The Comfort Method


Marcella M. Atwater developed The Comfort Method, a seven-step process, to help individuals develop healthy, fulfilling, and mutually rewarding relationships. 

Each distinct step is presented in sequence, although real-life situations may require a non-sequential approach. The steps and lessons of The Comfort Method are based on the author’s professional experience in working with  clients who encounter relationship issues. The Comfort Method and its strategies and techniques may be applied to adults of all ages.  

To learn more about The Comfort Method, call 919-416-3737 

Otherwise please send an email to [email protected] 

Please make the subject line read “The Comfort Method.”

“If you want to stop the trauma, you got to put brakes on the drama.” 

  -Marcella M. Atwater

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Read what people are saying about THE Comfort Method

“Dr. Atwater’s strategic design and teaching of the COMFORT Method can help adults of all ages understand the significance of self-awareness in building healthy relationships. I see The COMFORT Method as a tool that can be adapted to help children and adolescence develop healthy friendships. Great Job Dr. Atwater!” Dr. B., Rocky Mount, NC

“I love listening to Dr. Atwater present The Comfort Method. The proactive approach for building healthy relationships is simple yet powerful. It has helped me to understand the benefits of self-awareness before embarking on a committed relationship. If I had heard the information earlier in life, I would have been more equipped to set boundaries for myself and avoid bad relationships. I recommend you attend this workshop.” Ms. H., Durham, NC

“This course has helped me to understand the meaning of a healthy relationship. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family and I made a lot of mistakes in my relationships because I never learned as a young person to value and respect others. I enjoyed dialoguing with other participants and came to realize good communication is not about control but a mutual way to exchange information. If this information was made available to me sooner, I believe I would not have been in so many bad relationships. If your family background is similar to mine, and you never learned to communicate properly, take this course and watch yourself grow.” Mr. A., Richmond, VA