Tired of Having the Same Arguments Time and Time Again?
Every couple has a moment when they start to fight more than talk, feel angry or withdrawn rather than connected with their partner.
It is really hard to gracefully manage problems in intimate relationships, whether those problems involve sensitive sexual issues, infidelity (cheating), parenting issues or ridiculous fights about whose turn it is to do the dishes.
As marriage and couples therapists, we want to help you improve your relationship!
We Can Work Together to Turn Your Relationship Around
Couples Counseling can help you experience:
- increased trust and security
- more peaceful communication
- a shared vision for your future
- a return to closeness
- more fun together
Our Approach to Couples Counseling
Even general practice therapists well versed in individual psychotherapy often lack advanced training in couples counseling.
Our training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples has given us a solid foundation for helping people improve their relationships. When applied in couples counseling, it has been found that this approach helps 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and that 90% show significant improvements.
Beyond our experience and training in couples counseling, we are passionate about our work. We feel challenged by our clients daily. We see the transformation of so many people. We enjoy giving hope to our clients when they are struggling.
We can assist you and your partner so you can restore the love you once felt and build a solid and lasting connection!
What Happens in Marriage Counseling?
All couples get trapped in negative communication patterns. For most of us, these patterns are hard to see clearly in our relationships.
The problem comes when a negative pattern of interaction makes both people feel bad about themselves and each other. Over time, couples get more distant and their negative pattern more powerful.
In Couples Counseling, we will work with you to identify the underlying negative pattern that keeps you apart. We will also guide you to create a more helpful pattern for your relationship.
Expect us to be warm and empathetic. When we work together, we will jump in with suggestions and information. We are not going to sit back in the session.
Our goal is to always try to help both partners feel safe in our sessions.
Our clients can also trust that our work will be confidential.
Life is too short to stay stuck in your negative patterns.
Give Couples Counseling a try!
Are You Nervous About Marriage Therapy?
It is normal to be nervous when you do something new, especially something as private as counseling.
We UNDERSTAND – we will help you feel comfortable from our first contact.
At the heart of our approach to counseling is an intention to create a compassionate, confidential and nonjudgmental environment so that, together we can safely address your struggles and facilitate the life changes that you desire.
There is no need to continue feeling bad.
Participation in counseling is a sign of strength and recognition of the importance of your relationship and family.
It’s time to feel better!
How You Can Work with Us
There are a couple of ways for you to work with us.
One way is traditional once a week couples therapy that you can schedule online. We have day, evening and weekend appointments available for your convenience.
Intake session 50 min | $ 165
Ongoing session 50 min | $135
Another way is Intensive Couples Counseling with Jasmine Schupp.
3-hour Intensive Couples Therapy | $405
Are you ready to start couples counseling?
We encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment online.
We look forward to meeting you!
D’Auna Barton, LMFTA
Jasmine Schupp, LMHCA
Not ready to schedule your first appointment yet?
Give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions (360) 356-8756
We look forward to meeting you and your family!
What our clients say:
“The work we do with D’Auna is different than other kinds of couples counseling we have done. And we have done a lot of counseling! It seems as though we are really getting somewhere.”
– Couple in their 50’s, Portland, OR
“I found Jasmine very easy to talk to. She was very non-intimidating and I felt like it was ok to be honest with her from the beginning of our time together. She never seemed to assume how I was feeling, which helped me learn to articulate and acknowledge my emotions.”
Woman (43 years old), Oregon
“We trust D’Auna, she has a way of seeing both points of view and bringing us together.”
– Couple in their 30’s, Portland, OR
“Jasmine was great. She helped us learn how to see how different things that we had went through in life was impacting our relationship. She was patient with us and taught us how to recognize what our needs were and how to ask the other for what we were needing without going into conflict mode. For the first time in years we are actually happy to be together! I’m really glad we were able to work with her! ”
Couple (34 years old and 32 years old), Vancouver, WA