Family therapy services in 98005: Bellevue, WA. Relationship and couples counseling.

Family counseling in 98005: Bellevue, WA. Honest and effective help for couples, relationships and blended families in and around Bellevue, Washington.


Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Colleen Hilton, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

40 Lake Bellevue Dr, Suite 100, Bellevue, Washington 98005 | 206-910-9476

The family is a unique social group with its own structure and patterns of communication and interaction. How families interact is affected by many things including beliefs and values, individual differences of family members and influences from the outside world including extended family, work and the community. Using family systems based therapies our counselors consider each individuals needs while partnering with the family to create positive changes. Let us help your family increasing communication and conflict management skills, navigate through family changes and transitions and create understanding and insight while working through difficult situations.

Doug McClosky, MS,LMFT
Family Therapist

Doug McClosky, MS,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1611 116th Ave NE, Suite 105, Bellevue, Washington 98004 | 206-245-8993

I help families find ways to encourage one another while working toward shared goals. Between first hand experience in residential care and as a family therapist, I have nearly 30 years of experience working with exceptionally challenging children. I teach strategies that minimize conflict through patience, respect, and understanding. Families experience a dramatic drop in conflict begin to look forward to their time together.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Family Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Bellevue, Washington 98004 | 1-877-606-6161

Most family therapists inadvertently create more chaos through their well-intentioned efforts to assist a family move through a change process. Why? Brains are inherently deregulated (all of us, may I add) and most talking and dialoguing misses brain-centric problems that need more intensive help. Many times the emotional trauma created by years of solving problems ineffectively can wreak havoc on the brain's parasympathetic nervous system, not ever giving the family a break from flight or fight thinking. Contact us for an innovative neuroscience solution to family dysfunction. Kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Family Therapist

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

Bellevue/Kirkland, Washington 98004 | Email anavadya@me.com

-decrease fighting, bickering and tension in daily life -dismantle unhealthy family dynamics -foster respect for differences -encourage honest and direct communication -enhance openhearted and honest relationships -fortify the husband/wife partnership -support development of healthy children -increase happiness and peace of mind -located in Bellevue/Kirkland Vicinity

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Heath Foster, MA, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Mercer Island, Washington 98040 |

Virginia Satir, an early pioneer of family therapy, said, “Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible – the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family.” My approach in working with families honors her idea that everyone in the family has an incredible worth and something to contribute. I strive in family therapy to increase the connectedness and trust between partners, siblings and parents and their children so that the family becomes a place all members thrive.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Family Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302 | 503-606-6412

Family therapy looks at the entire family system—parents, children, extended family members—to identify strengths and problematic behaviours. I collaborate with families on strategies for utilizing their own capabilities for resolving problems, and on developing effective communication and problem-solving skills for preventing conflicts. I specialize in working with families of teenagers, which is an age that can be challenging for both the teenagers and their parents.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Family Therapist

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

2366 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 417, Seattle, Washington 98102 | 206 979 6764

There are times when families realize that something needs to shift in their life before arguments or conflict or complete silence can stop. Together we will look at the patterns within your family, figure out what creates what, and get you all through this situation. Maybe a child is acting out or maybe a parent is at their wit's end or maybe you think that something is just not right in the family. In any case, it's likely that I can and will help you.

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Family Therapist

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

9500 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, Washington 98115 | 206-724-6857

Family relationships form the beginnings of all other relationships in our life. Learn tools and understanding on improving communication and positive feelings in your home. Difficult relationships can be changed and family members that are stressed can find relief and new patterns of coping. Getting help for your family will pave the road for a healthier home life and the ability for each member to nurture their future relationships.

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

22525 SE 64th Place, Issaquah, Washington 98027 | 425 652-1413

Many times, couples come in to see me for their interpersonal relationships, starting with the two of them. If they have children, they are often concerned about the effect their problems are having on the kids, and would like to see them receive help from the counselor as well. As a Marriage & Family Therapist, I am equipped to have the children join our sessions. Call me at 425 652-1413 if you would like your children included in the therapeutic process.

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC
Family Therapist

Sean Jackson, MA, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

1817 Queen Anne Ave N, #409, Seattle, Washington 98109 | 206-369-4792

Often there are times when our very family seems to be falling apart. It can feel hopeless and it can be easy to pin the blame on one or two people in a family. In my work with families, I seek to explore each members' unique voice and contribution to the struggles that our occurring. I find that when this is engaged and in an honest and open way, the issues are able to be addressed and worked through for the benefit of all. However, it often requires a therapist who can see from another perspective to help a family move together in a different direction together.

Karen Morton, LMHC
Family Therapist

Karen Morton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

4511 Densmore Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103 | 206-920-6743

I help hurting families heal. Often tensions are high and emotions can flare, but in the counseling room I work as a referee and guide to the words and emotions that need to be shared. I ask everyone involved to see the counseling room as a safe place and to honor the desire for peace. Some of the families I work with are in the process of a divorce. The session is used to help explain to the children, in language that is age appropriate, that their parents are separating, but it is not their fault and they are still going to be taken care of. This work is important to reduce the trauma of the divorce and create a healthier post-divorce family.

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA
Family Therapist

Marcie Klevens, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N Suite 341 Seattle, Washington 98103, Seattle, Washington 98103 | 206-607-2709

My extensive training in family systems theory helps me to promote better understanding and collaboration between family members. When one or more individuals are having problems I will help you understand them through focusing on family patterns as well as the parts played by individuals. We will come up with ideas and new ways of behaving based on deeper understanding of everyone’s contributing role within the family system. My goal is to help your family become a strong connected support system for any member in need of extra care.

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC
Family Therapist

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC

Psychotherapist

3429 Fremont Ave N. Suite, Seattle, Washington 98103 | 206-553-9858

My approach will draw from the Family Systems Model. The family dynamic is an intricate system created by the members involved and their individual histories. We will spend time looking at attachment styles and the roles each member plays in the family. I also have extensive experience with families dealing with a member having a mental illness.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

3301 Burke Ave N., Suite 220, Seattle, Washington 98103 | 206-475-7837

Even the happiest families hit speed bumps along the way. Sometimes tension can build in the home, or you feel less like a family unit. The family system continues to shift and develop as new dynamics and expectations grow. As you age, as your children age, and as the world around you changes, it’s important for the family system to adjust, and for communication patterns to shift. In family therapy with me, we will examine relationship patterns, ones that have transcended through generations and ones that are created between current family members. We will create new ways of relating and communicating to improve the overall functioning of the family as a whole system. Together, as a family, you have the capacity to create new and healthy patterns that...(view profile to read more)

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Family Therapist

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

1900 Dock Place, Suite #3, Seattle, Washington 98107 | 206-274-5889

As a relational therapist I typically work individually with you and do not meet with other members of your family. However we will discuss family dynamics and family or origin issues in the course of our work together. As we identify family issues we may at times role-play to give you the practice of representing yourself differently with your family. I see the role of your family of origin to be vital in understanding you as a client and the way in which you relate to others. As people we are molded from our relationships and our family is our first and most foundational relationship in our lives. Naturally we take on patterns of our family subconsciously. My work aims to help make

Tom Eggert, MA, LMHC
Family Therapist

Tom Eggert, MA, LMHC

Licenced Mental Health Counselor

2208 NW Market Street, Suite 315A, Seattle, Washington 98107 | 206-769-6377

Family therapy is one of my favorite and most challenging parts of my practice. I work from a family systems background. Working together we look at all parts of the family picture; past and present. It is very useful to include as many members as are willing to take part in the process. The systems approach allows for all aspects to be looked at including any generational abuse, neglect and family trends over time.

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT
Family Therapist

Israella Kleiman, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, AAMFT Supervisor, Clinical Director

15811 Ambaum Blvd SW Suite 110, Burien, Washington 98166 | 206-242-8211

Conflicts between family members can be complex and emotionally charged. If recent life changes, parenting challenges, emotional disorders, or behavior problems are straining relationships within your family, professional treatment could be extremely beneficial. Family history, relationship issues and communication patterns and styles are explores as well as individual experiences and perspectives. The therapist will work with the family towards a greater understanding between the family members. Family therapy includes work with divorced families, blended families, single-parent families, and various constellations of family. All types of families are respected and welcome.

Kira Love Flores, MS, LMFT
Family Therapist

Kira Love Flores, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mill Creek, Washington 98012 | 425-327-6776

Families are complicated systems wherein the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. I will help you and your family get past the stuck places of "bad conflict" and learn how to experience "good conflict.” We will work on communication skills while going to the deeper interactional problematic patterns. We will look at questions such as: “Where did mom and dad learn their earliest ‘love lessons?’ What was their family experience growing up? What does your current family do with feelings such as sad, mad, afraid or shame? Do people turn to each other, or away from relationship, and why?” I will provide opportunity for each family member to be heard and resolutions to be reached.

Julie Stroemel, Psy.D.
Family Therapist

Julie Stroemel, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

16000 Bothell Everett Highway, Suite 285, Mill Creek, Washington 98012 | (206)388-3929

The family unit can face any number of difficulties and challenges. Whether you are dealing with parent/child relationships, sibling issues, financial stress, special needs children, a blended family, or any other family-related concern, I am here to help. Together we will seek to identify unmet expectations, underlying concerns, and fears regarding the future. We will formulate an action plan that is agreeable to each family member in an effort to repair relationships, restore unity, and renew joy in your home environment.

Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA
Family Therapist

Heather Abbott, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

23106 100th Ave W, Edmonds, Washington 98020 | 206 940 7420

A Family is playful, exhausting, beautiful hard work. There are patches we can all use some new ideas, new ways to connect and understand each other. If you feel like something is a bit off and just not working right in your family right now - come work with me. Let me help you reconnect in new ways and have a safe place to ask for what you need. We all want our families to be the place we can be deeply known, supported, and celebrated. Let's change the patterns that are hurting your family and create a new path forward.

Alena Davis, LMFTA
Family Therapist

Alena Davis, LMFTA

Marriage and Family Therapist

13210 SE 240th St., Suite A5, Kent, WA 98042, Kent, Washington 98042 | 206-291-8466

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of Washington. I specialize in working from a systemic angle, which means I consider how your family, peer, and community networks have played a role in your development. In addition to working with individuals, I frequently work and treat entire families to promote healing on multiple levels.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Family Therapist

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

13210 SE 240th St., Suite A-5, Kent, Washington 98042 | 206-291-8466

I am the director of Meridian Counseling Services in Kent where I have a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist on staff. He uses a systems therapy approach to working with families. He specializes in couples, older children, adolescents/teenagers, parenting concerns, and step-family dynamics. Please visit our website to find out more: www.meridiancounselingservices.com.

Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT
Family Therapist

Laura Wallace, PhD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

3430 SW 320th St, Suite D-2, Federal Way, Washington 98023 | 2532896099

Relationships are some of the most shaping aspects of a person's world. Family therapy considers improving people's relationships as the most way to improve their lives. Whether it is better communication with a partner, warmer interactions between a parent and child, confronting a caretaker about abuse or neglect, or finding forgiveness for hurting someone you love, family therapy uses a system's approach to shape your relationships into what you want them to be.

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Family Therapist

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

902 Market St. Suite 310, Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 206-317-1898

Family Therapy can be one of the most dynamic ways to engage healing - sometimes in unexpected ways. In Family Therapy, each member of the family has the opportunity to learn about the (usually unspoken) rules governing how the family operates, and specifically how they have fit into, or chafed against the family rules and systems. In some cases, the family will encounter how a family member has been identified as the main problem. They will also learn how their relationships within the family are connected to what has been covertly and overtly passed on from generations before them.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Family Therapist

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Life Path Counseling, PLLC - 2367 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, Washington 98402 | 360-865-4852

Family Therapy is done from a holistic systems perspective. We examine the challenges you experience as a family, the dynamics of communication, the age of the children involved, and the relationship issues between the members in the family unit. This requires everyone to be open, honest, and reflective, and to be willing to try new ideas. Supportive resources are also provided to enhance the counseling work done in this practice.



98005 is a zip code located in King County and part of Bellevue, Washington. It has a land area of 7.498 square miles.  The population of 98005 is 17,714 people.