Great Couples Counseling in Des Moines, WA. Therapy to heal relationships.

Licensed therapists for relationships and marriages in Des Moines, Washington. Discounts available (see profiles).


Couples Counselor

Teresa Renner, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Having been married over 20 years myself (to a psychotherapist, none the less), I understand the difficulties of making marriage work, especially when children are involved. Utilizing approaches from Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Terrance Real, as well as Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks I am able to cut through a lot of the issues couples are facing to find the root of the problem, then offer perspective and skills that can change the dynamics involved. I teach communication skills, and the art of heart centered listening, as well as forgiveness and reframing. I specialize in working with couples who've experienced betrayal in their relationship. I believe relationships are meant to teach us, and heal us.

Couples Counselor

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Relationships are difficult and many relationships can be healed if given the opportunity. I believe in addressing core issues in a relationship that address the couple itself. Why is the couple acting in this cycle and what can I do to help you identify your cycle and find a healthy way of interacting. I draw much of my work from Dr. John Gottman's research on healthy relationships and am not afraid of giving frank feedback when I feel couples are being verbally or emotionally abusive to each other. I believe in setting clear boundaries so couples learn to fight fairly so both sides can communicate their needs with each other without feeling shamed, degraded, or criticized.

Couples Counselor

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Moines

I specialize in working with couples on their relationships issues, and I am certified in a Couples Communication Program. I work with couples on issues such as: Communication Barriers, Intimacy Issues, Restoring Trust, Infidelity Issues (including sex addiction and internet pornography), Developing Healthy Boundaries, and Preparing for Marriage / Premarital Counseling.

Couples Counselor

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Moines

If you are tired of the same old argument with your partner, and are ready to make some lasting changes, give me a call at 425 652-1413. I love working with couples and have the unique ability to see both sides of the situation, and to help each partner better understand what the other is trying to say. I bring a sense of humor to the whole process. Call me today.

Couples Counselor

Missy Neill, M.Ed, LMHC

Licensed Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Relationships are complicated, to say the least. Even healthy relationships experience moments of doubt and hardship. I’ve helped couples overcome a wide-range of issues including mistrust, infidelity, guilt, poor communication, intimacy issues, and life changes. Building a life with someone is difficult. Sometimes it helps to have a mediator who can offer unbiased support and guidance. We’ll talk about your concerns, needs, and future goals. If you’re thinking about counseling, then there’s still hope. You obviously care deeply about your partner. I can offer help undoing negative patterns and behaviors so the both of you can build a happy future together.

Couples Counselor

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Couples come to me with all sorts of different problems. Maybe there's no sex in your life (or not enough). Maybe there's been infidelity (or one or both of you is considering it or suspecting it). Maybe you find it difficult to talk with one another. Maybe it's in-laws or your partner's friends that don't quite mesh well with you. Regardless of what the problem is, I can help you reignite the passion in your life for one another.

Couples Counselor

Tammy Westergaard, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Every couple is unique- what works for some, does not work for all. In a nonjudgmental and non-pathologizing space, I help couples of all kinds to create the relationship that will meet both partner's needs. Through thoughtful, heartfelt and insightful discussions, we will arrive together at the model that works best for you and your relationship, and together we can resolve old wounds to help you come together again to support one another with love and kindness.

Couples Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Moines

I approach my work with couples through an attachment lens. This means that I treat the relationship as my client while looking at how individual's personal history of attachment plays out in relationship. Couples often seek counseling after trying everything they can to stay together, but feel stuck and weary. You may be wondering: How do I navigate the same fights over and over again? Is it possible to heal after infidelity or a breach of trust? Couples counseling provides hope and new skills to work through conflict toward lasting change. I especially enjoy working with couples whose relationship is affected by one or both of the partners' past trauma.

Couples Counselor

Paige Stines, LMFTA, CSAT-C

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Within driving distance of Des Moines

In working with couples, it's important to recognize that each individual brings their own unique experiences and backgrounds into relationships. As I work with couples, I meet you where you are and provide a safe environment to explore different topics and how they relate to the overall health of the couplehood. This will include looking at your family of origin, working to increase positive communication, and discovering ways to be intentional about maintaining a health relationship.

Couples Counselor

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Moines

When I work with couples, I am very intentional about first listening to both individuals and then seeking to slow down the process of how you communicate with one another. By doing this, we are practicing and preparing you both for those real, in-the-moment conversations that seem to keep you stuck in the same place. By growing in your ability to listen to each other, you will begin to understand what it is that your significant other needs and you will begin to feel more heard and understood. When you do this, more often than not, you are able to break those old habits of communicating and relating to each other. Call me to find out more about this process.

Couples Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

Within driving distance of Des Moines

As couples counselors we utilize counseling theories from Dr. John Gottman, Dr. David Schnarch, and Dr. Sue Johnson all of which feature very different approaches to couples work - conflict de-escalation, differentiation and attachment. Depending on the couple we may borrow from one theory more than other. Our goal in therapy with couples is to be a third ear in the conversation and to help encourage my clients to say the things they need to say to their partner. We may begin to point out to areas where one partner may not be hearing the other well. In all cases we try to help clients listen to each other.

Couples Counselor

Paul Duke, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

Within driving distance of Des Moines

Sharing a life with a chosen, intimate partner can be one of the greatest challenges one can face, and also one of the most satisfying and life giving experiences possible. All couples eventually experience the transition from 'falling in love' to hitting the rocky roads where being a couple is frustrating, full of resentment, anger, hurt and other types of pain. It is ironic that these rocky roads are the pathway through which most couples must travel in order to find the love they want. I help couples connect with each other on a level that involves risk and vulnerability, and leads eventually to deep friendship as the foundation for a lasting, satisfying love.

Couples Counselor

Laura Wallace, Ph.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Moines

The couple relationship is a dynamic, challenging landscape that requires communication, understanding, and commitment to navigate. Whether you are looking to improve an already healthy relationship or confronting painful issues that have led you to the brink of divorce, I can work with you and your partner to find the most growth and healing possible in your situation.



You Have Found The Best Couples Counselors in Des Moines, WA. Restore Your Relationship.

Thank you for visiting our Washington search of licensed therapists for couples in Des Moines who specialize in helping relationships and marriages heal and overcome division and hurt. Relationships are hard. Unless you are actively working towards coming together, by default you are drifting apart. It takes work. A licensed therapist is an expert at helping to untangle the mess that can develop when things go wrong. Find honest and effective couples Counseling in Des Moines and renew your relationship.

Des Moines is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 6.49 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Des Moines is 31,221 people with 11,490 households and a median annual income of $58,057. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Des Moines, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Des Moines is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Des Moines therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility