Our team specializes in couples counseling and trains with the leading experts in the relationship and marriage counseling field.  Our profession is changing and Well Marriage Center is helping to lead the way.  Our therapeutic model is strengths-based because it’s proven to be more effective.  Our counselors are trained to begin your very first assessment with questions that bring your relational strengths to the forefront of therapy. 

Dr. Marianne Niles, Ph.D.

Dr. Marianne Niles is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in couples counseling. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University and offers her 20+ years of experience.

Mary Baker, LPC

Mary Baker is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in relationship counseling. Mary has completed advanced training from the renowned National Institute of Relationship Enhancement.

Jennifer Parrella, LPC, NCC

Jennifer Parrella is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has made helping couples her specialty for 20+ years. She has served as Clinical Director of Cape Fear Case Management & Counseling Services.

Mary Rainer-Skala, LCSW

Mary Rainer-Skala is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience helping couples. She is an accomplished family systems therapists specializing in attachment issues and trauma.

April Thompson, LCSW

April Thompson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and military spouse with over 20 years of providing couples therapy. She specializes in working with communication issues and treating infidelity.

Sonya Thompsen Halsey, LMFT

Sonya Thompsen Halsey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has made helping couples a specialty for over 15 years. She served as the Director of our LA branch before relocating to NOVA.

Thomas Overton, LPC

Thomas Overton is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 30 years of experience. He has specialized in couples therapy since 1992. Thomas has also cultivated a specialty in recovery issues.

Stacey Nicholson, LMFT

Stacey Nicholson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has made couples her specialty over her 10 year career. She is a military spouse who has her foundation in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Dr. Erika Geisler, Psy.D.

Dr. Erika Geisler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in couples counseling and marriage wellness. She has 10+ years of experience helping couples in Wilmington, NC succeed and thrive.

Glen Denlinger, LCSW, BCD

Glen Denlinger is the Co-Founder and President of Well Marriage Center. For over 35 years he’s helped thousands of couples change the trajectory of their relationship through counseling and coaching.

Michael Fronce, LMFT

Michael Fronce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 10+ years of marriage counseling experience. He is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Dr. Steve Brown, LMFT, LPC

Dr. Steve Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has specialized in couples counseling for over 30 years. He has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy – a top rated approach.

Lori Shapiro, LCSW-C, LICSW

Lori Shapiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in working with couples for 20+ years. She has trained in multiple relationship approaches and is training to be a sex therapist.

Melinda Timmons, LMFT

Melinda Timmons is an LMFT who has helped couples for almost 15 years. She has clinically trained with Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Marriage and Family Therapy Center.

Dr. Paul Birch, LMFT

Dr. Paul Birch holds a Ph.D in Research Psychology and Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has been continually providing, developing, teaching, and researching marital services for 20+ years.