Van Langeland earned his Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1981. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Van has been at Ridgeview Counseling in private practice since 1982.  


To schedule an appointment with Van, please call (919) 786-3144.

Parenting Teens
Van has been offering Parenting Classes for parents of teens since 2003. These are high energy, interactional classes that are based on some of the widely accepted models of parenting of the last thirty years such as:  Active Parenting; Parenting with Love and Logic; and Teen Proofing....(
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Academic and Professional Background
Van earned his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in 1981. He then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in January of 1982 to join this counseling practice....(
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Counseling and Therapy Background
Van's therapeutic background is in Family Systems, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy....(
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Teen Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment
Together, Van and
 Jim Gibson have run the ACE Program for Wake County Public Schools since 2003. This is a drug and alcohol education and prevention program for teenagers that get caught at school violating the school's substance abuse policy.

Style of Counseling
Van has a pleasant, direct, personal and engaging style.  He is not the type of counselor that just sits back and says,"how does that make you feel,"...rather, he gets in there with his clients to help them sort through their issues....(
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Van T. Langeland, MS, LPC, LMFT

- Critical Incident Debriefing

- Separation and Divorce

- Single Issues and Dating

- Parenting Teens

- Christian Counseling

- Teen Alcohol & Drug Prevention

- Recovery from Affairs

The Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator:

Van typically works Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am until 6:30 pm.

Adolescent Therapy
Van works with adolescents to help them maintain their relationship with their parents during the difficult teenage years. He helps teens learn how to take responsibility for their behavior learn that they can't have freedom with responsibility, learn the importance of respect with parents and teachers, learn how to become more self-sufficient and self-regulating as they near the end of their teenage years....(
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Counseling Specialities


 - Adult and Adolescent Therapy
 - Marital and Family Therapy
 - Depression, Anxiety & Phobias
 - Grief & Loss
 - Adult Children of Alcoholics
 - Stress Management
 - Codependency

Van Langeland's New Client Forms

(Please complete and bring these with you to your first appointment.)

Ridgeview Counseling Associates


106-D Ridgeview Drive

Cary, North Carolina  27511

Office:  (919) 467-9995  ♦  Fax:  (919) 467-8653​

Marital Therapy
In the area of Marital Therapy, Van has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in his work with couples. Van encourages his clients to become familiar with the work of John Gottman, Harville Hendrix, Terrence Real, Gary Chapman, Lori H. Gordon, Dan Wile, Bill Doherty, Harriet Lerner, David Burns and Emerson Eggerichs....(
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