Service Location: Online

Areas of focus include: 

  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship Building


  • Individuals
  • Groups


  • Adults (18 +)
  • Elderly (65 +)


Our services are offered to clients with different backgrounds, needs, and strengths. We use a collaborative approach to determine goals and progression of care. In a respectful and confidential environment, we draw upon evidence-based treatment modalities to facilitate your growth.

Treatment Approaches for Grief include:

  • Theories: Person-Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Betty Neuman's Nursing Theory, Tuckman's Theory of Group Development 
  • Grief Models: Tonkin's Model of Grief, The Four Task of Grieving, Continuing Bonds Theory, The Six Rs of Mourning, The Dural Process Model, The Reconstruction of Meaning

Our primary function is to help you with emotional growth and symptom reduction. We also help you recognize destructive patterns that may be keeping you from healing. We understand that flexibility and creativity are sometimes necessary during the interactive therapy process. We also understand that your symptoms may appear to be getting worse at first, as unresolved feelings may surface before healing can take place. To help ensure safe care, we may, with your permission, share your pertinent information with your primary-care provider or other professionals. Call us today to set up a 20-minute consultation by phone or video conference to see if working together will be a good fit for your growth. If at any time, it is determined that you cannot benefit from working with us, we can assist you in finding someone who can help.

To schedule an appointment with Marcella Atwater, please call: 919-416-3737.

Are you struggling with grief?img

Grief is an individual reaction to loss and can accompany many of life’s changes including the death of a loved one, separation and divorce. It can also be associated with the loss of one’s good health, job or pet. Grief is universal and can be immensely challenging for many.

The feelings associated with grief can include loneliness, anger and guilt. These feelings can be overwhelming and difficult to endure. More specifically, grief can leave a person clinically depressed, unable to sleep or meet daily responsibilities. Furthermore, grief not worked through can negatively affect personal and business relationships.

Each person experiences and expresses grief differently. Regardless of the cause or intensity of your grief, emoWellness offers compassionate solutions to help you heal your pain and move beyond your grief.

Our grief groups are developed to help you express feelings, find hope and meaning in life after a loss. Each group is held in a safe, caring and confidential setting and typically runs for a maximum of eight weeks. Group participants must be at least 18 years of age. Access to group membership is gained through a free screening. Group sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes and membership is limited to 6. New members are not added to the group once it starts. The group facilitator is in tune to group interactions and help group members process feelings. Group members will have the opportunity to connect and grow with others experiencing similar challenges associated with grief and loss.

For a screening appointment, call 919-416-3737.

To acquire information on the screening process, email [email protected]

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Do you desire to be in a healthy relationship?


The words healthy relationships are frequently spoken in our society. However, their meaning is not always understood. More importantly, there are very few classes or workshops to help individuals learn how to build healthy relationships. What is the value of healthy relationships? Healthy relationships add balance to our lives and promote wellness and happiness.

Our workshops are designed to help those seeking the knowledge and insight needed to build healthy and meaningful relationships. Our four-hour workshops are guided by The Comfort Method, a seven-step process that addresses self-awareness as the first step. Using critical-thinking exercises, attendees learn such information as the different between healthy and unhealthy relationships, techniques forgetting to know each other, and the importance of a relationship agreement. Participants are introduced to building blocks that foster healthy relationships and benefits gained following reflection on relationships. If you wish to build healthy relationships, consider participating in one of our workshops. 

To learn when workshops are offered, go to the menu bar on this website and click on workshops.

To acquire information on workshops, email [email protected] 

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If you have current thoughts of suicide, please call 911 for assistance. You may also seek assistance at the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).