Great Couples Counseling in Federal Way, WA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, Clinical Director

In 98166 - Nearby to Federal Way.

We identify core issues, conflicts & relational patterns that may be contributing to some of the presenting issues. In addition, finding the strengths and common goals in the couple’s relationship will be integral to the process of therapy. The goal with couples’ therapy is to find successful ways of interacting, develop healthier means of relating, use effective tools in communication & restructure a strong foundation for their relationship to flourish. Therapy provides a safe, responsive place to discuss issues and concerns. Through the course of therapy, individuals will be better able to manage other areas of life and make sound and healthy decisions regarding their relationship.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98126 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Couples Counselor

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC
Couples Counselor

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98040 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Couples therapy is both challenging and rewarding. Providing a safe place for couples to talk about intense issues and to learn new ways to manage conflict and build or rebuild a strong relationship is my primary goal. I have taken Level 1 and Level 2 of Gottman Methods Couples Therapy so integrate these concepts into my work with couples. I have evening and weekend hours to accommodate the needs of most couples.

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC
Couples Counselor

Robert Olsen, MS, LMHC, CTT, PMP, CPLC

Licensed Counselor & Certified Professional Life Coach

In 98409 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Rob and Dori are passionate about changing lives. The most popular counseling approach for couples who need a deeper, more therapeutic experience is meeting as a couple with couples. Clients get both Rob and Dori during sessions all for the price and time of the classic one-counselor method. About 40% of our clients choose the other approach called Relationship Life Coaching. Coaching focuses less on emotional trauma and deep issues, and more on communication, conflict resolution, and relationship skill building. Coaching is slightly less expensive than counseling.

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Couples Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Couple/Marriage counseling services are often tailored to the concerns of the client couple. We can examine any issues involved in your relationship, and then develop ideas and strategies to work on creating change. This is not the place to fight or argue, but rather to work on things like communication, mutual responsibility, and awareness of each other's needs. It requires both parties to be present at every session, and to be willing to work for the relationship.

Parke Burgess, MA
Couples Counselor

Parke Burgess, MA

Psychotherapist

In 98407 - Nearby to Federal Way.

My primary focus is working with couples. If you feel like your relationship isn't as close as it used to be, or you would like it to be, or you find yourselves falling into the same old patterns of conflict or distance, or you are missing a real sense of connection with your partner--then I may be able to help. Using Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), I help you explore the patterns in your relationship and get down to the core emotional drivers that keep you from being close. EFT has been shown to restore couples to a secure and lasting bond in more than 70% of cases.

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Have you spent significant amounts of time with your partner or spouse confused as to why they don't understand where you are coming from or what you are even about? Yet you keep going because there is some sense of commitment between you. One day something triggers and you need a change. I help couples and partners to see each other. How many times have you just felt like it would be so helpful if there was just someone else in the conversation with you both? As your couples therapist, I will help clear away the confusion and bring you both closer to sharing your true self with the other, in a way that can be seen and heard by the other; and that is where we will begin.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Couples Counselor

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Couples Counselor

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98004 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Our work together encourages open and honest relating • increases listening without judgement and speaking without anger • decreases fighting, bickering and cold shoulders • enhances intimacy, sexuality and satisfaction • dissolves hurtful and dysfunctional patterns of behavior. The process is available to anyone willing to invest time and energy. All that is required is an open mind.

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98027 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Federal Way.

There are countless models of healthy romantic relationships, from monogamous to polyamorous, and unique variations between partners. The scripts for dating and longterm relationships of our parents’ generations may not be applicable to your relationship, and there is no formal education in how to be a good partner or how to identify unhealthy relationships. But there is psychological research that shows that effective communication, emotional openness, intimacy, and other factors contribute to healthy relationships. Creating these conditions are skills that can be learned. I practice brief humanistic and emotion-focused therapy (EFT) to help my LGBTQ and hetero clients learn these skills.

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98371 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Relationships are a difficult endeavor, everyone wants the “perfect” one but how do we get there? Most often open and honest communication is mentioned. But what happens when communication is the problem? When you are afraid to express yourself given current or past experiences? Often difficulties in communication are indicators of deeper underlying issues. Identifying these issues and working through them can aid couples in coming closer to that “perfect” relationship. I work with couples who are looking for help for a variety of reasons. Whether it is anger, co-parenting, communication, emotional closeness, intimacy, or infidelity; I can help.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA
Couples Counselor

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98405 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Money in the bank is always a good feeling. I work with couples to treat every interaction as an opportunity to put money in the bank to build trust through positive interactions. Working on communication is the avenue towards this idea, and create common relationship goals will provide the structure and common bond that provides structure while couples are not in therapy but still allow them to move forward.

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Couples Counselor

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 98004 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98101 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Each person in a relationship brings their own unique set of experiences and strengths. That’s part of what makes an intimate connection so fulfilling, and at times, so challenging. Couples work often focuses on increasing the awareness of these experiences and differences and how they may influence interactions with our partner. By increasing each individual’s awareness of the patterns within the relationship, you become more able to make distinct choices around how you communicate with and respond to your partner. Our therapists are trained in research-based therapeutic approaches that teach communication skills, help bridge the gap between differences and repair breaches of trust.

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98112 - Nearby to Federal Way.

All relationships go through periods of ups and downs, but sometimes couples find themselves unable to get out of a down-time and back to feeling connected and happy. I work with couples facing issues such as conflict, communication and intimacy. I approach couples counseling in three phases, first exploring, identifying and assessing for patterns and areas of disconnection in your relationship. Second we begin to repair and build new pathways for communication, connection and closeness. During the third phase we will look to create and generate for your future, identifying values, goals and dreams, building a foundation to support growth and change over the life of your relationship.

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98040 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I am a Seattle couples counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist working with couples in conflict and marital distress. We all hit road blocks in our close relationships.I focus on the emotional connection between partners. When relationships experience a stress such as a betrayal, illness, financial crisis, or struggle with parenting, it's common for couples to get caught in cycles of negative interaction. I use an evidence-based approach based on the work of the two most influential psychologists in marriage and couples work today, Dr. John Gottman of the Gottman Institute here in Seattle and Dr. Sue Johnson, known for her work on emotion-focused therapy.

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC
Couples Counselor

Emily Wood, MA, LMHC, NCC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98102 - Nearby to Federal Way.

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.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Federal Way.

When working with couples, I use “Emotionally Focused Therapy” to help partners deeply reconnect on the level of needs and feelings (as opposed to having that same unproductive argument over and over again). I also use very practical research-derived techniques to help partners develop strategies for successful communication and for joint living and dreaming, while, at the same time, maintaining their identities as whole and separate human beings.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

Whether you are married, living together or apart, single, LGBTQ+, or polyamorous, counseling can enhance your relationships. I can help develop skills and tools to increase emotional intimacy, create clear communication, and enhance deeper connections. I can assist you to dive below the surface to truly understand what is keeping your relationship from reaching mutual satisfaction.

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Lois Ridgley, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Counselor

In 98446 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I am always pleased to help engaged or married couples as well as couples who are living together. I make a point to bring up important issues such as commitment and what that means to them. My counseling services are not limited to any one sexual orientation. Using emotionally focused couples therapy, I help couples solve practical problems while helping them listen to each other emotionally so that real and long last change is possible.

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Federal Way.

I work with premarital couples, conflictual couples and couples healing from infidelity. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) an approach that will allow you and your partner to feel close and connected. You don't have to suffer in your relationship, it is possible to feel understood, close and connected to your partner. I treat all configurations of relationships: couples who practice monogamy, couples who practice polyamory and couples who identify as heterosexual, queer, gay and lesbian.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98188 - Nearby to Federal Way.

What are the most common couples' issues? If you are thinking "communication, conflict, sex, money, child rearing" you are correct. However, most therapists will go after the symptom on each side of the couple fence thinking that the way to effective change is by getting each party to "work" on their respective "issue". Many times the parties don’t agree but comply. Imagine if you could align the unconscious brains of a couple and stop the "working on your issues" part that has become so popular in therapy settings? Contact kevin@kevinflemingphd.com to learn how! Or call 877-606-6161. DR. FLEMING'S NEW RELATIONSHIP/COUPLES INTENSIVES. www.kevinflemingphd.com/marriage-couples-retreats.php



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Thank you for visiting our Washington search of licensed therapists for couples in Federal Way 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 Federal Way and renew your relationship.

Federal Way is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 22.27 square miles and a water area of 0.20 square miles.  The population of Federal Way is 95,171 people with 34,117 households and a median annual income of $55,673. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Federal Way, WA

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Federal Way 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 Federal Way therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Federal Way public health department.