Couples Counseling in Seattle, WA
We’ve all heard that relationships are hard and that they take work, but most of us don’t exactly know what type of work we should be doing. And how would we? We weren’t given a manual on how to navigate relationships effectively. Most of us never took classes that taught us how to connect with others successfully, and we don’t have an instructor who can help guide us through real life.
If you’ve been struggling or feeling “off” in your romantic relationship lately, you aren’t alone.
You may have even been working pretty diligently on your relationship for a while now, but feeling like your best efforts may not be getting you where you want to be. The good news is, even when life gets hard, you don’t have to go it alone.
At Clarity Counseling Seattle, we offer effective, research-based relationship counseling and couples counseling in Seattle, WA. Our relationship therapists are ready to help give you the tools you each need for a successful, fulfilling relationship that’s built on connection, communication, intimacy, and trust.
- It’s Never Too Soon for Couples Therapy
- Overcoming Stigmas around Counseling
- Counseling Offers Real-World Solutions
- Help for Couples in Crisis
It’s Never Too Soon for Couples Therapy
Approximately 44 years of relationship research shows that, statistically, many couples put off going to counseling until six years after they initially needed some help. That means these couples are dealing with feelings of frustration, anger, guilt, hurt, sadness, and loneliness for six years longer than they needed to!
This statistic reminds us that it’s never too early to consider couples counseling.
Even if things are going well between you and your partner, you can absolutely still benefit from attending therapy. Couples counseling provides a safe space for the two of you to discuss concerns, fears, hopes, ideas, and goals together.
If you start having problems and feel like you might benefit from couples therapy in Seattle, there’s no need to wait six years to get professional help. Our compassionate couples therapists are happy to work with you at any phase in your relationship, no matter how simple or complex your problems may feel.
Typically, the sooner you seek out the advice and guidance of a counselor, the better off your relationship will be. It's simply easier for each member of the couple to make the changes they desire the earlier into the relationship they are.
Overcoming Stigmas Around Counseling
Some people still feel uncomfortable or even ashamed at the idea of attending therapy. Even though our society is slowly moving away from stigmas around mental health and those seeking therapy for reasons other than mental health, inching toward greater acceptance of counseling, there are still taboos around going to therapy. This unfortunate misconception stops so many couples and individuals from getting the help they want or need.
At Clarity Counseling Seattle, one of our missions is for every couple who needs professional help to seek it out. From our perspective there is absolutely no shame in asking for the help of a licensed therapist when you want to overcome struggles within your relationship and move forward into a future together that includes more connection, friendship, passion, and joy. Our Seattle couples counselors are available to help you both in building or rebuilding the relationship you want to have with your partner.
In addition to couples counseling, we offer related therapy services such as individual counseling, men’s therapy, couples therapy for one, and sex/intimacy therapy if you find you need a different type of resource.
Counseling Offers Real-World Solutions
As licensed couples therapists, we have extensive experience, training, and education in helping couples of all genders and orientations to get what they’re seeking in their relationships. We rely on the most current, most commonly used, and most well-documented approaches to therapy, understanding that loving relationships are both an art and a science.
Through your time spent in counseling sessions with us, you and your partner can discover:
- The joy of being in a loving, committed relationship
- Fulfilling intimacy and sex
- A responsive and respectful way to approach challenges
- How to create a safe emotional space for each other
- A way to move past judgment, blame, and defensiveness
- Why you fell in love with each other in the first place
- How to decrease power struggles
- Conflict resolution through more open and effective communication
- A more effective way to talk about money, household responsibilities, gender roles, and other stressors
- Solutions through a collaborative process that strengthens your connection to each other
- Healthier coping skills that help you handle future conflicts
- The ability to parent as a team when children are involved
- How to keep your emotional and physical connections fresh even after years of being together
Real life is messy, and there is no one way to handle the countless challenges you and your partner may face during your life together. Regardless, those challenges will come—so it’s crucial that you have an action plan for dealing with them when they do.
Our couples counseling in Seattle will provide you with new tools to add to your toolkit and fresh strategies for tackling life’s many curveballs head-on. When you’re ready to schedule a couples therapy session with one of our counselors, please call our counseling office to schedule a consultation,
Help for Couples in Crisis
If you and your partner are struggling to connect, you may not even be aware of what the problem with your relationship is. After all, it’s hard to see the root cause of your adversity when you’re in the middle of it.
Couples therapy in Seattle, WA can help you understand what is causing your relationship crisis and, more importantly, how to move through into repair and stability.
Many couples enter relationship therapy in a state of despair and discouragement, yet discover through the process of treatment that their relationship can indeed become healthy again. Two members of a couple, no matter how distressed the union may be, can almost always heal the relationship wounds to evolve into a connection worth saving—but the reality is that couples in crisis typically need the help of a relationship specialist.
Our licensed couples therapists have specific training that allows them to see and understand hidden problems within relationships. Our counseling practice is home to professionals who come from different backgrounds and have unique personality traits and strengths. Still, they all share one common purpose: to help you and your partner rediscover your love for each other.
Schedule Couples Therapy in Seattle, WA Today
Our clinical team at Clarity Counseling Seattle is currently accepting new clients. So, if you and your partner have hit a rough patch in your relationship, don’t let another day filled with unhappiness and regret pass you by.
Instead, contact us today by calling (206) 910-1218 to learn more about what couples counseling has to offer you and your partner. Our counseling office is conveniently located on Westlake Avenue North near Queen Anne and South Lake Union.
We look forward to helping you discover a happier and more fulfilling romantic relationship!