Great Couples Counseling in Port Orchard, WA. Therapy to heal relationships.

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


Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98110 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98023 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

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

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

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Certified Professional Relationship Coach

In 98409 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Rob and Dori are passionate life-changers. The most desired counseling is for marriages and couples. Both Dori and Rob work with couples and have for 30 years. Dori is the expert in relationships, mending and growing couples with skill-based activities, homework assignments, and practicing skills during sessions. Rob uses the same approach, yet is able to dive into deeper emotional and mental challenges with clientele. Dori uses self-assessments, questioning and inquiry, and evaluates the best steps needed for couples. Dori is also capable of referring individuals or both partners based on their needs. Rob is one of her referral therapists for trauma-related clientele.

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Alison Withey, MA, LMHC

Coach, Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98125 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Couples Counselor

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Couples Counselor

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98115 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Communication problems are listed as the number one reason why couples come into my office. Learning effective communication, how to love and be loved, how to cherish a relationship and enjoy one another, are areas I help couples with. We give love like we like to receive it. Not everyone likes to receive it the same way. Finding out your love language and your partners can make a huge difference in your relationship.

Missy Neill, M.Ed, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Missy Neill, M.Ed, LMHC

Licensed Counselor

In 98003 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Couples Counselor

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Jason Powell, MA, LMFTA
Couples Counselor

Jason Powell, MA, LMFTA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

In 98112 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

A large portion of my practice is dedicated to couples counseling and therapy. I know that affairs, sexual challenges, a lack of communication, and sometimes years of fighting can feel overwhelming. I am here to help you. I combine the structure of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with my actual experience in working with couples to help you create the lasting change you are looking for.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Couples Counselor

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In 98148 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Do you or your partner suffer from social anxiety and it's affecting your relationship? Social anxiety is a fear of negative judgment from others and it can lead to reduced levels of intimacy, suppressed emotions, feelings of isolation and loneliness and lack of communication. If one or both of you feels anxious socially, your relationship may be suffering too. Contact me for ways in which you can move past social anxiety to a fuller, intimate, richer, relaxed more authentic relationship.

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC
Couples Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA LCPC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Couples come with all sorts of 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. Come talk to me.

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, Clinical Director

In 98166 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Eric Borgh, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Eric Borgh, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

You may feel like your marriage is a sinking boat. You also might be very fulfilled in your relationship and you can't help but feeling something in the way you and your spouse relate just doesn't work. So many marriages languish, two people who are legally married, but have begun relationally separating long ago. Our work together will pay attention to the difficulties you have together while also building on the strengths you already have. We will look into communication patterns, relational styles, your individual and collective stories. Whether it is an emergency or a nagging feeling or somewhere in the middle your marriage is worth the care and the work it takes to thrive together.

Julie Hanson, Psy.D., LMHC
Couples Counselor

Julie Hanson, Psy.D., LMHC

Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors

In 98105 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Having a third party present can make it much easier to talk about what is troubling your relationship without descending into fighting or avoidance. In a supportive environment, your therapist will help you understand how your history as individuals as well as a couple is contributing to your current disconnection, breaches of trust, lack of intimacy, and inability to communicate and reach workable agreements. Learn skills to better understand and respect one another, be able to reach toward each other for love and support, have fulfilling experiences of intimacy and connection, and create a life that represents each of you and both of you.

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98122 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

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

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98335 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Wendy Smith, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98119 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

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.

Mario White, M.A., LMHCA
Couples Counselor

Mario White, M.A., LMHCA

Relational Therapist

In 98337 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Living as a Christian couple can be difficult waters to navigate. There is a desire to honor God while there is also a longing to get to know your partner more intimately. My approach to couples counseling addresses the issues that need to be explored so you can determine if your partner is one that you will likely be satisfied with years down the road while at the same time, exploring the issues that you need to address to be the best partner possible. With a fresh approach that is deeply rooted in Christianity but disentangled from unnecessary traditionalism, you will be pleased with the results of becoming more aware of your relationship.

Leslie Fleming, MA, LMHC
Couples Counselor

Leslie Fleming, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98020 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

I deeply appreciate working with couples. Discovering the gifts and teachings you have for each other, supporting the deep love that is so often part of the pain between you, deepening the continuing journey of more authentic awareness of each other, and even working to let go of a relationship that no longer serves you is often magical. We explore the patterns that support and undermine your relationship, the constructs of belief, habit, and expectation that these hold in place, the ways to shift your part in them, and what is core to those fights about "stupid things". Working with how you communicate and moving you away from blame and shame builds a foundation for relational healing.

Danielle Jenkins, PsyD & Jennie Chapman, MS, LMFT
Couples Counselor

Danielle Jenkins, PsyD & Jennie Chapman, MS, LMFT

Danielle D Jenkins PLLC

In 98466 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

Jennie at this practice is a wonderful couples therapist. She enjoys helping couples peel back the layers to determine how they ended up wit the struggles they are having. She especially enjoys seeing couples who are doing individual work and are motivated to make changes in their marriage. She has an LMFT and is very comfortable seeing all types of couples.

Ken Urie, MA
Couples Counselor

Ken Urie, MA

Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists & Social Workers

In 98036 - Nearby to Port Orchard.

When we choose a partner in life we hope for good times shared together--and to have someone to lean on and mutually support through the tough times. That's why it's so deeply painful when your relationship is strained or broken. Our counselors at Mill Creek Family Services help you get to the heart of the matter and rebuild the relationship you desire. Through the counseling process you find that you're communicating more effectively, resolving conflicts much more quickly, and deepening the love and fulfillment that first brought you together.


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

Port Orchard is located in Kitsap County, Washington. It has a land area of 9.66 square miles and a water area of 1.44 square miles.  The population of Port Orchard is 13,607 people with 4,650 households and a median annual income of $62,587. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Port Orchard, WA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Port Orchard are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Port Orchard public health department.