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Every couple has a moment when they start to fight more than talk, feel angry or withdrawn rather than connected with their partner.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 experienced 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.
To get the most out of the fewest appointments, we recommend weekly couples counseling sessions in our Vancouver, WA office.
Spreading out treatment with several weeks in between makes it harder to get progress because session time is used on new issues rather than addressing the root problem. Plus, delaying appointments only delays the time before you get the results you want.
Are you ready to start couples counseling?
We encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment online.
We look forward to meeting you!
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:
“We used to fight all the time. In marriage counseling [with Krkisti], we learned how to listen and understand, to validate each other and hear things from each other’s perspective. We can pick and choose what is driven by emotion vs. our values and goals for our interactions. Our home has more joy.”
– couple with two children, Washington
“Trinity Saldana is one of the best therapists. Not only is she able to manage any situation she does it with such grace. Everyone she works with feels they are heard and supported.”
– Woman, Vancouver, WA