CAROLINE BYRD LANDEN
Our clinical manager Caroline Byrd Landen specializes in relationships–those with our partners, families, God, and oneself. Caroline believes that while hurt and pain can come from relationships, so relationships must be our healing as well as Christian sex therapy. Relationships are the key to a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. With her use of narrative and emotionally focused therapy (EFT) Caroline works to empower and support her clients to “do something different.”
She brings dynamic ideas for expanding the Awakenings practice to include pre-marital training and group support for spouses of sexual addicts.
Since an early age Caroline has had an interest in religion and spirituality. At this time she is pursuing an advanced license in Christian Sex Therapy with the hopes of helping couples increase their intimacy in a relational and spiritual manner.
With training in sex therapy, addiction work, trauma recovery and maternal/baby attachment, Caroline also has expertise in the problems and injuries that reduce sexual and emotional connection in couples. She has further completed the EFT Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship – an intensive 4 day training to help couples feel attached.
Caroline says, “After being recently married, I am especially sympathetic to the process of joining lives and families – the good feelings of security but also the troubling feelings of the loss of autonomy.”
She is also particularly interested in helping individuals and families through life transitions. In the past she has worked extensively with children and adolescents who are struggling to adjust to divorce, disease, sexual identity, and mental illness.
Caroline loves being outside playing and training her two dogs. A new favorite activity is remodeling her old house with her husband, putting their varied skills and backgrounds to good use. She is an avid reader and has a natural curiosity about the people and world around her. Caroline was born and raised in Raleigh, and loves to travel. Married with two dogs.