Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling - Onipa Consulting

Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling


Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling

Creating Strong Foundations

Creating Better Communication

Onipa Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling

It has many names: couples counseling, relationship counseling, marriage counseling, premarital counseling, re-marital counseling, couples therapy and others. Regardless of what you call it, couples come for help for many reasons.

  • Frequent arguments
  • Communication challenges
  • Loss of emotional or sexual spark
  • Infidelity
  • Feeling taken for granted
  • Not feeling “heard” or respected
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Maintaining civility in divorce

However, couples counseling can improve these and other common issues.

Onipa and Dr. Mawiyah Kambon’s Relationship Therapy Model

Dr. Mawiyah Kambon, is a Ph.D. holding clinical psychologist and the founder of Onipa Psychological and Consulting. She has also been happily married for 46 years in a relationship that has been featured in a number of media interviews as an embodiment of Black love, marriage, and family.  In therapy, Dr. Kambon has a model for unpacking relationship challenges in a way that is designed to help you and your partner better understand yourselves, each other, and the best way forward. Many people regard a healthy love relationship to be life’s most valuable asset. Few things are so important to long-term health and happiness. What else in our lives could be more deserving of the best we can give? Sometimes counseling is the best thing we can give to our relationship or your marriage.

Your insurance may cover your psychological services, therapy, and Black couples relationship and marriage counseling. Are you covered? Call us today to find out.


Looking for more answers? Click the chat button or see the frequently asked questions below to get answers to the most common questions. If you know couples counseling is the right choice see below on how to begin.

How To Begin

  1. Click the “Request an Appointment” button.
  2. Select the Raleigh office to view all the teletherapy appointments available for the time that works best for you and your partner.
  3. Attend your teletherapy sessions from wherever you are in the world to begin exploring the depths of your relationship.

Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling
Frequently Asked Questions

How much are sessions, what payment methods/insurance do you accept?

The initial session is $250 USD. The following sessions are $150 USD. Premarital counseling is 6 sessions. General relationship counseling may vary is the number of sessions.

What payment methods do you accept?

You can self-pay with a debit or credit card. We are in-network for BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna. Your other insurance provider may cover the cost of some or all of your sessions. Check with your insurance company for details.

Where do we go for therapy?

Onipa began doing virtual teletherapy with individuals, couples, and families in 2018. Click the “Request an Appointment” to get access to the secure portal to complete the online setup, select a date, and attend your appointment from anywhere with privacy and a high-speed internet connection. Once you are set up you can schedule a HIPAA-compliant teletherapy phone & video call.

This way you can get the Black couples relationship and marriage counseling therapy you want from the comfort of your own home, workplace, and while you travel. HIPAA-compliant teletherapy is a secure platform where you join therapy sessions from your desktop or laptop, phone, or tablet.

What are some reasons Black couples come in for relationship therapy and marriage counseling?

In addition to specific issues, most couples benefit from improved communication and conflict-management skills. Couples learn to shortcut arguments, to listen respectfully, to voice one’s real needs and to respect and appreciation. Skills like these break many dysfunctional patterns and change the dynamics that can save marriages and relationships

Couples counseling has the power to…

  • End chronic arguments
  • Recover intimacy
  • Restore trust
  • Rebuild respect and appreciation
  • Get your needs met
What if my partner doesn't want to come to therapy?

Although, you wouldn’t guess so, it common that one person in a relationship wants counseling but believes “My partner would never agree to that.” Well, though it is helpful to have both partners come to counseling for any relationship. But it only takes one person to change the relationship or the marriage.

However, time and again a partner has been pleasantly surprised to discover that far from being helpless, he or she actually had the power to change the whole relationship just by changing his or her own actions and reactions. It’s also common for a reluctant partner to refuse to come at first but later to decide that he or she doesn’t want to be “left out” of the counseling.

How long does it take to ``get better``?

You and your partner bring unique life experiences and perceptions to your relationship. Psychological counseling and therapy can help you find a way to grow together, communicate better, work through external challenges, and empower each other. Therapy at Onipa allows you to participate in sessions  with the right tools to help you reach that level.

Everything starts with creating your plan. This is a unique plan you and Dr. Kambon will create together. Therapy can complete when you have worked through the plan and achieved your goals together. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.

How is in-office counseling different from teletherapy? Which is best for us?

Office therapy allows you to leave your usual environment and come to a place where you can “think with a clear head.”

At Onipa Psychological & Consulting Services our office therapy also gives you a full sensory experience with sights, sounds, aromatherapy and other elements that help you relax.

Similarly, Dr. Kambon can work with you to create your own relaxing space. This way you can enjoy a relaxation space whether you are at home, in your office, or you are traveling.


Do you want to learn more about how teletherapy sessions can help?

Click here for details about how to get started with teletherapy


Do you want to learn more about how office therapy sessions can help?

Click here for details about how to get started with private therapy office sessions.

Black Couples Relationship and Marriage Counseling
How can I start in-office or teletherapy sessions for myself or my family, or my partner and I?

This is an important first step. Please select the option that works best for you to begin.