Jennifer Parrella, LPC, NCC

Jennifer Parrella, LPC, NCC


Locations: Wilmington, NC

Jennifer Parrella is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who has made helping couples her specialty for 20+ years. She has served as Clinical Director of Cape Fear Case Management & Counseling Services, LLC, a center she co-founded.  She specializes in helping couples who have experienced an affair, couples who are “fighting all the time,” communication blockages, and couples where one spouse doesn’t feel “in love” anymore. Jennifer also offers family counseling including teens and children.

Years and years of marriage leave every couple with scars…and stories of storms they have weathered together. I’m constantly telling couples, “it’s your willingness to adapt and fight for one another, despite all the twists and turns life has thrown at you, that holds the hope for your future together.” Marriage counseling is simply extra support when the storms get too heavy or too rough. I’m a friendly, upbeat, and warm person. My style offers positive direction and guidance throughout the therapeutic experience. I’m a collaborator with you. I’m active with you. I’m constantly working to point out, interrupt, and change recurring feedback loops within your relational interactions. We start by searching for the strengths (perhaps lost or hidden) in your relationship. As we work to solve problems I’m quick to celebrate successes. Gradually the successes outnumber the problems as couples find each other again and rekindle their connection and intimacy. I consider it a privilege to help support you with the inner workings of your deepest relationship.

Dr. Erika Geisler, Psy.D.

Dr. Erika Geisler, Psy.D.


Locations: Wilmington, NC

Dr. Erika Geisler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in couples counseling and marriage wellness.  Dr. Geisler has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology along with 10+ years of experience helping couples succeed.  Her training and experience allow her to tailor her approach to best fit what your relationship needs most.  She specializes in working with couples who have lost their ‘spark,’ couples who are fighting all the time, communication issues, affairs, and couples experiencing parenting stress.

There is a rhythm to our most intimate relationships: we fall in love, we struggle, we breakdown, we rebuild, we strengthen, we grow, we love, we thrive. Often the struggle, sadly, is that life happens and we neglect, ignore, and sometimes betray our marriage because it becomes one more thing to do, to care for, to deal with.  But there is tremendous hope for couples who chose to hang in there together, to face their struggle and breakdown, and to do the work that is needed for the good of their relationship.  You’ll find my style to be positive, strengths-based, honest, insightful, and outgoing.  I know marriage is not a one-size-fits all relationship.  I work with your strengths as a couple and what works best for you.  Marriage challenges us in the right ways.  It makes us a stronger and better person and partner.  And that is my hope for you, that as you move through the struggle together you find renewed friendship, a safe confidant, a rekindled playmate, someone to always have your back, someone to share life’s journey with.