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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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 the 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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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 [email protected].

FALL 2021

Fall workshop dates will be posted soon.

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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 [email protected] 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.


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Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy

1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 300
Charlotte, N.C. 28209
(704) 945-7324

Sarah Wolford, Ph.D., (NC) LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate
[email protected]
(704) 945-7324

Pfeiffer Institute Reach (Raleigh Clinic)

600 Airport Blvd., Ste. 600
Morrisville, N.C. 27560
(919) 941-2900

Travis Johnson, Ph.D., (MI) LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate
[email protected]
(919) 941-2900

Clinic Hours:

Monday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Reach Clinic @ RDU: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

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, give us a call at (704) 945-7324.

* 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.^ Back to Top

Schedule an Appointment in Raleigh and Surrounding Areas

We look forward to scheduling an appointment with you. To get started, give us a call at (919) 941-2900.

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