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Tacoma Couples Therapy & Counseling

Discover the power of couples therapy and the Gottman Method at our Uptown/Lower Queen Anne office. Our experienced counselors understand how to help you navigate conflict, improve communication, strengthen friendship, deepen intimacy, build trust, and  share your life’s purpose and dreams with each other.

We offer free initial consultations so you can explore how couples therapy can be of benefit to your relationship. Schedule yours today to learn more about how we can help you both create a deeper connection.

With us as your guide, you’ll have the tools and techniques you need to conquer any challenge that lies ahead in your journey together.

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Working Through Relationship Issues in Couples Therapy

  • Communication issues, such as difficulty expressing feelings or understanding one another’s perspectives.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
  • Dealing with anger and other difficult emotions in a healthy way.
  • Working through past hurts and resentments that can interfere with the present relationship.
  • Learning to trust one another again after betrayal or hurtful experiences have taken place in the relationship.
  • Understanding how family dynamics, childhood experiences, and cultural backgrounds affect the couple’s interactions with each other.
  • Developing healthier boundaries between partners to promote respect and mutuality in the relationship.
  • Enhancing intimacy, connection, and closeness by exploring each partner’s needs and desires for physical and emotional closeness.
  • Navigating life transitions such as marriage, parenthood, career changes, or grief/loss together as a couple unit rather than individually managing them alone or apart from one another.
  • Learning how to effectively manage stressors while maintaining a healthy balance of work / life commitments within the relationship

What Can Couples Gain 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.

Understanding Couples Counseling

Starting couples counseling can be daunting. Our therapists don’t treat you like two separate individuals, they look at the relationship as a whole. Couples therapy is all about what is best for the partnership, not just one of the parties.

Our method of couples therapy seeks to identify and explore areas of conflict in order to create a stronger and healthier relationship between partners. By taking this step together, couples have the opportunity to build a more secure bond and improve their connection with each other.

In some cases, our therapists take the time to get to know you and your partner as individuals, learning your histories and perspectives. This helps us provide tailored advice that is specific to your unique situation, helping you make positive changes in your relationship.

So if you’re looking for ways to improve communication and strengthen the bond with your partner, consider couples therapy today.

Convenient Online Therapy Options

Take control of your mental health with our secure and convenient online therapy sessions. Our virtual counselors, based in Seattle, provide individuals and couples the treatment they need without having to leave their homes.

Don’t let a busy lifestyle stop you from getting support when you need it most; we are available 7 days a week.

With our online counseling solutions, there’s no reason not to get the help that can truly transform your life and make a positive difference. Schedule now for a free initial consultation and experience the benefits.

Licensed Couples Counselors in Tacoma, WA

Our team of licensed family therapists is experienced in providing couples therapy, as well as coaching individuals, young adults and families through both challenging life transitions and everyday struggles.

With a licensed marriage and family therapist by your side, you no longer have to deal with these matters alone – let us help make your life a little easier.

Anchor Light Couples Therapy Program

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

Exploring the Benefits of Couples Therapy

Couples counseling can be an incredibly beneficial tool in helping to build and maintain strong relationships. By getting to the core of conflicts, couples can learn to effectively resolve their differences as well as sharpen their communication skills. For couples going through life changes such as job loss or the arrival of a new baby, therapy can provide a valuable source of support and guidance throughout the process.

Couples therapy can also help facilitate a deeper connection between partners, offering the chance to address issues of intimacy. Every couple is unique and our therapists will work with you to reach the goals that you have set for yourself and your relationship.

As you gain more insight and understanding into yourselves and each other, these goals may change and evolve throughout your therapy process. Investing in couples therapy allows for the opportunity to truly nurture a connected bond, all while receiving professional guidance every step of the way.

Gain Insights and Clarity into Your Relationship

Where couples therapy provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships and learn to work together, it’s also a way for couples to gain clarity on the state of their relationship, ultimately leading them to determine whether it is sustainable going forward.

If you are looking to end your relationship on good terms, or grow as co-parents outside of a romantic relationship, counseling can help develop new skills that will improve the functioning of your partnership.

Couples therapy offers valuable insight into the dynamics between you and your partner regardless any goals you may have.

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

Far from being solely for couples already facing difficulties, couples therapy provides an opportunity to foster understanding and address underlying issues before they become an issue. Taking the time to work with a counselor is a smart investment in your partnership; it’s an invaluable chance to examine how you relate to each other, how you communicate, and the kinds of emotions that arise between the two of you.

Through couples therapy, couples can learn how to handle difficult conversations without becoming overwhelmed or frustrated, helping them to create a strong foundation for their future together. Such counseling can be thought of as preventative medicine for relationships – arming partners with the tools needed to keep both individuals and their relationship healthy and happy.

Why The Gottman Method?

At Anchor Light Therapy Collective, our experienced counselors have been trained to use the Gottman Method of couples counseling. This approach enables us to help couples develop practical strategies and solutions which are proven to make a positive difference in their relationships.

We’ll work with you both to build trust, understand each other better, strengthen your friendship, and deepen the intimacy between you. Additionally, we’ll encourage you to express your dreams and aspirations so that together you can work towards living out your life’s purpose as a couple.

The Gottman Method of couples therapy is designed to create a better, more harmonious relationship between partners. By removing the barriers of conflict in communication, couples can experience increased intimacy and mutual respect, as well as more affectionate interactions.

With this approach, each partner will have a greater level of empathy for the other, leading to more understanding and connection in the relationship. Let us help you bridge the gap between you and your partner so that you can work together towards a stronger bond with one another.

Why Anchor Light Therapy For Couples Counseling

As a company of professional family therapists, we believe that couples therapy can be an invaluable resource for couples who are looking to strengthen their relationship and improve their communication.

Our team is made up of highly trained and experienced therapists who are dedicated to helping couples navigate the challenges that they may be facing in their relationship. Whether you are dealing with trust issues, conflicts around parenting or finances, or simply looking to improve your connection with your partner, we have the skills and expertise to help you find the support and guidance you need.

Should I Seek Marriage Counseling or Individual Therapy?

That’s for your licensed mental health counselor to determine. Couples therapy is about working on issues together. Sometimes one or both partners in a relationship have individual issues that cannot be addressed in couples sessions. Issues involving anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and other disorders may require an individual approach to treatment. If this is the case, we often recommend you to continue marriage counseling so you can use tools, techniques, and learnings from individual therapy to improve your relationship.

The Importance of Working with a Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Investing in the expertise of a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) is essential to ensure the highest quality of professional counseling.

Our therapists at Anchor Light have multiple years of training and university education in mental health, providing you with the necessary foundation to confidently pursue couples therapy.

Additionally, all our counselors are trained in the Gottman Method, an evidence-based practice with decades worth of research and proven results. This approach focuses on teaching couples techniques to build a strong friendship, resolve conflicts effectively, and communicate openly – all elements crucial for relationships to thrive.

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)


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