Couple Therapy

Love is an action. Being intentional is an action. Relationships that work are all about taking action. If you’ve been taking action and nothing seems to be working and you’re seeking outside help- congratulations for not giving up. You’re taking action in the right direction.

Too many couples today decide to call it quits before giving the time, understanding, and space to develop a healthy blueprint to make the relationship last a lifetime. That blueprint changes throughout the relationship’s stages of development and if you lose track of each other during the changes, it can feel impossible to make your way back. I want to tell you, if you have hope, it’s not impossible. And the relationship can be even better than it ever was.

By exploring the patterns and negative cycles keeping you in the same old fights, you will be able to shift from behaviors that no longer serve your relationship toward a healthier way of connecting. I take a direct but gentle approach, believing that transparency and collaboration are essential for effective work together. The most significant change occurs when destructive patterns are acknowledged and worked with in the moment. In a safe and supportive environment, I help to explore and untangle what’s underneath the behaviors and learn new ways to establish deeper connection.

My goal is to help couples strengthen their relationship while fostering their own personal development. A healthy partnership is a balance of nurturing your relationship, while growing yourself. Your relationship can bring out the best version of you, but you have to be willing to do the personal work to get there. Working alongside one another, supporting each other along the way, you can create the relationship you want with the person right in front of you.

True love doesn’t happen by accident. It’s deliberate, it’s intentional, it’s purposeful and in the end, it’s worth it. – Darlene Schacht

I specialize in a variety of issues and stages of relationship including:

  • Premarital and pre-engagement Counseling
  • Newlyweds/transition to marriage
  • Transition to parenthood
  • Empty nest
  • Communication Issues
  • Trust Issues
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting/Co-parenting
  • ASL Couples Workshop attendees: Have you previously attended The Gottman Institute’s Art and Science of Love weekend workshop and looking for a tune-up? Did you learn a ton of great information over the weekend but applying those skills on your own isn’t exactly working? What if you had a therapist trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy provide guidance while practicing the skills you learned?


3035 Island Crest Way, Suite 102,
Mercer Island, WA 98040

info@betterrelationshipstherapy.com
(425) 395-4086

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