You love your partner, but your relationship kinda sucks!

Let’s get you unstuck and reconnected!

Marriage Counseling and Relationship Therapy in Wake Forest, NC and Online

When did living with the love of your life start to feel like living with a roommate?

You met your partner, fell in love, things progressed so beautifully.

You get along well most of the time, you trust each other, it isn’t like you have major fights like you see in so many friends… so why is it starting to feel like you are missing out on something?

It isn’t that you feel like you are missing out on dating or being single… it feels like you miss the way you used to feel with your partner. You wish you could tap back into that place where you felt really, deeply present and connected with one another. In the beginning, that happened so effortlessly… and you miss that. The truth is, even though your partner is there for you-you miss them. You want to go dive deeper with them, connect emotionally, and tap into that passion and energy for one another that you know is in there.

Is what you want a fairy tale? No. Are you asking for too much? No. The reality is that most of us didn’t, and don’t, have models of what a healthy, long-term deep connected relationship looks like and feels like. And, we definitely don’t have models of how that would actually happen in real life, between real people! Did you know that a lot of the conflict that healthy couples experience actually stems from this issue?

My name is Irina and I am an expert in helping couples reconnect and experience that deep love for one another. I can teach you how to live in the day to day in a way that leaves you feeling connected and energized about being with your partner. I can help you move from feeling “ok” about your relationship to feeling “I can’t believe this shit is real” kinda relationship!

Individual And Marriage Counseling in Wake Forest, NC

Call me at (703) 347 3200 for your free 15-minute phone consultation to see if marriage counseling in Wake Forest, NC is right for your marriage. My fee for 50 min individual and couples session is $250.

My specialties include couples where partners feel like roommates, couples where one or both partners feel anxious, couples who are unsure about whether to commit long-term, and couples who come from families where relationships were unhealthy.

I provide intensive crisis couples counseling and online marriage counseling by video conference for busy couples who travel or commute. I also provide couples retreats in North Carolina for couples who want to take a vacation or staycation that can transform their day to day relationship.

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Professional Testimonials

  • I am truly amazed at how Irina continues to grow professionally and continuously aiming to perfect her craft. She is very passionate about working with families and couples, who are going through a “this sucks” moment. If ready to take action towards a healthier you and/or partnership, Irina is a clinician I recommend!

    Yesenia Villalta LCSW
  • Irina has an existential approach to psychotherapy that helps her clients resolve inner conflicts in a productive and practical way. I have seen her approach help clients develop greater responsibility and ownership for their own lives, decrease isolation and increase their sense of meaningfulness.

    Jayson Blair Managing Partner of Goose Creek Consulting
  • Some words I would use to describe Irina are: engaging, non-judgmental, eager, and innovative. She is the type of person that I feel will always have that desire and motivation to grow professionally. She has proven herself to be culturally sensitive and feels comfortable broaching the topic of how culture may impact or contribute to treatment. Personally, she is an incredibly supportive and kind person.

    Jessica Taylor LPC, LMHP-C
  • Irina doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She doesn't ask her couples to do anything she isn't willing to do in her own relationship. Irina has participated in her own Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) process through EFT sessions with her husband. This speaks volumes to her belief in and dedication to the EFT model, and how it can deepen and improve couples relationships."

    Catherine Bost MA, LMFTA
  • As a colleague and professional in the mental health field, I wholeheartedly recommend Irina to any couple seeking to do Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Professionally, Irina is tenacious and driven in a caring way to foster greater intimacy and long lasting connection for her couples. Personally, Irina is compassionate and thoughtful towards everyone she encounters. If you are looking for a professional therapist who you can comfortably communicate with and relate to, Irina is the one for you. Working with Irina will ensure you get to the heart of the matter in your relationship.

    Moubareka Kluver MA, CMFT, CPC, LIMHP, LMHP
  • I can most highly recommend Irina as a therapist. I worked closely with her for several years and she impressed me from the first time I met her. As English is not her first language, her mastery of the language in both speaking and writing is most impressive; her clinical writing is impeccable. Family members expressed to me that they felt cared about and incentivized to improve their circumstances. Ms. Baechle unfailingly nurtured her clients while still holding them accountable for their own progress, thereby providing them the opportunity to succeed and sustain the techniques they learned into the future. When I was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, I directed a substance abuse treatment and subsequently, a family counseling and education program at Navy Base Charleston, SC, for four years. One of my responsibilities was to hire civilian social workers and therapists, in addition to supervising a staff consisting of both military and civilian personnel.I would have hired Ms. Baechle without hesitation. She is a gem!

    Debra A. Tinker M.A. LCDR, USNR-Hon. R.

  • I've had the chance to work with Irina, and I am definitely impressed with her work ethic and method. Irina is caring, informed, and open minded. You can see the visible difference in the way clients carry themselves after regular visits with Irina. Irina has a proactive approach to achieving growth in your mental health, your well-being., and your interpersonal relationships. Do yourself a favor and book an appointment with Irina; if you're serious about making improvement, or even if you're just slightly interested, you will thank yourself later!

    M. B. Brooklyn, NY
  • I've watched as Irina excelled through her university education at the top of her class and develop herself into the dynamic therapist she is today. Licensed therapy has been her passion since I've known her. She has personally touched me with her skills as a therapist AND friend by listening, guiding and never judging me! I believe Irina has the right qualities for anyone seeking marriage, relationship or personal therapy because she has devoted her life to her art of healing. In addition to having written a book, I admire her for the ability to take a spiritual and holistic approach when diversity is key to treating patients with different needs. Ive also never been shy to recommend her for anyone I know in Orange County, as they are able to easily do Skype sessions from home which is wonderful

    E. B. Irvine, CA

  • She is a great listener and very personal. She takes her time to understand your problems. If you are looking for a great therapist, look no further, you have found her.

    F. M.
  • Irina is very knowledgeable and passionate in her work! She is hard working and devoted to her clients!

    A. T.
  • I worked with Irina for several years as an in home therapist. Throughout this time I found her to be professional and consistent with the therapies that she used. It was a pleasure collaborating with her, and her clients often shared how pleased they were about their time with Irina. In the past I have referred clients to Irina, especially for marital and couples counseling, if she were still in Northern Virginia I would continue to do so!