Pfeiffer's Marriage and Family Therapy Clinics

Having a difficult time in your marriage? Would you like to be closer to your family?

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 report to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • 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 is provided to the therapist by law 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. Charges for workshops range from free to $15 per session and include a voucher for one free therapy session. All workshops are facilitated by trained therapist interns.

Topics include:

  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Adult children of addiction
  • Raising a child with autism
  • Friendship tools for children and pre-teens
  • Raising a child with ADHD
  • Depression
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Social skills for children and pre-teens
  • Stress management

Call the clinic for the schedules and topics of upcoming workshops. Contact us at (919) 941-2900, or email pfeiffer.reach@pfeiffer.edu.

FALL

Connecting with Confidence

(co-facilitated by Alexis Ambrose and Stephanie Phelps)

Cost: FREE

Time: Saturday, December 1, 2018, 10:00-noon

Place: Pfeiffer Institute Reach, 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC

For children ages 12-14 to increase self-awareness, confidence, and self-esteem. Activities focus on getting along with people and enhancing the ability to see great things about themselves and others.

Register online

Guiding Supervisees through Ethical Dilemmas and Networking Lunch

(co-sponsored by NCAMFT; Presented by Dr. David Haralson)

Cost: FREE

Time: Saturday, December 13, 2018, 10 AM-12 PM, Lunch 12:15-1:30 PM

Place: Pfeiffer Institute Reach, 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC

Online attendance is also available—a link will be sent to registrants prior to the event.

Workshop: Therapist interns and new professionals face ethical dilemmas with knowledge but limited experience.  This workshop will provide strategies for supervisors to guide supervisees in recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas.

Networking Lunch: This event introduces the supervision specialization group for NCAMFT.  Stay and network over lunch.  This semi-structured discussion will focus on supporting each other, making connections, and exploring future possibilities.

For more information: 919-941-2900 or pfeiffer.reach@pfeiffer.edu

Register online

Ready for Routine

(co-facilitated by Emily Barlow and Mariah Davis)

Cost: FREE

Time: Saturday, December 17, 2018, 6:30-8:00PM

Place: Pfeiffer Institute Reach, 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC

Come as a Family!  This interactive group helps families create and use routines to make life easier.  Parents and children 5 and older welcome!

Register online

SPRING

FMASA:  Family Members Affected by Substance Abuse

(co-facilitated by Emily Barlow and Stephanie Phelps)

Cost: FREE

Time: Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00-noon

Place: Pfeiffer Institute Reach, 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC

A group to help family members heal and learn ways to build strength against the addiction in the family. A place where family members gain support and understanding.

Register online

 

Stronger Together: Connecting as a Couple

(facilitated by Mariah Davis)

Cost: FREE

Time: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10:00-noon

Place: Pfeiffer Institute Reach, 600 Airport Blvd, Suite 600, Morrisville, NC

Couples will learn and practice strategies they can use to connect even in the whirlwind of life.

Register online

 

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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 can 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 Clinic)

Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family
1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 300
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
(704) 945-7324
pimft@pfeiffer.edu

Clinic Manual

Since opening in August 2008, our interns have volunteered numerous hours to the Charlotte community at various field placements sites we have partnered with  (in addition to serving clients at the Pfeiffer Institute). In August 2017, we moved to a new location, the Montford Park building, across the street from the previous Charlotte campus and clinic. You are welcome to stop by and see our beautiful new clinic and schedule an appointment as needed. We are here to serve Charlotte and surrounding communities by providing affordable mental health care.  

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 

Pfeiffer Institute Reach Clinic Policies and Procedures Manual

* 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, 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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