Family Therapy in Olympia, WA

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LaFontana Counseling & Consultation Services LLC
Counselor, MA, MHP, LMHC, CMHIMP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
But above all, I love spending time with my family .
You are a Gift. A Perfect Creation of Love and Generosity. My approach with individuals is multidisciplinary, systemic, all-embracing, holistic, and client-centered. I believe in the immense potential each person possesses and the capacity to heal. My core training is based on psychodynamic, cognitive, and behavioral theories. However, I use a mix of research-based techniques and mindfulness practices because I'm a strong believer in the power of the connection between mind, body, and soul. I believe that therapy is a creative process that can have a meaningful and profound impact in transforming people's lives.
(360) 464-9381
Olympia, WA 98502
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Alicia Ferris
Counselor, MS, LMHC, SUDP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in Reproductive Issues because those emotionally-challenging experiences are rarely talked about, even amongst close friends and family which can lead to isolation and unnecessary pain.
I have Immediate Openings! Whether you are just navigating some hard circumstances or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, having the right supports in place can help you thrive instead of just survive.
(360) 523-7518
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Olympia, WA 98501
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Rowan Nairn
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Verified
I primarily work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and distress in relationships (whether that is partners, family , or friends). My clients are mostly young adults or older, although I am happy to work with younger children in the context of family therapy . Additionally, specialize in working with those in the LGBTQ+, Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM), sex worker, and Kink communities.
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Olympia, WA 98513
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Laura B. Citrin
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I explore the past with patients to examine the ways that previous life experiences, particularly with one’s family of origin, influence us as adults in how we perceive, interpret, and interact with others in our current lives.
I work with adults who feel depressed, anxious, lonely, ashamed, stigmatized, othered, or “not good enough.” Areas of expertise include existential concerns about one’s purpose and finding meaning; struggles with sexism/misogyny; and challenges around reproductive issues (infertility, miscarriage, traumatic labor/delivery, postpartum depression). My therapeutic practice is humanistic, existential, and feminist, grounded by a social psychological perspective on human beings as situated within their social worlds. I seek to engage in therapy that is collaborative, respectful, and caring.
(360) 763-0970
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Dupre' Rouse
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MHP, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I provide individual sessions, family sessions, couples sessions, sex therapy, group therapy, Christian therapy, and sports therapy.
My approach to therapy is very client focused. I am a systemic therapist and will try and look at the whole picture of your life to help figure out how to help. Working with couples to save, restore, or provide maintenance is my passion. There’s nothing in the world quite like trauma and the way it impacts us as individuals on many different levels. I can help you deal with and navigate these painful memories and intrusive thoughts to live a healthier life. If you are a parent struggling with a child or family problems, I believe I can connect with and help teach both parent and child to help you be a more successful family unit.
(833) 204-8107
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Bridges and Boundaries Counseling Services
Counselor, LLC, LMHC, CMHS, SUDP
Verified
Verified
Counseling is a way for people to bridge the gap between the unhealthy and the healthy. Through counseling clients gain tools and therapeutic insights that help them to make healthy changes, learn healthy habits, and address mental health concerns. Our team is ready to guide you and your family as you meet and overcome these challenges. We come to you with a breadth of experience and expertise. We use a blend of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs. We currently offer appointments Monday through Saturday. Clinician schedules accommodate appointments between 9:00am and 8:00pm depending on the clinician and the day.
(360) 419-6882
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth Antoon-Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I offer holistic individual, family , couples/relationship, and group therapy.
I am currenty on maternity leave and not seeing clients until June 2023. Healing and caring for ourselves is hard work. Sometimes painful, often fulfilling, occasionally tedious, it is a necessary part of being open to the experiences that life has to offer us. Therapy is one way to find support in healing from trauma, managing our health, and discovering and practicing new ways of caring for ourselves. As Audre Lorde wrote, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." This work is important, both individually and collectively, and I am here to help you with it.
(774) 541-2743
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Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
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Lynn Fitz-Hugh
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
I love working with couples and I am a certified Imago therapist - a technique pioneered by Harville Hendricks which brings together communication issues and family of origin material in a very effective way.
In practice since 1994, as a therapist I have learned many ways of approaching issues with clients and can really tailor to your needs and what works best for you. The agenda for therapy is set by you. I also have a wide array of experience working with various issues. I often use EMDR which is considered the treatment of choice for PTSD and also very effective with panic attacks, phobias, performance issues, etc. I believe that no one has to be stuck with the ways they were injured in life.
(206) 539-0651
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Jennifer Mclaughlin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
I focus on step family and parenting issues, racial and cross cultural issues, infertility, postpartum, and military transitions and deployments.
Are you feeling out of control, chaotic, and hopeless? Or maybe you're feeling alone and empty. I believe the relationships we build with ourselves and others make all the difference. I am committed to working with you to overcome feelings of loss and disconnection to build the life and relationships you desire. I will support you in reclaiming hope and arriving at the place where you can openly connect and find joy in life. I work from a relational, collaborative, culturally sensitive and empathic approach. My role is to provide a space of acceptance and reflection as we work collaboratively to support you living your best life.
(253) 400-3194
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Olympia, WA 98516
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Rachelle Dudley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I strongly believe that your family of origin influences the dynamics in your relationships and your patterns of behavior.
We are living in some challenging times. If you’re struggling, that means you’re human. Know that asking for help is a strength. My therapy is collaborative in nature. I treat a range of difficulties using a variety of techniques. I work from an attachment perspective that is emotionally focused. I believe therapy involves the presence of your entire being (mind/body/spirit). Ultimately, I believe human connection is one of the most important healing tools. Thus, I create a safe therapeutic environment where growth and discovery can flourish. I bring my full self to my work – my optimism, my directness, my persistence, my humor.
(360) 284-1139
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Patricia K Barr
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I have enough professional (40+ years) and life experience that I can offer perspectives on questions such as “Is this normal? Can I change this? Change this situation and the people I’m upset about?” My training includes proven methods to improve emotional health, mood, daily activities, social connections, family and child relationships, trauma healing.
You may not be sure exactly what is troubling you, much less what can help, and opening up to and trusting someone to care often seems too difficult. I will work to put you at ease with understanding and support as we create a positive working relationship. We will build on that to sort out your challenges and find ways for you to cope, change yourself or your situation, and accept whatever the reality is until you are back to feeling happier and stronger.
(360) 227-5909
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Ed Glidden
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have raised my own family which includes a foster child.
I am an existentialist therapist specializing in supporting clients through interpersonal crisis, anger management, life changes, and role clarification. It is my goal to help each person live a satisfying life. I work from a person-centered approach and strive to help clients clarify and find meaning in their lives. I believe in the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and strive to meet the needs of my clients. I also focus on addressing trauma through the practice of Somatic Experiencing.
(360) 329-9660
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Rebecca Grondel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My passion is working with couples, the foundation of the family .
Welcome! We are all emotional and relational beings so naturally our greatest happiness and heartache often come from our relationships and are ongoing throughout our lives. Experiencing anxiety, depression, feelings of being stuck, loneliness, spiritual challenges, struggling with communication issues, moving through discouragement, and unmet expectations in yourself and/or loved ones, is not a sign of failure or weakness. These experiences simply remind us we are human and provide opportunities for growth. The choice to do something different is yours. I welcome the walk with you on your journey of hope and transformation.
(360) 868-4339
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Olympia, WA 98512
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Dr. David Simonsen Ph.d. Lmft
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I deliver direction to put our work together in practice in the real-world life of your family .
When your brooding, moody teen just won't listen and your partner isn't much help either, what's a stressed out, overwhelmed parent like you to do? Pick up the phone and give me a call. Why? Because even though arguments and communication conflicts can make it feel like your family members are from an entirely different planet, there really are some secrets to bring peace, calm, and order to the chaos. I help people with depression who want to feel better in life. I help parents needing parenting skills. I help couples needing to find better ways of communication. I work with military, first responders and veterans to cope with life
(360) 972-3718
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Olympia, WA 98502
David K Bulindah
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with children and family and focus more on mindfulness and culturally appropriate ways of doing therapy.
As an immigrant I work very closely with immigrant populations to address the cultural challenges and positive ways of resolving mental health issues.
(302) 339-0579
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Olympia, WA 98513
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Tara Murphy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
One of the biggest challenges is finding the “right” therapist in a sea with many options and approaches. Building a treatment relationship of connection, trust and understanding between each client and myself is of the utmost importance. I am a seasoned psychologist who is committed to being a guide for my clients as they move through the struggles, fears, anxieties and pain that have held them back in their life and their relationships. Over the last two years I have started training in IFS (Internal Family Systems) Therapy. This has been a game changer for me and my clients in overcoming long standing issues.
(360) 657-9034
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Olympia, WA 98512
Not accepting new clients
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Patrick Maley
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
In my work as a therapist, I rely on: compassion, creativity, curiosity, honesty, patience, kindness, and humor. I am fond of working with Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, and with whatever it was Carl Whitaker was up to. I consider my practice to be an invitation to work with people of all: ages, backgrounds, identities and expressions, which in part means I work with kids and teens. My pronouns are typically he/him.
(360) 763-0749
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Olympia, WA 98501
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Traverse Therapy Services
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
Verified
We are accepting new clients. My name is Haley and I am a marriage and family therapist associate. I work primarily with individuals and families to overcome trauma, anxiety, and adjustment disorders through evidence-based practice. Whether you are seeking therapy for separation, loss, abuse, or even illness, we will work together in developing a plan to suit your needs.
(425) 470-4049
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Terrilee (Terri) Ann Dalton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW, CADC
Verified
Verified
I have a strong background, Internal Family Systems Certified, EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.
I believe in empowering people to reach their full potential by providing services that are strengths-based, practical, holistic, and focused on promoting long lasting change. I work using a style of fostering trust and authenticity,starting where people want and ending when people feel their life and issues have changed and their happiness enhanced. I believe the relationship in counseling is the core issue in treatment. This is particularly important in working with children and adolescents where no work could be done without building a warm, honest, and caring connection. I believe healing comes through the mind, body, spirit connection.
(360) 523-7220
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Olympia, WA 98501
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Emilie Kromer
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
2) Family systems, to help resolve individual and/or relationship issues by changing relationship patterns.
MOVE FROM SUFFERING TO SERENE.....Whether you are distressed about career or depressed/anxious about life, I am here to help. I am a career specialist and family counselor, with a friendly, calm, open style. I converse back and forth with clients, often offering them feedback. Also, I frequently mention near-universals, ways in which other people might react to situations similar to those the client is experiencing. Clients frequently give me feedback that they feel comfortable, reassured, and understood when we meet and that they can talk easily with me. I have several special interests in my practice. They are the following:
(360) 389-3913
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.