather Eby
Samonica Brown