Adrienne Alden

MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist & Registered Yoga Teacher

Meet Our Therapist!

Adrienne is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the nationally accredited program at Pfeiffer University.  Adrienne has a passion for working with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles.  Adrienne prides herself in being direct and compassionate with clients.

She has worked for years with couples in relational distress.    Her hope for therapy is to help clients see their part in troublesome relational patterns.  She will assist clients in their journey to learn a new way of engaging.  She seeks to understand how client’s backgrounds and upbringings have created the framework for their current situations.  Adrienne seeks to get below the surface of a problem and help clients become more connected to themselves and others.  Adrienne uses a collective approach with clients, combining attachment and psychodynamic theory and mindfulness.

Adrienne has had extensive training in Mindfulness and meditation and welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about it.  She enjoys being a part of a client’s path to discovery and change. Believing that clients have their own unique resources and strengths, she tailors the therapeutic experience to fit the client’s specific needs. She sees problems as “a perfect storm” having many elements contributing to the issue.   She likes to collaborate with client’s other health professionals and attack problems from all sides.

Adrienne is experienced in working with communication struggles, high conflict couples, mismatched libidos, pelvic and genital pain disorders, premature ejaculation, delayed or difficulty with orgasm, erectile dysfunction, trauma recovery, life transitions, affair recovery, eating disorders, parenting adolescence, family of origin exploration, religious and spiritual exploration, gender role exploration, cultural influence, sexual orientation questioning.

Before working with couples Adrienne spent years working with individual’s struggling with eating disorders and body image struggles.  She has spoken at local churches, universities, and community groups about healthy sexuality and relationships.

Adrienne is a live music junkie and is always planning a trip.

When appropriate Adrienne includes yoga poses in therapy to help clients become more comfortable and connected in their bodies. Adrienne also offers hour long personalized couples yoga sessions to learn about communicating and touch in a fun and safe way.

Accreditations and Memberships:

  • Member of the North Carolina chapter of International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (IAEDP)
  • North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (NCAMFT)
  • Professional Member of American Association of Marriage and family Therapist (AAMFT)