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Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, LPC, Director

Laurie Watson, MA, LMFT, Director of Awakenings, certified sex therapist has twenty-five years of experience working with couples and individuals about love and sex. Laurie says, “I’ve never seen a couple who I didn’t feel hope about their healing and happiness. The difficulty is convincing them to give up the idea that only their partner will have to change!”

She authored her first book Wanting Sex Again – How to Rediscover Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage (Penguin) in December 2012. A popular blogger for the general public with over 1.6 million reads on Psychology Today Online in Married and Still Doing It, Laurie also lectures professionals at Duke’s and UNC Chapel Hill’s medical schools on sexual function and dysfunction. Featured in her hometown in the N&O, Laurie has also been published or quoted in most every nationally popular magazine like Glamour, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, etc. A popular media figure, she has appeared on the Katie Couric Show and is regularly on radio and television in Raleigh and Greensboro. Director/owner of Awakenings, Center for Intimacy and Sexuality, Laurie supervises 6 clinicians in both Raleigh and Greensboro.

She’s a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, has been married for 28 years and has three grown sons.


  • NC Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
  • NC Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, CA
  • Certified Sex Therapist with American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Professional Member of SSTAR (Society of Sex Therapists and Researchers)
  • Professional member of AAMFT (American Association of Marriage Family, Therapists)
  • MA, Marriage, Family Therapy, Azusa Pacific University, CA, 1991

Caroline Byrd Landen, MA, LMFT

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 must our healing. 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, emotionally focused therapy, and trauma recovery, Caroline has expertise in the problems and injuries that reduce sexual and emotional connection in couples.

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.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Master’s degree from the nationally accredited program at the University of
  • Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
  • Member of NCMFT and AAMFT
  • Pursuing a license in Christian Sex Therapy

Lauren Campbell, MA, LCSW

Lauren Campbell’s focus is helping couples regain a healthy sexuality and emotionally supportive partnership. She has deep experience quickly triaging relational problems. With her genuine and energetic nature, Lauren promotes a safe and motivating environment. She is sensitive to LGBT issues and welcomes couples and individuals of any orientation.

Originally licensed in New York, Lauren worked with children and families to address the impact of trauma and mental illness. Lauren says, “Childhood traumas and family of origin legacies leave a strong imprint on couples as they partner and marry. My work is to break through dysfunctional patterns and attachment ruptures, so couples can be free to have more love in adult partnership than they did as children.”


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master’s degree in Social Work from the nationally accredited program at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.
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Carrie Roberson Fasola, MS, LMFT

A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Carrie has extensive training from her background at North Carolina State University where she obtained a dual degree in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies.  With a passion for couple’s work, she went on to achieve a Master’s degree from the nationally accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

A sex therapist who is also trained in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy, Carrie has a deep understanding of the sexual and power struggles in marriages. Carrie has furthered her education to support both the individual and the couple through infidelity and sexual addiction, bringing hope to those who feel lost.

Described by clients as direct and compassionate, Carrie has helped couples struggling with sexless marriages, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and infertility. Additionally, Carrie has a heart to help women needing empowerment and individuals seeking relief from depression and anxiety. Proud to be a native North Carolinian, she loves all things Southern.


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Master’s degree from the nationally accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified
  • Professional membership: AASECT, AAMFT

Katherine Good, MA, LPC

Katherine Good is a Licensed Professional Counselor who began practicing in 2000. Her desire is to help her clients improve their sexual relationships and reach their goals using talk therapy, a nonjudgmental stance, and humor. She will coach to a strength-based and solution-focused perspective. Her belief in life and in therapy is that we should strive to settle for more. People describe Katherine as real.

What Katherine has learned over the years as a counselor is that talking about, exploring, and facing a crossroad is how you get to the other side. Katherine knows it takes a lot of courage to enter counseling. Her office will be a safe place.

Originally licensed in Virginia, Katherine worked in Blacksburg Virginia with couples, families, groups, adolescents, and children. She has had clinical experience in sex therapy, couple and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, borderline personality disorder, stages of life, ADHD, parenting, divorce counseling, and drugs and alcohol.

Katherine and her husband recently moved to Raleigh and together they have four grown children.


  • North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Master’s degree from the nationally accredited program at Western Michigan
  • University in Psychology/Counseling Education with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2000
  • Nationally Certified Counselor
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Prepare/Enrich Certified Marriage Counselor 1999
  • Professional Memberships
  • American Counseling Association
  • Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina

Adrienne Alden, MA, LMFTA

Adrienne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the nationally accredited program at Pfeiffer University.  Adrienne has a particular passion for working with diverse cultures, backgrounds, and lifestyles.  Adrienne has years of experience working with eating disorders and body image distress. Adrienne strives to help couples find deeper levels of connection and intimacy through talk therapy.

She has been certified in mindfulness and meditation practice at Duke University’s Koru Center for Mindfulness. She welcomes those who want to learn more about how to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives. She enjoys being part of a client’s journey and helping them to carve their own path.  Believing that clients already have their own unique resources and strengths she uses multiple theories to help clients achieve their goals and create meaning in their lives.

Adrienne is also a live music junkie, nature enthusiast, and always planning a trip.


  • NC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University, a nationally accredited program.
  • President of Raleigh Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society Delta Kappa
  • Member of AAMFT and NCAMFT

Patricia Huerta, MS, LMFTA

Patricia Huerta is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. Patricia is driven to help others overcome personal and relational obstacles by identifying clients’ strengths and using empathy, compassion, and encouragement to enact lasting change. Patricia’s therapeutic style is informed by attachment theory, an evidence-based approach, and she believes that creating a new, positive emotional experience in the present transforms individuals and couples.

As a relational therapist, Patricia has provided services to individuals, couples, families, and small groups of individuals presenting with a variety of mental health, emotional, and sexual concerns. Patricia has experience addressing sexual concerns in both medical and more traditional therapeutic settings. As a result of her experience in medical settings, Patricia appreciates the importance of simultaneously assessing and treating individuals’ physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being in order to promote individuals’ holistic well-being.

Clients have expressed that they appreciate Patricia’s warmth, empathy, humor, and profound concern for her clients and their needs.

Patricia’s accreditations include:

  • North Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
  • Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University
  • Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator (2014)
  • Certified Military Marital First Responder (2014)
  • Certified in Child Sexual Abuse Recognition, Response, and Prevention (2013)