top of page

Helping Couples Foster Connection and Intimate Relationships

Couples counseling and marriage therapy can be a wonderful option for couples looking to improve how they feel about their relationship. Patience, kindness, trust, and mutual respect are the cornerstones of a strong relationship. These qualities, along with healthy conflict resolution skills, create a safe space for connection and growth. Without them, even the most loving partnerships can struggle.

Couples therapy can offer a supportive and safe space for you and your partner to explore your problems and find resolutions that work for you. Healthy conflict is a natural part of every romantic relationship. It becomes concerning when conflict causes relationship ruptures with no way to repair and work through arguments. Through couples therapy and marriage counseling, we help each couple find an effective way to understand one another and navigate their differences in a productive and connecting way. 

Image by John Schnobrich


Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling

You may be wondering if couples therapy can actually help your relationship. Many clients want to know if couples counseling can save their marriage or if it's too late. Maybe you've been struggling for a long time and it's hard to imagine having a loving connection once again. The truth is that it's very difficult to work through relationship problems on your own. Many of us weren't really taught supportive and loving ways to resolve conflict, connect, and effectively communicate in long-term committed relationships.

Explore Problems, Find Solutions

Couples therapy can offer a supportive and safe space for you and your partner to explore your problems and find resolutions that work for you. Healthy conflict is a natural part of every romantic relationship. It becomes concerning when conflict causes relationship ruptures with no way to repair and work through arguments. Through couples therapy and marriage counseling, we help each couple find an effective way to understand one another and navigate their differences in a productive and connecting way. 

Image by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦


Couples Therapy & 
Marriage Counseling
can help if ...

  • You argue about the same topic or issues

  • You feel criticized more than you feel appreciated

  • It's hard to connect the way you used to

  • You no longer spend quality time together and it's not a priority

  • Infidelity has caused a painful rift between you and it's hard to trust   

  • You miss feeling close and connected to your partner 

  • Your arguments leave you feeling unheard and misunderstood

  • Sex has become a source of stress and frustration 

  • Differences in your parenting approach are creating resentment 

  • Betrayal has put your relationship into crisis


Don't Wait to Start Healing

Many couples wait years after needing help before seeking couples counseling. We now know that it's never too early to get the support your relationship needs. Don't wait until issues become overwhelming. Couples counseling can help address concerns early on, preventing bigger problems down the road. Couples counseling offers a safe space to discuss your concerns, hopes, dreams, and goals together to create the relationship you both desire.

We're Here to Support You

Our couples therapists are here to support you at any stage of your relationship, no matter the issues you face. Whether your relationship is just starting out, facing painful life circumstances, or if you're looking to enhance intimacy and connect, any couple can benefit from couples therapy in Seattle. Early intervention with couples counseling can lead to a happier and healthier relationship for you both. The sooner couples start therapy, the sooner they can develop the skills to create a fulfilling and lasting relationship. 

Our relationships can often feel effortless at first. Over time, even the strongest connections require ongoing effort from both partners. When expectations aren't met, or one person feels like they're carrying more weight, frustration and resentment can build. Couples can easily become consumed by their lives and avoid discussing concerns about the relationship. You might be distant, avoid talking about problems, and feel disconnected. We work with each person in the couple to mutually understand their needs.

Couples counseling and marriage therapy can help you address these challenges and create a more balanced and fulfilling partnership. Our therapists will build upon the strengths of your relationship while addressing communication, unhelpful patterns, and difficulties with intimacy that often impair emotional connection.

Leaves Shadow

Benefits of Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy

Our therapists have undergone extensive training and education in couples and sex therapy to provide the best possible case for all relationships. Research has identified effective strategies for working with couples that we implement with our clients on a daily basis. Your time spent with our therapists can significantly benefit your relationship.

You can expect to:

  • Develop stronger communication skills and learn to actively listen

  • Feel heard, understood and supported. 

  • Resolve conflicts constructively and find win-win solutions.

  • Rekindle intimacy and emotional connection. 

  • Gain a deeper understanding of each other's needs and perspectives. 

  • Rebuild trust through honesty and consistent actions over time.

  • Create a healthier and happier relationship you both deserve.

Can Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling Help My Relationship?

At Pacific Behavioral Health, our couples therapists are dedicated to creating a safe space where both of you feel heard and understood. We'll work together as a team to help you reconnect and rediscover what brought you together in the first place. We will help you work towards creating the relationship you want

You deserve a fulfilling relationship. For over a decade, our therapists have helped hundreds of couples navigate challenges and build stronger, more satisfying partnerships. With our many years of collective experiences, we are really good at helping people just like you!


Through couples therapy, you'll gain a deeper understanding of yourselves and each other. This newfound self-awareness empowers you to overcome challenges and build a relationship that truly fulfills you both.



Common reasons couples seek therapy

​There are many reasons couples will seek support for their relationship. Here are some common reasons why individuals may want couples counseling or marriage therapy:​

What Can I Expect From Couples Counseling or Marriage Therapy?

In couples therapy, you can expect a safe and supportive environment free from judgment. Our couples therapists will guide you and your partner in developing stronger communication skills and helping you understand the root of your challenges. This process focuses on ensuring both of you feel heard and valued, ultimately working towards rebuilding your relationship.


Couples therapy is a process where individuals come together to focus on creating mutual understanding and fulfillment in their relationship. We will help you work with your partner, not against them, to get the relationship you want. You will learn insightful tools to help you communicate more effectively with each other. Learning to communicate properly is a critical part of any relationship, and by learning new ways to communicate, you can get your needs met, feel closer, and ensure your relationship stays strong.


Couples therapy sessions will involve you and your therapist working together as a team to create a lasting and fulfilling partnership.

Hugging on Top of Hill

Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy Can Help Your Relationship 

Marriage therapy and couples counseling are not individual therapy sessions for two people. Couples therapy focuses on the dynamics of your relationship and working together as a team to build a stronger more connected relationship.


Each of you has unique needs, perspectives, and experiences that shape the dynamic of your relationship. Effective communication is key to navigating these differences and creating positive change. Therapy focuses on helping you hear each other, understand each other's perspectives, and communicate effectively. This is the path to positive change.

Whether you're facing a major hurdle or simply seeking a tune-up, couples counseling can be incredibly valuable. It's a safe space to understand each other's viewpoints, develop healthy communication skills, and ultimately, feel closer than ever before. It might just be the key to restoring the connection you both desire.

happy smiling african american couple walking together on beach at sunset.jpeg

Couples Reconciliation Therapy after Affairs, Infidelity or Sex Addiction

The pain of infidelity, compulsive sexual behavior (sex addiction), and compulsive pornography use strikes at the very foundation of a relationship. When betrayal is present, there is a fracture of trust that will not heal on its own. Rebuilding trust requires transparency, consistency, emotional authenticity, and genuine growth and change. Having empathy for your partners pain is crucial to healing the relationship. Your partner needs to know that you understand the trauma that the intimate betrayal has caused and that there is remorse.

Our couples therapists understand the complexity of issues surrounding the disclosure of sexual secrets, the damage of lost trust, the struggle to develop intimacy, and the pain and isolation stemming from the shame of sexual betrayal. Couples therapy can play a vital role for couples navigating the complex and painful aftermath of affairs, infidelity, and struggles with sex addiction or compulsive sexual behaviors. The therapy process requires deep introspection, honest communication, and a commitment to healing individually and as a partnership.


Through skilled guidance and compassionate support, couples can work towards reconciliation by fostering open communication and empathy. They can make a commitment to heal and navigate the challenges of rebuilding trust and forging a stronger, more resilient bond. 



Therapy Offers Guidance & Hope

Couples therapy can bring much needed guidance and hope for couples who are in crisis or struggling to heal their relationship on their own. Through skilled therapeutic intervention, couples can save their relationship and emerge from adversity with a renewed sense of understanding, resilience, and connection. Reach out today and see how couples counseling at Pacific Behavioral Health can help you reconnect and build a stronger, happier future together. We can't wait to work with you both!


Get Started with Couples Therapy

Are you ready to invest in your relationshit? We understand couples therapy requires time and a financial commitment. You can consider it an investment in a stronger, happier you and a more fulfilling relationship.  Our couples therapists are here to maximize your investment, ensuring your journey towards personal growth and a healthier relationship is rewarding and worth it. Let's get to work.


Choose Your Therapist

We want you to find a couples therapist who will be a great fit for your needs. 


Let Us Match You

We want starting therapy to be easy.
Let us match you with a great therapist

bottom of page