Marriage Counseling Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Garret Patterson | Larch Counseling Pllc
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I have always been interested in how people develop over their lifetime. At each stage of life there are challenges that many of us face, and for some those challenges become too great to handle on their own. At these points, therapy can be a valuable tool to help get back on track. I enjoy talking with people from all walks of life and getting to experience their stories as we work together. From processing trauma, working through interpersonal and marital issues, developing parenting skills, I cherish the journey of therapy with clients so that they can grow and develop.
I have always been interested in how people develop over their lifetime. At each stage of life there are challenges that many of us face, and for some those challenges become too great to handle on their own. At these points, therapy can be a valuable tool to help get back on track. I enjoy talking with people from all walks of life and getting to experience their stories as we work together. From processing trauma, working through interpersonal and marital issues, developing parenting skills, I cherish the journey of therapy with clients so that they can grow and develop.
(206) 895-7180 View (206) 895-7180
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Jen Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
Waitlist for new clients
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I have a special interest in supporting parents and stepparents, parent-child relationships, multiracial families, couples experiencing sexual and intimacy issues, and people experiencing trauma, grief and loss, and oppression associated with racial, socioeconomic, and LGBTQIA+ identities.
It’s hard to be a person. Even when life is at its most joyful, our relationships, our pasts, and the constant presence of change can be overwhelming, confusing, or defeating. I’m here to help with that. Therapy is my second career. I chose this work because I believe everybody deserves nonjudgmental support, whether they are in crisis, preparing for change, or simply stuck. I have seen what can happen when pain has no witness. I have also experienced the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with compassion, understanding, and perspective.
As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I have a special interest in supporting parents and stepparents, parent-child relationships, multiracial families, couples experiencing sexual and intimacy issues, and people experiencing trauma, grief and loss, and oppression associated with racial, socioeconomic, and LGBTQIA+ identities.
It’s hard to be a person. Even when life is at its most joyful, our relationships, our pasts, and the constant presence of change can be overwhelming, confusing, or defeating. I’m here to help with that. Therapy is my second career. I chose this work because I believe everybody deserves nonjudgmental support, whether they are in crisis, preparing for change, or simply stuck. I have seen what can happen when pain has no witness. I have also experienced the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with compassion, understanding, and perspective.
(206) 888-6251 View (206) 888-6251
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Lily Main Ewing
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, codependency, women's issues, life coaching, relationship issues, marriage counseling, stress, divorce, and infidelity. I work with individuals and couples who are feeling stuck in rhythms or patterns that aren't working and don't feel good anymore. If you're looking for something to change, but have run out of things to try on your own, I can help you find the right next step. Together, we'll build your confidence and skills to live the life you want to live.
I specialize in self-esteem, anxiety, codependency, women's issues, life coaching, relationship issues, marriage counseling, stress, divorce, and infidelity. I work with individuals and couples who are feeling stuck in rhythms or patterns that aren't working and don't feel good anymore. If you're looking for something to change, but have run out of things to try on your own, I can help you find the right next step. Together, we'll build your confidence and skills to live the life you want to live.
(206) 203-2728 View (206) 203-2728
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Stories Of Hope - Tania Beaudet
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
Additionally helping humans through big life transitions whether that is childhood trauma, adolescence/young adult, grief work, aging, menopause, loss of parent, marriage, blending families, and end of life support.
Cultivating meaning in our life and connections with our loved ones serves as the cornerstones in discovering growth, purpose and happiness within our lives. As a trauma informed systemic relational therapist, I use narrative therapy, IFS, couples therapy, EMDR and mindfulness to assist clients working through life transitions, challenges, relationship/family/parenting issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. I am dedicated to offering therapy that is inclusive and empathetic, as well as offering care to clients of systemically oppressed communities. I want to offer a safer environment for all. Accepting new clients
Additionally helping humans through big life transitions whether that is childhood trauma, adolescence/young adult, grief work, aging, menopause, loss of parent, marriage, blending families, and end of life support.
Cultivating meaning in our life and connections with our loved ones serves as the cornerstones in discovering growth, purpose and happiness within our lives. As a trauma informed systemic relational therapist, I use narrative therapy, IFS, couples therapy, EMDR and mindfulness to assist clients working through life transitions, challenges, relationship/family/parenting issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and grief. I am dedicated to offering therapy that is inclusive and empathetic, as well as offering care to clients of systemically oppressed communities. I want to offer a safer environment for all. Accepting new clients
(425) 374-4642 View (425) 374-4642
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James Murray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98136
I'm licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington and I'm a clinical member of AAMFT.
I specialize in treating teens, adolescents, couples and families dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship instability, academic/screen-time concerns, and substance abuse issues. My clinical experience working in the school system helped me gain expertise in the 504/IEP assessment process. I also have extensive practice working with marriages in crises- I've been able to form alliances with highly conflicted couples. I've also worked with athletes and coaches on performance improvement and career transition.
I'm licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington and I'm a clinical member of AAMFT.
I specialize in treating teens, adolescents, couples and families dealing with depression, anxiety, relationship instability, academic/screen-time concerns, and substance abuse issues. My clinical experience working in the school system helped me gain expertise in the 504/IEP assessment process. I also have extensive practice working with marriages in crises- I've been able to form alliances with highly conflicted couples. I've also worked with athletes and coaches on performance improvement and career transition.
(805) 585-5953 View (805) 585-5953
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Cait King
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Not Verified Not Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109
I completed my Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
As a Couple and Family Therapist, I am honored to collaborate with clients in deciphering what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more whole, robust life. A concentration of mine is in working with those who have attentional difficulties or learning differences such as ADHD, whether in a couple, family, or individual setting.
I completed my Masters degree in Marriage & Family Therapy with a concentration in Sex Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
As a Couple and Family Therapist, I am honored to collaborate with clients in deciphering what may be holding you back from the freedom to live a more whole, robust life. A concentration of mine is in working with those who have attentional difficulties or learning differences such as ADHD, whether in a couple, family, or individual setting.
(267) 953-8094 View (267) 953-8094
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Dominique Walmsley
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Although I aim to support marriage, I am trained in Collaborative Law as a coach.
I use a person-centered approach, in which the client's unique set of values and interests guides me in shaping the path for growth and change. To support this collaboration, I provide knowledge of relaxation techniques, behavioral modification, exploration of childhood experiences, and philosophical or spiritual frameworks that give structure to enduring change. I specialize in couples therapy, guiding them toward reliance on one another, and fulfillment of personal goals. With individuals, I look for their motivational direction, and help them form a satisfying life around their own interests. I aim to be clear and connective, as well as efficient.
Although I aim to support marriage, I am trained in Collaborative Law as a coach.
I use a person-centered approach, in which the client's unique set of values and interests guides me in shaping the path for growth and change. To support this collaboration, I provide knowledge of relaxation techniques, behavioral modification, exploration of childhood experiences, and philosophical or spiritual frameworks that give structure to enduring change. I specialize in couples therapy, guiding them toward reliance on one another, and fulfillment of personal goals. With individuals, I look for their motivational direction, and help them form a satisfying life around their own interests. I aim to be clear and connective, as well as efficient.
(206) 627-4710 View (206) 627-4710
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PNW Intimate Connections Counseling PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! My name is Amanda, and I am a marriage and family therapist specializing in Sex Therapy, Religious Trauma, and Relationship Healing. My passion is helping people navigate life's challenges and build meaningful, fulfilling, and authentic relationships. I offer a warm, inclusive space where you can explore your experiences with expert guidance and compassion. I believe in every person's inherent goodness and ability to live the life they imagine. My approach integrates bodywork and attachment theory while prioritizing individual and relationship needs
Welcome! My name is Amanda, and I am a marriage and family therapist specializing in Sex Therapy, Religious Trauma, and Relationship Healing. My passion is helping people navigate life's challenges and build meaningful, fulfilling, and authentic relationships. I offer a warm, inclusive space where you can explore your experiences with expert guidance and compassion. I believe in every person's inherent goodness and ability to live the life they imagine. My approach integrates bodywork and attachment theory while prioritizing individual and relationship needs
(206) 594-4301 View (206) 594-4301
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Jessica May Christie
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, relational issues, marital counseling, and parenting are all within my area of expertise.
At times in life we all get stuck and come to places where change is necessary. I aim to create with my clients a space where we listen to what your thoughts, feelings and symptoms are telling you about your story. I believe that we are built for relationship, that both our greatest wounds and deepest healing occur within relationship. Together we will explore the patterns that emerge in therapy, and how old ways of relating are being recreated in present day. I believe therapy in a mutual work and that the answers to your healing are within you and the relationship we build.
Anxiety, depression, relational issues, marital counseling, and parenting are all within my area of expertise.
At times in life we all get stuck and come to places where change is necessary. I aim to create with my clients a space where we listen to what your thoughts, feelings and symptoms are telling you about your story. I believe that we are built for relationship, that both our greatest wounds and deepest healing occur within relationship. Together we will explore the patterns that emerge in therapy, and how old ways of relating are being recreated in present day. I believe therapy in a mutual work and that the answers to your healing are within you and the relationship we build.
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Minhee J Cho
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, M, Ed, MS
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and work with children/teens, individuals, couples, and families. Many are in pain or feel helpless from their struggles: A child/teen shows anxiety; an adult has difficulty in social relationships, or couples/families experience discord in conflict. My passion is to come alongside and help children/teens, couples, and their families with a systemic and holistic approach while they go through life challenges so they can thrive in their lives. 부부 및 가족관계 치료사, 아동 및 청소년 상담치료사로 이민사회에서 불안, 우울증, 관계불화로 갈등하는 분들을 돕고 있습니다. '불안한 아이 및 청소년'을 돕는 상담치료법과 '정서중심적 부부치료' 방법으로 상담치료를 합니다.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and work with children/teens, individuals, couples, and families. Many are in pain or feel helpless from their struggles: A child/teen shows anxiety; an adult has difficulty in social relationships, or couples/families experience discord in conflict. My passion is to come alongside and help children/teens, couples, and their families with a systemic and holistic approach while they go through life challenges so they can thrive in their lives. 부부 및 가족관계 치료사, 아동 및 청소년 상담치료사로 이민사회에서 불안, 우울증, 관계불화로 갈등하는 분들을 돕고 있습니다. '불안한 아이 및 청소년'을 돕는 상담치료법과 '정서중심적 부부치료' 방법으로 상담치료를 합니다.
(206) 203-5215 View (206) 203-5215
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Joan Fiore
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
An approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, I provide supervision/consultation to other therapists.
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
An approved supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, I provide supervision/consultation to other therapists.
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
(206) 489-3806 View (206) 489-3806
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Richard Meeks
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
I focus on nourishment of psychological and emotional growth in relationships such as parenting, marriage, work and friendship.
Draw upon your courage to greet the tasks of work, friendship, and intimacy. Overcome the slings and arrows of life's inevitable misfortune and suffering that is set in the snares of Fear, Anger, and Despair. Encouragement fosters hopeful striving and nourishes meaningful life. Courage grows through relationship. I bring the wisdom of encouragement through authenticity, understanding, and compassion born from my lifetime of study, personal experience, and professional practice.
I focus on nourishment of psychological and emotional growth in relationships such as parenting, marriage, work and friendship.
Draw upon your courage to greet the tasks of work, friendship, and intimacy. Overcome the slings and arrows of life's inevitable misfortune and suffering that is set in the snares of Fear, Anger, and Despair. Encouragement fosters hopeful striving and nourishes meaningful life. Courage grows through relationship. I bring the wisdom of encouragement through authenticity, understanding, and compassion born from my lifetime of study, personal experience, and professional practice.
(206) 489-3763 View (206) 489-3763
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Bob Goettle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125  (Online Only)
I have thirty years experience in counseling, the last fifteen with a focus on couple/marital relationships.
My office is a safe space for all individuals and couples. People look to counseling for a variety of reasons - anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, misery. Those who find work with me helpful seek fuller understanding of themselves and their connections in the world. We take a compassionate and curious stance as we pay attention to you. Through the lens of attachment, we examine how your current experience of (in)security and safety influence your feelings and choices in adulthood. In couple work we look at repairing what interferes with meeting each partner's normal human need for safety and connection with one another.
I have thirty years experience in counseling, the last fifteen with a focus on couple/marital relationships.
My office is a safe space for all individuals and couples. People look to counseling for a variety of reasons - anxiety, depression, dissatisfaction, misery. Those who find work with me helpful seek fuller understanding of themselves and their connections in the world. We take a compassionate and curious stance as we pay attention to you. Through the lens of attachment, we examine how your current experience of (in)security and safety influence your feelings and choices in adulthood. In couple work we look at repairing what interferes with meeting each partner's normal human need for safety and connection with one another.
(206) 429-8261 View (206) 429-8261
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Melanie E Mitchell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
"I work with adults, adolescents, couples and children experiencing difficulty in a wide range of issues. I specialize in working with trauma, grief/loss, emerging adults (ages 15-25) and couples. Areas of interest are depression, anxiety, eating issues, women's issues, parenting support and life transitions. In my work with couples I utilize the work of John Gottman, Ph.D., an empirically-based approach emphasizing marital friendship, intimacy and respect to create a lasting marital foundation. My approach is warm, collaborative and interactive with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and a focus on your strengths and resiliencies."
"I work with adults, adolescents, couples and children experiencing difficulty in a wide range of issues. I specialize in working with trauma, grief/loss, emerging adults (ages 15-25) and couples. Areas of interest are depression, anxiety, eating issues, women's issues, parenting support and life transitions. In my work with couples I utilize the work of John Gottman, Ph.D., an empirically-based approach emphasizing marital friendship, intimacy and respect to create a lasting marital foundation. My approach is warm, collaborative and interactive with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, and a focus on your strengths and resiliencies."
(425) 318-7501 View (425) 318-7501
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Miles Aaron Yanick
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I help clients find meaning, connection, clarity, and purpose. I am particularly well suited to working with clients amid life transitions, such as career changes, marriage and divorce, having or launching children, recovery from addiction, aging, and loss, as well as couples in distressed relationships. I aim to be fully present for clients, offering curiosity, careful listening, non-judgment, and authenticity. My approach is collaborative, honoring clients’ beliefs, emotions, and experiences as valid and true and recognizing them as the ultimate authority on the changes they seek.
I help clients find meaning, connection, clarity, and purpose. I am particularly well suited to working with clients amid life transitions, such as career changes, marriage and divorce, having or launching children, recovery from addiction, aging, and loss, as well as couples in distressed relationships. I aim to be fully present for clients, offering curiosity, careful listening, non-judgment, and authenticity. My approach is collaborative, honoring clients’ beliefs, emotions, and experiences as valid and true and recognizing them as the ultimate authority on the changes they seek.
(206) 210-2677 View (206) 210-2677
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Makenzie Kinloch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I especially enjoy working with couples who are navigating significant life transitions, such as engagement, just entering marriage, or becoming new parents.
I know that reaching out for therapy can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. You deserve to prioritize your mental health, and therapy can be a great start for that. I aim to create a warm, safe, open, non-judgmental space where you feel seen, understood, accepted, and supported. I offer both individual and couples therapy and enjoy building relationships with my clients to help support them in what they are navigating. I have experience supporting clients navigating depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship challenges.
I especially enjoy working with couples who are navigating significant life transitions, such as engagement, just entering marriage, or becoming new parents.
I know that reaching out for therapy can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. You deserve to prioritize your mental health, and therapy can be a great start for that. I aim to create a warm, safe, open, non-judgmental space where you feel seen, understood, accepted, and supported. I offer both individual and couples therapy and enjoy building relationships with my clients to help support them in what they are navigating. I have experience supporting clients navigating depression, anxiety, grief, and relationship challenges.
(206) 589-8590 View (206) 589-8590
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Anthony Mucci
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMCH, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I specialize in EMDR Therapy and Christian (integrated) counseling. I have experience in helping clients with Trauma (acute/Chronic/complex), stress and anxiety, Narcissistic Abuse, Premarital/marital/relationship issues, chronic pain, depression, and most mental health conditions. I work with my clients and believe in authenticity and transparency to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Learning coping strategies and skills to manage life stressors is great, but my goal ultimately is that you actually heal and grow in the abundant life.
I specialize in EMDR Therapy and Christian (integrated) counseling. I have experience in helping clients with Trauma (acute/Chronic/complex), stress and anxiety, Narcissistic Abuse, Premarital/marital/relationship issues, chronic pain, depression, and most mental health conditions. I work with my clients and believe in authenticity and transparency to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Learning coping strategies and skills to manage life stressors is great, but my goal ultimately is that you actually heal and grow in the abundant life.
(253) 242-9849 View (253) 242-9849
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Katya Halligan, LMFT - Couples and Sex Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I specialize in couples sex therapy and marriage counseling, relationship coaching, perinatal mental health, infertility and transition to parenting, utilizing a compassionate and direct evidence-based approach to help you in repairing past and current relational injuries and preparing you to withstand future setbacks; I also offer clinical supervision.
You feel overwhelmed and lonely in your relationship. You desire to create healthy habits, balance work and family while living and parenting with intention. You are someone who wants to have pleasurable and connected sex with your partner. You love each other and are committed, but this is hard, and you really wish there was a manual. You worry it will be like this forever and do not know where to start. You are ready to stop struggling and instead, create or rekindle a joyful and meaningful relationship, deepen your emotional connection and to feel like partners again. I am here to walk alongside you and to help you get there.
I specialize in couples sex therapy and marriage counseling, relationship coaching, perinatal mental health, infertility and transition to parenting, utilizing a compassionate and direct evidence-based approach to help you in repairing past and current relational injuries and preparing you to withstand future setbacks; I also offer clinical supervision.
You feel overwhelmed and lonely in your relationship. You desire to create healthy habits, balance work and family while living and parenting with intention. You are someone who wants to have pleasurable and connected sex with your partner. You love each other and are committed, but this is hard, and you really wish there was a manual. You worry it will be like this forever and do not know where to start. You are ready to stop struggling and instead, create or rekindle a joyful and meaningful relationship, deepen your emotional connection and to feel like partners again. I am here to walk alongside you and to help you get there.
(206) 312-4475 View (206) 312-4475
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Aneta Merlino
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, and work with kids, adolescents, families and couples from a wide range of backgrounds. I specialize in working with couples struggling with conflict patterns that are preventing them from experiencing closeness and connection and families who yearn to rebuild strong bonds. I also support individuals of all ages experiencing anxiety and/or depression and those looking to heal from the effects of trauma.
Hello, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, and work with kids, adolescents, families and couples from a wide range of backgrounds. I specialize in working with couples struggling with conflict patterns that are preventing them from experiencing closeness and connection and families who yearn to rebuild strong bonds. I also support individuals of all ages experiencing anxiety and/or depression and those looking to heal from the effects of trauma.
(206) 208-8982 View (206) 208-8982
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Haylee Daggett
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
My clients come to therapy struggling to understand themselves and their partner, leaving them feeling hallow, lost, and alone. They desperately want to feel secure in themselves and connected to their partner, but are confused and wary about how to begin changing. As a therapist, I meet this dilemma with warmth and compassion, as well as knowledge and confidence; this combination is the base of successful therapy. My similar life experiences make me genuine and relatable, and my training background from the top marriage and therapy program and ongoing advanced training support and guide our work.
My clients come to therapy struggling to understand themselves and their partner, leaving them feeling hallow, lost, and alone. They desperately want to feel secure in themselves and connected to their partner, but are confused and wary about how to begin changing. As a therapist, I meet this dilemma with warmth and compassion, as well as knowledge and confidence; this combination is the base of successful therapy. My similar life experiences make me genuine and relatable, and my training background from the top marriage and therapy program and ongoing advanced training support and guide our work.
(206) 312-1292 View (206) 312-1292
Marriage Counseling Therapists

How does marriage counseling work?

Marriage counseling works by teaching couples concrete skills to communicate with one another and solve disagreements in healthy ways. A trained mental health professional works with both members of a couple to explore difficulties the couple may be having and helps them develop skills to address these matters. Couples who don’t have any difficulties but want to prepare for marriage may develop skills for the future.

How long does marriage counseling typically last?

Marriage counseling is a short-term form of therapy; the process may last between four and eight sessions. Other forms of relationship guidance from mental health professionals, such as couples therapy, are longer lasting, may focus on the past rather than just the present, and are tailored to the individual couple and their emotions, history, and patterns in the relationship. Couples therapy often lasts for 12 weeks or longer.

Is marriage counseling effective?

Marriage counseling helps many couples develop relationship skills that may not have been acquired or tested in a relationship; partners may be better able to communicate and address conflict following counseling. However, there are many different forms of marriage counseling, and this form of counseling does not have as strong an evidence base as other modalities such as couples therapy.

Is marriage counseling effective if only one partner wants to go?

Yes, marriage counseling can still be effective if one partner convinces the other to engage in the process. Of course, whether counseling is effective depends on the couple’s commitment to work on their relationship; however, the short-term, skills-based nature of marriage counseling makes it a relatively easy “ask” of a partner, and the hesitant individual may see its value once counseling begins.