Couples Therapy

A safe space for both of your voices to be heard

Couples therapy is a safe space for you and your partner to explore where you've been, where you are right here and now, and where you want to go together. Some couples make an appointment when they want to be proactive before moving in together, getting married, or they are navigating a major life transition such as moving or parenthood. For many, rekindling intimacy, trust and improving communication are top priorities.  You and your partner may also be in the midst of a crisis, and perhaps in a period of discernment about whether or not to continue in the relationship.

Every couples story is unique

And as marriage and family therapists, we are specifically trained in supporting partners as they navigate everyday struggles and deeply painful, intimate challenges. We strive for balance as we honor your individual experiences and help you both feel heard and understood. No matter where you are in your relationship journey, your ECS clinician is here to meet you exactly where you are. 

Our clinicians are kink friendly and respect all relationship structures. We encourage you to browse our therapist profiles and reach out for a phone consultation to find an Emerald City Sanctuary clinician who is the right fit for you.

We have therapists that specialize in the following areas of couples therapy:

  • One or both partners living with anxiety/depression/chronic stress
  • Work/Life Harmony
  • Life Transitions
  • Infidelity
  • Sex, Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Polyamory and Open Relationships
  • Gender Identity and Transition
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Infertility
  • Chronic Illness
  • Trauma

Don't see a topic listed? Reach out and let us know what you need. If you and your partner are unsure if couples therapy is right for you, or if you are looking for an educational relationship "tune-up", click to learn more about our Couples Checkup program. We are excited to offer this affordable three-session package designed to guide partners in emotional sharing and communication skill-building.