Years in Practice

10 years +


Fayetteville NC 28301 - United States



Additional Expertise

Marriage/Couples Counselor, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

Multiple states/provinces, please inquire

I Believe

Rise like a phoenix from the ashes!

About Laila Daniel

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in Fayetteville, NC- home to Ft Bragg. My passion has been working with military couples and families. I have been an educator for over 15 years, specializing in helping individuals adjust to military life and marriage. Many couples get overwhelmed balancing career and family responsibilities yet yearn to make their relationship better. I completed Level 3 Practicum Training In Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use it as a blueprint to help couples transform their relationship. I also offer small groups as a Gottman Seven Principals Leader and Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator.

Life is not easy. Understanding ourselves is confusing. Empathizing with others can feel almost impossible at times. Despite this, relationships with God, ourselves, and each other require us to show up. Otherwise, we have consequences. It’s painful so we’re destined to be hurt and disappointed. The way we process this correlates to how meaningful life becomes to each of us as we grow. Stagnation is a passive choice. I am fortunate in that I get to help others create beauty from chaos. My life is enriched teaching others to build intimacy, lessen suffering, heal and become expert lovers.

Laila Daniel Success Stories

Happy wife, happy is true for us!

Married couples

My husband and I married young and had children right away. I felt alone as he was always gone. I tried not to complain as I didn’t want to be one of ‘those’ wives. He seemed happy- but I was miserable. Laila helped us talk, listen and finally communicate. We were able to become a team even while he deployed yet again. We learned commitment isn’t constrained to time or distance.

Abandoned to Renewed

Women newly dating

My first visit with Laila I sobbed the entire session. I was devastated my husband left me and our family for another woman. I was overwhelmed parenting alone and afraid no one would want me and I'd be alone. Laila empathized with me, described the healing process and instilled hope everything would be okay.  She challenged me to prioritize my needs and identify ways to meet them. I left feeling stronger and heard. 

Tired of Being Blamed

Married couples

My wife complained all the time and I was sick and tired of listening to her. I just wanted her to be happy and to have some peace for myself. I packed up one day to leave. She surprised me when she asked me to attend counseling. I love my wife so said I’d try it but honestly wasn’t hopeful. Laila helped me listen to my wife. Magically, she helped my wife quit blaming me. It has made all the difference as we no longer have the same fights and know how to find solutions that are win/win.

Military Couple


We went through multiple deployments and grew apart over the years. Laila helped us become friends again and we slowly learned how to connect with each other instead of one upping each other. We learned to listen and support each other again. We learned how to disagree without fighting. It wasn't always an easy process but the encouragement and positive feedback we got gave us hope we could work through our marital problems. We were able to learn new skills and change our who relationship. Intimacy is something we now understand how to create or stifle. We feel much more in control of our relationship and know how to bring out the best instead of worst in each other.  We recommend other couples attend counseling to fix their marriage versus divorce. We are so happy we fought for our family.

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