About Cary Counseling Center

Cary Counseling has provided expert counseling and therapy for the Triangle area since 1984. Our counselors and psychotherapists provide marriage counseling, individual psychotherapy, anger management, child play therapy, family counseling, substance abuse counseling, and personal growth coaching. Areas served include Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs & Fuquay-Varina, NC

How Our Counseling is Different

Our therapists emphasize goal-focused strategic counseling.  It’s NOT the passive “listening” therapy that takes years to produce results.  Our strategic counseling has several characteristics that make it especially effective: 

Careful Assessment –  The strategy for counseling is tailored to each person or couple.  One size doesn’t fit all.  Social history, old traumas, schemas, behavioral patterns, level of dissociation, inhibition of meta-motivational states and parental templates are all assessed to find out where to focus the counseling.  Marriage counseling that focuses on communication is really only dealing with surface issues.  Communication breaks down because  of subtle emotions in the unconscious.  When those emotions are better managed, communication opens up because the person can think differently.  Even subtle emotions can change how the brain operates.   It’s important to determine which emotions are sabotaging communication so that they can be reconditioned. For individual counseling, underlying schemas may be provoking unwanted self-defeating behavior. Underlying trauma may be generating irrational anxiety that blocks a person from living to the fullest. It is important to assess for these hidden factors that knocks a person off balance.

Clear Goals – Goals are negotiated at the beginning so that all parties can agree on what’s realistic and what’s not.  Progress toward the goals is reviewed regularly so that everyone can be held accountable to stay on task. 

Active Intervention – The therapist teaches, confronts, models, challenges clients to practice different behavior both in and between sessions.  In marriage counseling, the emphasis is on training each partner to practice the behavior and thoughts that will change emotions over time. Our most intensive marriage interventions are week long nautical marriage retreats with marriage counseling by Dr. Bryce Kaye and his wife Helen.  These couples couseling retreats are totally private and involve only one couple at a time sailing to different port towns on the rivers and sounds of North Carolina.    Read more about these Love Odyssey marriage counseling retreats.

Sophisticated Neuroscience – Cary Counseling Center has provided EMDR psychotherapy for trauma since 1999. Dr. Kaye has authored on the likely psychophysiology of EMDR. More recently, the Center has pioneered a more intricate form of therapy called HRG (Hypnotic Resource Grafting) for PTSD, trauma and disruptive schemas. This therapy has shown such promise that it is not uncommon for a patient to completely remove the pain from a traumatic memory in just a single session. For more information on this therapy please call our main number 919 467 1180 and Dr. Kaye will return your call.

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