Meet the Presenters

Meet Carole and Shelly! Our presenters specialize in Couples Therapy with a combined total of over 30 years of experience working with couples just like you!

 
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Carole Cullen, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Certified Gottman Therapist

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Carole Cullen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Certified Gottman Therapist and trained Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT) in Wake Forest, NC. Carole has over 20 years of experience treating individuals, couples and families.  She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook and her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Hofstra University.

After the tragedy of 9/11, Carole was specially trained in working with grief, complex trauma and high conflict relationships. Having worked with first responders and families that had lost a loved one, she understands the complex dynamics of families in crisis, conflict management, communication issues, and rebuilding trust.

In 2017, Carole was proud to receive the Marriage and Family Therapy Training Award for outstanding contributions to education and training of marriage and family therapy for her internship training site. 

Having deep passion for couple and family wellness, Carole often speaks at trainings and events.  She has been a recurring guest on G105 as a Relationship Expert as well as the StayHappilyMarried.com podcast. 

My-Therapist, Inc., a private practice specializing in working with couples to create more meaningful and intimate relationships was started in 2001.  Carole customizes her therapeutic services to meet the needs of couples in crisis through a variety of services including private couples therapy, intensive marital therapy ranging from one to three days, and couples retreats and workshops. 

Couples Workshops NC, of which Carole is the co-founder, presents couple workshops and retreats including;  The Art and Science of Love, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work and Love & Sex 360.

Carole and her husband Chris have been married 15 years and love watching their 2 children, Matthew and Sophia playing hockey and riding horses.

Email: carole@mytherapistnc.org

Phone: 919-795-0101

Website: www.mytherapistnc.org

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Shelly HUmmel, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Certified Gottman Therapist

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Shelly Hummel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Gottman Therapist and Workshop Leader in Wake Forest, North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology with Honors from The University of Iowa and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University.

Shelly specializes in couple therapy and has been in practice for 19 years. She is the founder of The Align Center for Couples and Align Counseling in Wake Forest, NC where she sees couples for weekly therapy and couples intensives, which are 1-3 days of couples therapy for couples in crisis or for out-of-state clients. She is also the co-founder of Couples Workshops of North Carolina – an organization that teaches The Art and Science of Love – a Gottman Method two-day workshop for couples who wish to strengthen their relationship and for therapists who wish to experience Gottman Method Couples Therapy – a research-based therapy designed by The Gottman Institute in Seattle, Washington where Shelly frequently travels to assist as a roving therapist to support workshop participants. She has been a guest blogger for The Gottman Institute’s “#AskGottman” series and guest speaker for the NCAMFT Capital Chapter.

Shelly has previously been employed by The University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Mercy Mayo Clinic of Des Moines, Iowa where she facilitated a mandated state program for divorcing parents entitled “Children in The Middle.” She regularly speaks at Hope Lutheran Church and guides the “Principles for Making Marriage Work” for which she is a certified educator. She also provides consultation to therapists on a weekly or case-by-case basis.

Shelly and her husband Joe have been married for 18 years and they have a 12 year-old daughter Sophia.

Email: shellyhummel@msn.com

Phone: 919-880-2566

Website: www.shellyhummeltherapy.com

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