Family Therapy in Steilacoom, WA

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Roxanne Peterson
Counselor, PhD, RN, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is friendly, open and gentle. Together we will explore and discover beliefs and emotions that are keeping you stuck, anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Awareness arising from this journey begins a natural internal re-modeling process that results in a sense of connection with your true Self and your own inner wisdom. Space emerges for automatic reactions to become choiceful responses. Overwhelming emotions become manageable and even sources of wisdom. Previously unknown options become apparent, allowing for more focus, clarity and effectiveness in all realms of your life: (physical, emotional mental and spiritual).
(253) 221-6789
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Steilacoom, WA 98388
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New Directions Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I enjoy working with people who are wanting to address barriers to their sexual health and are seeking to have fantastic sex lives. The relationships that I work best with have already done work to improve their skills, have a strong commitment to each other, and are willing show-up and do the difficult work of addressing outdated and harmful views of sexuality. I am happy to work with individuals, couples, and different and varying relationship designs and configurations.
(253) 242-6883
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Steilacoom, WA 98388
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Daryl L McInnis
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, SUDPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I use an integrative approach stemming from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Family Systems Theory and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Accepting New Clients! I work with children, teens, and young adults moving through transitionary periods in life. This may look many different ways ranging from struggling to get through the day to feeling like your emotions are too much. My work focuses on creating a safe space in which individuals feel comfortable processing difficult emotions and developing coping skills to help navigate this hectic world we are living in. I believe in taking a person-centered collaborative approach to help clients reach their goals.
(360) 523-1379
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Tacoma, WA 98404
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Livia Behavioral Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
I value a systemic approach that includes looking at the complex societal, family , and relationship systems we all exist within.
Everyone should have a safe space to be their true authentic self without judgment. During our time together, I’ll help improve your quality of life through short-term therapy that empowers you to solve your own problems. My approach is nonjudgmental and our work together is focusing on life's possibilities as you move forward
(425) 584-3352
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Kelly Peck
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I also specialize in couples and family therapy focusing on communication skills, conflict resolution and parenting skills.
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. I believe that children, adolescents, adults, couples and families can and deserve symptom relief, peace, harmony and greater satisfaction in their personal life, marriage, job, school, and interpersonal relationships. I provide a safe, warm and confidential therapeutic environment to achieve these goals with you.
(253) 292-5139
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Apryl Carlington
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MHP, CMHP
Verified
Verified
To list a few; school based triage, family support of DCYF involvement, adoption/guardian support, family reunification and preservation, crisis and law enforcement, LGBTQ support, depression/anxiety and other concerns of personal, emotional and behavioral health.
The therapeutic relationship should empower the individual to regain ownership of their life, shifting negative self-talk and other impacts of trauma; allowing for holistic healing and growth. It is my hope to actively walk alongside my client as they work to create their peace; ultimately gaining an improvement in positive self-awareness and optimism, with a side of lasting security and emotional health.
(360) 625-6911
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Jessica Joy Libby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFTA, MHP
Verified
Verified
As a Marriage and Family Therapist , I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, families and kids. We often struggle in some of our closest relationships which can lead to hurt and misunderstandings. My purpose is to build and strengthen skills to facilitate communication and understanding. I also have experience using play therapy with kids to process difficult life events.
(253) 201-4331
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Tacoma, WA 98404
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Wan-Ting Hsieh
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified
Verified
I am also certified as a Mental Health Counselor in Taiwan (Certification# 002153), specializing in emotional distress, family conflicts, trauma, stress, self-exploration, adapting to life, personal relationships, etc., and provide services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Through various medium, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Play Therapy, clients are assisted to understand and express their inner thoughts, hence manage and improve perplexity triggered by emotions and life.
(206) 432-4278
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University Place, WA 98467
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Jennifer R Trefonas
Counselor, MS, LMHC, MHP
Verified
Verified
I specialize in HELPING with EMOTIONAL ISSUES: depression, anxiety, grief, RELATIONSHIP trouble, addiction, grief/ LOSS, being BULLIED, low self-esteem, CHILDREN, past ABUSE affecting life presently, WORK problems, trouble at home, SCHOOL issues, parent-child issues, divorce & separation, and balancing work & family .
Hello, I am Jennifer R. Trefonas, MS, LMHC, MHP. I was initially licensed in FL in 1992, moved to WA 2002; licensed WA 2001. I ENJOY assisting INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, COUPLES, & CHILDREN in overcoming obstacles. I AM ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. Contact me for HELP with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction issues, bullying, grief, feeling shamed, taken advantage of, abuse of any kind, trouble at work, getting along with others, HOW TO BE HAPPY and POSITIVE, hypnosis, and most anything! I'm NOT PARANOID, but that is funny,,,:)
(559) 793-7052
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Tacoma, WA 98405
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Sharon Lee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel like you've tried everything and you're ready to give up on your relationship? Are challenges with your significant other negatively impacting your life? If you've been feeling stressed, overwhelmed and exhausted lately, you've come to the right place. I use family systems techniques to enable you to access your strengths and achieve relief. Together we will create a plan to get your relationship back on track. You and your partner will find yourselves in a safe place to reach your greatest potential. Relationships are complicated and you deserve a specialist to help you navigate challenges.
(253) 264-0894
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Tacoma, WA 98405
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Dolynda Allen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
It is quite common to experience difficulties throughout life. When these difficulties arise an individual may seek the assistance of a counselor or therapist in order to better understand and deal with the issues. Deciding to seek counseling is the first step in change and is often one of the hardest decisions to make. I work with clients who are trying to cope with anxiety, depression, early childhood trauma, sexual abuse, PTSD, and family integration problems. I am someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of these issues.
(360) 215-5065
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Tacoma, WA 98402
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Jennifer Evinger PLLC
Counselor, LMHC, CMHS
Verified
14 Endorsed
Verified
14 Endorsed
I would love to work with you and your family and appreciate the challenge that many people face when asking for help.
It can be a challenge to find a counselor that is not only a good fit, but has the knowledge to help with the concerns you are bringing to therapy. I work with both both children and adults in my practice and have spent the past 10 years specializing in treating anxiety, trauma/PTSD, and behavioral concerns (in children) using evidence-based treatments. Clients have described me as straight-forward as well as taking the time to understand their experience.
(253) 785-6569
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Fircrest, WA 98466
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lanae ayers
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EFT, Coach, Gottman
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Nearly everyone finds themselves in need of help, support and professional guidance at some time in their lives. If this is such a moment for you, take the first step toward getting the help you need by visiting my website. The specific therapeutic approach depends upon issues to be resolved and the needs of each individual, couple or family . In every case, however, my focus is to acknowledge existing strengths, resources and past solutions. Together, we immediately begin to transform negative thoughts, emotions and behaviors to create change
(253) 499-9078
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Tacoma, WA 98407
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Autumn C Star
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSWAIC, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Resources I utilize include Somatics, Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy.
Not currently accepting new clients. I serve individuals, couples, and families who are part of the LGBTQIA+ and poly/ethical non-monogamy communities. Living in a society that prioritizes profit over people and systematically privileges & oppresses based on identity takes a large toll. I believe therapy is a resource to help us navigate living in this world and be intentional about how we show up in it. My approach is to meet people where they are at and support them in exploring what tools, resources, and practices can best aid them in living into their authentic selves. I would be honored to be alongside you on your journey.
(253) 400-3185
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Tacoma, WA 98409
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Lou-Ann Lauborough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My compassion for my clients and their families comes from my own personal growth through loss, grief, aging, and disability; as well as being a family caregiver for more than 15 years.
My practice is currently OPEN to new clients. I provide TeleMental Health (online video counseling) and phone counseling only. I specialize in Aging, Illness & Disability, Loss & Grief, Caregiver Stress, Infertility, Life Transitions, and Depression. I have been a Clinical Social Worker for over 35 years, working in the areas of aging, healthcare, disabilities (physical and intellectual), mental health, and Hospice and bereavement. I work with adults of all ages doing individual and family therapy .
(360) 389-3915
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Office is near:
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Tina Alvarado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in Individual, Couple and Adult Family Therapy .
I'm accepting new clients! I work with people who want to break free from repeating unhelpful patterns while learning how to give themselves the care they really need. My clients are ready to examine the "hurts" that need to be healed in order to fully engage in their lives and relationships. They don’t just want skills, they want transformation. In order to get it they are willing to engage in session, practice vulnerability and explore the depth of the issues they face. I am particularly skilled in helping clients work toward body acceptance and my work is firmly rooted in Health at Every Size (HAES) principles.
(206) 222-6436
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Pride Counseling NW
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MEd, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
For the LGBTQ community, We offer specialized counseling concerning Coming Out, Family Reconciliation, Faith Reconciliation, Identity Development, Gender Identity & Transition, and LGBTQ-Specific Relationship Therapy (couples and poly folks welcome!).
Pride Counseling NW provides therapy for couples, individuals, and families of ALL kinds. If you're feeling powerless in the face of your problems, unhappy in your relationships, and "stuck" in your life, we'd like to help. Let's talk about what you're good at. Let's talk about what you want. Let's talk about how to get there.
(253) 201-0203
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Tacoma, WA 98406
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Maria Costello
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSWc
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whether we choose to focus on attachment styles, mindfulness, somatic work, family systems theories, CBT, psychodynamic work, grief and loss work, or trauma-focused interventions- I will work with my clients to see what feels right for them.
I believe that each of us has the power within us to heal ourselves, my job is to help my clients to access that power and to support them in achieving their goals through therapy. I utilize a strengths-based perspective to help clients to see what they have been doing right in their lives, acknowledge their current coping skills, and empower them to develop more skills so that their personal goals align with their actions, thoughts, and feelings. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and want to assist them in engaging with their own identities, belief systems, and finding meaning in their lives.
(206) 466-0874
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Tacoma, WA 98401
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Bahar Smith Counseling, PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CMHS, BC-TMH, CCATP
Verified
Verified
—My practice is full, I don’t keep a waiting list.—As a military family member, mother, and immigrant, I am familiar with the unique struggles related to frequent relocating, being a newcomer, individual, couple & family readjustment, interpersonal relationships and racial identity. Everyone’s journey is different. My hope is to help you increase your self-awareness, acceptance, coping skills, and live life with an open heart for self growth and improved relationships, most importantly the relationship you have to yourself. A large part of my practice focuses on working with individuals on relational issues and finding their voice.
(206) 207-0403
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Dupont, WA 98327
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Kelsey Schank
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am currently accepting new clients. Therapy is a place to feel heard, validated and offer growth and change to your life.  I am here to support your needs whether you are looking as an individual, couple or family . Every person holds a unique story and experiences; it is my goal to work collaboratively with you to achieve personal goals and growth throughout the therapy experience. I work with teens, adults, couples and families and bring a systemic focus on each individual’s needs in session. Traditional and non-traditional families are welcome.
(253) 676-9397
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Tacoma, WA 98403
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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.