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Auburn Couples Therapy & Counseling – Resolve Conflict and Renew Friendship

Are you looking to improve your relationship with your partner? Our couples therapy program is based on the Gottman Method, proven to help couples navigate through conflict, strengthen communication and deepen their bond.

Our counselors are certified professionals who ensure that you learn how to build trust, renew friendship and create intimacy. Furthermore, we also help couples share their life’s purpose and dreams with one another.

We offer private sessions in our office. Why not take advantage of your free initial consultation and discover how our approach can benefit your relationship today?

Schedule it now for more information.

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Issues We Work on in Couples Therapy

Couples who attend or are thinking about counseling in Seattle are experiencing any of the following in their relationship:


Learning to express yourself effectively and respectfully in your relationship.

Conflict resolution

Understanding the underlying causes of conflict and developing strategies to resolve disagreements.


Deepening emotional connection and physical closeness through honest dialogue and meaningful activities.

Trust rebuilding

Trust that has been broken or strengthening it further in a healthy way.


Establishing healthy boundaries within the relationship so that each partner can maintain their individual identity while still being connected to one another.

Financial issues

Developing a plan for managing finances that works for both partners, including budgeting, saving, investing, and debt management.

Family dynamics

Addressing any issues that arise from family of origin or extended family members and how they affect the couple’s relationship dynamics.


Exploring sexual needs and desires with sensitivity and respect, as well as discussing any issues related to intimacy or pleasure that may be present in the relationship.

Mental health

Understanding the impact of mental health issues on relationships, such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, etc., and finding ways to cope with them together as a couple.


Navigating challenging emotions related to loss or tragedy together in an empathetic way while honoring each other’s needs for time/space/support during difficult times.

What Types of Couples Benefit from Counseling?

Couples Counseling is for any couple! It doesn’t matter if you’re married (specifically marriage counseling), living together, single, gay, bi-sexual, polyarmoirs or straight. Couples often head to counseling in Seattle when they are unsure how to improve and repair the relationship. People often come to marriage counseling when things get “bad enough” that they are thinking about ending the relationship. But counseling services also work for partners who want to “tune-up” their relationship and remain on a healthy path – before a major relationship breakdown.

Discover What Couples Counseling Can Do For You

When beginning couples counseling, it’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to note that couples therapy is centered on helping the couple as a unit, not just one individual. Though, at times during the process there may be sessions where your therapist will want to get to know you and your partner separately in order to get a more comprehensive understanding of your respective histories and perspectives on the relationship.

Keep in mind, attending couples counseling isn’t limited to married partners; any type of relationship or partnership can greatly benefit from this kind of therapy. So, if you’re feeling like something needs to change for the betterment of your relationship- don’t hesitate to take advantage of this worthwhile service!

Convenient Online Couples Counseling 

Discover the convenience of online counseling with our Washington-based therapists. Whether you’re balancing a busy lifestyle or facing challenges brought on by the pandemic, our secure virtual therapy sessions provide an accessible way to get the support that can make all the difference in your life.

Our experienced counselors are available 7 days a week and offer free initial consultations to help get started – it’s never been easier to take control of your mental health! So don’t let distance be an obstacle for getting quality treatment when you need it most. Schedule today and experience first hand why so many people find success with virtual counselling from home.

Licensed Couples Counselors in Auburn, WA

Searching for a marriage counselor in Auburn, WA? Our team of experienced professionals specialize in working with young adults, individuals, couples, and families.

As licensed marriage and family therapists, they are uniquely qualified to help you get through difficult times as well as navigate life transitions.

No matter the circumstance, choose a certified mental health professional from our practice and trust that we have your best interests at heart.

Anchor Light Couples Therapy Program

Find out what to expect when you engage in couples therapy at Anchor Light

Uncover a More Fulfilling Relationship

Couples therapy can be incredibly beneficial in many different ways. For couples who are struggling with high levels of conflict, therapy can help them identify the source of these issues and learn strategies for successful resolution. For those looking to focus on a specific goal or navigate major life changes together, such as the birth of a child or relocation due to job loss, couples therapy can provide support and guidance.

Couples counseling is also beneficial for couples who aren’t having ‘trouble’. Many couples desire to establish a closer and more meaningful bond with each other. That’s why our service provides personalized care for you and your relationship.

Our therapists will work in tandem with you to ensure that whatever goals you have outlined for you and your partner will be met. During the course of therapy, those objectives may evolve as we gain greater insight into the relationship.

Reaching out for help is the first step towards creating loving, harmonious relationships that last. Ultimately, we are here to guide you on the path towards a more satisfying relationship.

Gain Insight Into Your Relationship for a Clearer Outlook

Couples therapy can benefit any relationship. Maybe you’re looking to end your partnership on a positive note and need guidance to do so in a healthy manner. Or, perhaps you’re hoping to make the best of your situation as co-parents outside of a romantic bond.

Whatever your goals may be, couples counseling gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and gain clarity about your relationship.

With specialized help from experienced therapists, you can come away with an improved connection—or the understanding that it isn’t sustainable—that will help both parties move forward more confidently.

LGBTQ+ Couples Counseling

The therapists at Anchor Light Therapy support the Sex Positive community in Seattle, WA. We are Poly and Kink friendly, LGBTQ+ friendly. We offer an inclusive and safe space for those that may have felt judged or misunderstood in other therapeutic relationships. Learn more about Seattle LGBTQ+ Couples Counseling

Premarital Counseling

Couples therapy is a great way to learn about your partner and create a stronger bond in your relationship. Contrary to popular belief, couples therapy isn’t just for couples experiencing a crisis; it can be a great preventative measure for any couple who wants to gain a deeper understanding of their partner.

In therapy, couples can discuss complex topics in a safe and supportive environment, understanding each other’s feelings and reactions more clearly. This helps them come together with respect and kindness as they work through difficult conversations or disagreements. With the help of an experienced therapist, you and your partner can build strong foundations for your relationship and create an even more loving bond.

Don’t wait until tensions arise; start developing a healthier connection today.

Why The Gottman Method?

Anchor Light Therapy Collective’s therapists are specially trained in the Gottman Method of couples counseling. We use evidence-based assessment techniques and intervention strategies to help you get through your conflicts, communicate better, forge deeper friendship bonds, become more intimate with each other, trust one another more, and share your life’s ambitions with your partner.

With our method, you can go beyond merely living together and instead grow closer as a couple.

Through the Gottman Method, couples therapy can make a huge difference in your relationship. Intimacy, affection and respect will be fostered, and arguments will no longer feel like a battle of wills. As you learn to listen to one another in an understanding manner, the harmony between you and your partner will increase.

Plus, greater empathy and understanding towards each other can lead to improved communication – allowing you both to bring out the best in one another. Put simply: with couples therapy, we can help make your relationship stronger than it ever has been before – enabling you both to enjoy a happier life together.

Why Anchor Light Therapy For Couples Counseling

We believe that couples therapy can be an incredibly valuable tool for improving relationships and addressing issues within a partnership. Our team is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where couples can openly discuss their challenges and work towards finding solutions.

We use evidence-based techniques and approaches to help couples better understand each other, communicate more effectively, and build stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

Benefits of Marriage Counseling vs Individual Therapy

That’s for your licensed mental health counselor to determine. We recognize that working through issues together as a couple is vital, but sometimes one or both partners have individual issues that need to be addressed outside of your marriage.

If there are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or other disorders present, it may be necessary to combine couples counseling with individual sessions. This way, you can take the tools and learnings from the individual treatment and bring them back into your relationship in order to progress and further improve your connection.

Why is Working with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Important?

At Anchor Light, our professional counselors are all highly trained and educated, licensed (LMHC) mental health professionals. This expertise provides you with the critical foundation needed for successful couple’s therapy.

Our therapists are also equipped with specialized knowledge of the Gottman Method which is a research-based counseling intervention designed to help couples improve their overall friendship, manage and resolve conflicts, and communicate more effectively.

This method is tried and true; the techniques taught are well-established and proven to be powerful tools in strengthening relationships.

By taking advantage of this evidence-based approach at Anchor Light, couples can gain invaluable insights into their relationship dynamics to create meaningful connection long into the future.

How much does a couples therapist cost?

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

First session

All subsequent sessions
$175 (50 minutes)

Low-Cost Therapy Options Available

We also offer discounted therapy through our Intern Program. Sessions are conducted by Master’s Level Seattle University Students. Intern Therapy sessions cost $70 and are 50 minutes long. Learn more about the program and schedule a free consultation:


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. 

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider. 

Out of Nework Insurance Options