Marriage Counselors and Other Counseling Professionals
Bryce Kaye, Ph.D., Author of The Marriage First Aid Kit
Dr. Bryce Kaye is a psychologist and the Director of Cary Counseling Center. He is also one of the most experienced marriage counselors in the Raleigh Cary area having counseled thousands of couples over his 40 year career. His book The Marriage First Aid Kit was published in 2008 and contains many useful tools and insights for relationship management. Its chapters are freely available on this website as a courtesy. Dr. Kaye obtained his license in 1979 after receiving his masters and doctorate from the University of Illinois with a specialty in personality. From 1977 through 1983 he was the Director of Outpatient Services for Wake County Alcoholism Treatment Center. While there, he authored and directed a federal research grant that developed the outpatient program. In 1984, Dr. Bryce Kaye started Cary Counseling Center which later became incorporated under the name Allied Psychological Services. He has had years of experience in performing individual psychotherapy, marriage counseling, and substance abuse counseling. He is a certified EMDR therapist for treating trauma and is on the research committee of the EMDR International Association. Dr. Kaye has also developed several forms of individual psychotherapy based on his knowledge of personality and psychophysiology. These include:
- An auto-hypnotic treatment for multiple personality disorder
- Autonomy Shift Training to strengthen personal boundaries and reduce dysfunctional anger
- Hypnotic Resource Grafting to heal emotional trauma
- Autonomous Corrections exercises to increase level of consciousness
Deborah Riley, LPCA
Deborah Riley is licensed to practice clinical mental health counseling in the state of North Carolina. She also holds a certification in Counseling Theory. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University and her Master’s Degree from Capella University. Deborah spent more than 20 years in the non-profit sector, working with the impoverished as well as prison populations. She has nearly 30 years of experience working in adolescent ministry, including five years in a high school environment. Additionally, Deborah has worked as a mental health counselor treating individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of training include anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and addiction. She also is trained in marital counseling, couples counseling, and LGTBQ counseling.
Brandy Templeton, LMFT
Brandy Templeton is licensed to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in the state of North Carolina and has a diverse clinical background that includes experience in a variety of settings. She graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Southern Mississippi. Brandy’s training and experience make her a good fit for both adolescents and adults seeking services for anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders; grief and loss; adjustment disorders; anger management; co-dependent behavior; substance abuse and recovery; relational concerns; and a variety of personal growth issues that may draw an individual to counseling. Brandy has provided services to children, adolescents, and their families in a school based setting, to adults in an inpatient facility, to professionals in recovery, college students, military, and employees seeking therapy for professional and personal matters through an employee assistance program.
Miriane Portes, LCSW
Miriane Portes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults and families. She is EMDR certified and has extensive experience treating PTSD and other trauma related disorders. Miriane attended the University of Utah where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work. After graduation, Miriane held a position at Valley Mental Health in Utah where she provided substance abuse and mental health treatment for adolescents and their families. Later, she held a position as the Clinical Director of a proctor care agency. There she trained, certified and supervised dozens of families, teaching them how care for severely emotionally disturbed children and youth. She also provided therapy for the agency’s clients and their families, supervised a team of therapists and saw her own clients in her own private practice. Miriane currently sees clients of all ages at Cary Counseling Center and she also teaches courses as an adjunct faculty member for Ashford University. She is fluent in English and Portuguese and understands Spanish. Her areas of expertise include, depression, anxiety, panic and phobias, adjustment disorders, attachment disorders, grief and loss, substance abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, dissociative disorders and relationship issues.
Julie Marshall, LCSW
Julie Marshall is a clinical social worker licensed to practice in North Carolina. She graduated Summa cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a degree in Social Work and then went on to receive a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston University. In the over 15 years she’s been providing therapy Julie has provided services to adults, adolescents and families in a variety of settings. After graduation she worked as an in-home therapist and clinical supervisor at an agency providing mental health and substance abuse services to adults, adolescents and their families. Julie has provided individual therapy to those with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma histories using a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She has experience working in inpatient treatment programs providing addiction treatment to adults and supportive services to their families. She also has extensive experience collaborating with public schools, hospitals and the court systems. Julie enjoys working with adults, couples, adolescents and families. Her areas of training and experience include treating substance use disorders as well as supporting and educating family members about addiction/recovery. Other areas of training and experience include depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, adjustment disorders, marital issues, parent/child relationship issues, grief and loss as well as life transitions.