Pfeiffer's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinics

Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy (PIMFT) and Pfeiffer Institute Reach are therapy clinics established to provide training opportunities for master's level graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program at Pfeiffer University.

Our therapist interns provide direct services for individuals, couples, families and groups. Both clinics and the therapist interns working within our clinics adhere to the rules and regulations of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Codes of Ethical Principles for Marriage and Family Therapists in the provision of direct and indirect services.

 

Services Provided

We provide individual, couples and family counseling at an affordable rate, including therapy for:

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Grief Counseling
  • Work and Career Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling

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Rates and Insurance

The cost per therapy session is $30 per 50-minute session. Students and faculty from local colleges and universities receive a discounted rate of $15 per session. For those in financial need, a sliding scale fee is available after the initial session.  

Please note: Cash and checks only are accepted for payment (no credit or debit cards). Pfeiffer Institute clinic locations are unable to accept insurance for payment.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of appointments requires 24-hours notice. Patients who do not keep appointments or provide required notice will be invoiced for their sessions.

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Confidentiality & Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which the therapist is required by law to immediately report to the appropriate authorities.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person or persons, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist makes every effort to enlist the client’s cooperation in ensuring his or her safety. If the client does not cooperate, the therapist takes further measures without the client’s permission that are provided to the therapist by law in order to ensure the client’s safety.

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Forms

If you're a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session. Each adult attending a session must complete an Adult Information Form and sign the Informed Consent. If a child is to attend therapy, parent and child should complete one Child/Adolescent Information Form per child.

PIMFT (Charlotte)

Reach (Raleigh-Durham)

Only one Informed Consent form is needed for each case.

Clinicians typically use an assessment tool called PREPARE/ENRICH. This tool identifies strengths and potential growth areas in your relationship. The cost to use the tool is $35. The use of PREPARE/ENRICH is voluntary; you do not have to use the PREPARE/ENRICH assessment tool to participate in premarital counseling. During your initial session, you can discuss whether you want to use the assessment tool in your future sessions.

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Workshops

Maybe you're not quite sure if therapy is a good fit, or perhaps you'd like to preview the process and the people before initiating therapy. Or maybe you're in therapy and want more information about upcoming topics in your sessions. Maybe you're just curious about a particular topic. All of these are good reasons to attend the workshops offered through our clinics. Our workshops are free, include a voucher for one free theapy session to attendees and are facilitated by trained therapists. 

Topics include:

  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Adult children of addiction
  • Raising a child with autism
  • Raising a child with ADHD
  • Depression
  • Relaxation techniques

View the calendar for upcoming workshops/ Please check back often for new topics, dates and times. If you would like to request a particular workshop topic, call us at (919) 941-2900, or email your idea to pfeiffer.reach@pfeiffer.edu.

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Links and Resources

Like Reach on Facebook (Pfeiffer Institute Reach), follow Reach on Twitter (@PfeifferReach) or subscribe to "PfeifferInstitute" on YouTube!

Click here to access additional online mental health care information and counseling resources. 

Check out the Pfeiffer Insitute Reach blog.

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Support our Clinics

Your donations make it possible for our clinics to offer discounted therapy sessions on a sliding scale.

Pfeiffer University and the support of individual donors provide partial underwriting of the costs of maintaining the Pfeiffer Marriage and Family Therapy Clinics. Due to this support, the clinics are able to provide affordable services at a reduced cost to clients who cannot afford to pay the full fee of $30 per 50-minute session.  

Please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at advance@pfeiffer.edu or call (704) 463-3034 to learn how you can contribute to our efforts in strengthening and supporting mental health in your community. We welcome and appreciate all donations, whether monetary or material.

Donate 

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About PIMFT (Charlotte Clinc)

Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family
4805 Park Road, Suite 250
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
(704) 945-7324
pimft@pfeiffer.edu

Clinic Manual

The clinic is located at the junction of Park Road and Seneca Place; the entrance is between McAlister's Deli and the State Farm Insurance office. Use the double glass doors to access elevators and stairs. You will find the office at the end of the second floor hallway on the right.

* Please note that our clinics are not located directly on any of the Pfeiffer University academic campuses.

Since opening in August 2008, our interns have volunteered over 4,000 hours in our community (in addition to serving clients at the Pfeiffer Institute). The following organizations have allowed our interns to work alongside them in an effort to strengthen the individuals, couples and families in our community: Barium Springs Home for Children, Battered Women's Shelter, Carolinas Healthcare System - Integrative Psychotherapy Training Program (IPTP), Family Preservation Services of NC, Inc., Institute for Family Centered Services (Gastonia), Kindermourn, Mcleod Center, Monarch (Albemarle, Rowan County and Charlotte), Pregnancy Resource Center of Charlotte, Presbyterian Hospital, The Relatives (Division of Alexander Youth Network), The Renfrew Center, The Ronald McDonald House, Safe Alliance (Charlotte, Concord and Monroe) and Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.

Schedule an Appointment in Charlotte

We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you. To get started, fill out our online form or give us a call.

We are committed to your privacy. Do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition in this form or any other form found on this website. This form is for general questions or messages to the practitioner.

Request an Appointment 

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About Reach (Raleigh Clinic)

Pfeiffer Institute Reach
600 Airport Blvd., Suite 600
Morrisville, N.C. 27560
(919) 941-2900

pfeiffer.reach@pfeiffer.edu 

Clinic Manual

Blog

* Please note that our clinics are not located directly on any of the Pfeiffer University academic campuses.

Participating in therapy for the first time can be daunting. To help you feel more comfortable, our clinic provides pictures of session rooms, the reception area and offices. In a comfortable, supportive and professional atmosphere, our therapist interns offer a highly personalized approach.

 

 

Schedule an Appointment in Raleigh and Surrounding Areas

We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you. To get started, fill out our online form or give us a call.

We are committed to your privacy. Do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition in this form or any other form found on this website. This form is for general questions or messages to the practitioner.

Request an Appointment 

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