Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Couples Counseling In Our Federal Way, WA Office and Online

Do you feel like you and your partner just keep getting stuck in the same frustrating patterns?

Do you feel like you have tried to get your relationship back on track and that it’s just not working?

The Relationship Rut

We all get stuck in ruts in our relationships. You know, the argument or issue that keeps coming up again and again that always leads to the same frustrating or disappointing end. If you knew how to resolve these patterns on your own we know you would have done so already! Sometimes it can be hard to admit you need help to get things on track in your relationship. Somewhere along the way many of us got the message that we are supposed to figure it out on our own

Help in Your Relationship or MarriageCouples Counseling Federal Way WA

From our personal and professional experiences, we want you to know that the smartest thing to do when you are stuck in a rut in your relationships is to ask for help! The sooner you get the help you need to get things back on track the more likely your relationship will withstand the test of time.

Our skilled and experienced couples therapists have successfully helped couples with:

  • Increasing feelings connection (we all deserve to be in a relationship where we feel nourished and supported)
  • Learning skills and strategies for effective communication (get out of the patterns and back into your relationship!)
  • Re-igniting the passion in their relationships (that gets so easily lost in the midst of jobs, kids, and responsibilities!) 
  • Rebuilding trust after an affair or betrayal
  • Finding ways to keep anxiety, depression, ADHD, or Autism/Asperger’s diagnosis from destroying relationships
  • Premarital counseling to help pave the way to a successful marriage right from the start
  • Deciding whether to stay in their marriage or to dismantle their marriage

We utilize evidence-based practices to support you in taking the steps towards a more fulfilling, nourishing, and satisfying relationship with your partner. You will walk away from your first session with immediate tools and strategies to help you both get on the same page again.

What would your relationship look like with some guidance and help of an experienced professional?

Elizabeth CabibiElizabeth Cabibi takes a direct, no-nonsense approach to working with couples. Elizabeth gets how hard relationships can be, and understands that they take a lot of work! If ongoing conflict is the rut you continually get stuck on within your marriage or relationship, Elizabeth is your therapist. She will help you understand the patterns you are getting stuck in and will help you effectively learn how to get back on track to feeling more connected. As a solution-focused therapist Elizabeth will skillfully help you move from where you are in your relationship to where you want to be. 

Elizabeth is available in our Federal Way office and through our Online Counseling Portal on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

You can also learn more about Elizabeth here.



Todd SadlerTodd Sadler's approach to couples counseling will help you gently and effectively confront the patterns that you are getting stuck in that are no longer serving you. Todd gets how frustrating it is to feel not seen or heard in your relationship, and helps his clients find ways to turn this pattern around. Todd believes strongly in effective communication as a cornerstone of healthy of marriages and relationships, and he will walk with you every step of the way towards better communication within your relationship.

Todd is available in our Federal Way office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You can also learn more about Todd here.



Dr. Deborah BloomDr. Deborah Bloom knows personally and professionally how easy it is to fall into relationship ruts. She knows how critical the guidance, help, and support of an experienced couples therapist can be to a successful and happy marriage or relationship. Dr. Bloom's clients appreciate her effective approaches to move from feeling like you are on opposite teams to feeling like you are on the same team again. Dr. Bloom can help you to develop a marriage or relationship where you both feel heard, and feel like you are getting what you need.  

Dr. Bloom is available in our Federal Way office on Thursdays, and through our Online Counseling Portal Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

You can also learn more about Dr. Bloom here

We specialize in:

Counseling for Individuals

If you are struggling and need support and guidance, we can help you:
  • Navigate a major life decision
  • Figure out how to make the changes you want in your life or relationships but struggle to achieve
  • Move out of depression and/or anxiety and into your life
  • End the struggle with negative relationship patterns (being a people pleaser, finding yourself in toxic relationships, struggling with setting appropriate boundaries)
  • Find more effective ways to manage anger
  • Find success living with Adult Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD/ADD, or a Learning Disability

Counseling for Couples

If you feel like you aren’t getting what you want in your relationship, we can help you:
  • Improve communication to help you and your significant other get on the same page.
  • Rebuild trust and intimacy after an affair or break in trust.
  • Prevent Anxiety, Depression, an Autism Spectrum/Asperger's diagnosis, or ADHD from coming between the two of you.
  • Make the decision to stay or go: when you both want support in evaluating which direction to take in your marriage or relationship.
  • Have Autism Spectrum Disorder/Asperger’s

Counseling for Children and Teens

Growing up is hard work. We help children and teens who:
  • Feel anxious, or worried all the time.
  • Feel depressed, lonely, or isolated
  • Have a tough time controlling their emotions and the behaviors that result (emotional outbursts, anger, aggression).
  • Struggle socially, or tend to end up in friendships where they are being taken advantage of.
  • Struggle academically and feel overwhelmed and stuck in knowing how to get back on track.
  • Feel overwhelmed with life changes or transitions (divorce, blended family dynamics, a move, or loss of a family member or close friend).
  • Have ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
We also offer support to parents who feel overwhelmed or stuck in figuring out the best steps to take to help their child or teen. When challenges are showing up in school we can also work with your child or teens school on your behalf.
Find the member of our team that is right for you.
Working with an experienced professional can mean feeling:
  • Supported
  • Hopeful
  • Understood
  • More confident
  • Capable of handling challenges in relationships
  • Appreciative of having an advocate and expert on their team
  • That you don’t have to go it alone anymore

There is hope. Are you ready to take the next step?
At our Federal Way counseling center, we can often schedule you the same week you call. With our online counseling platform we can frequently start working with you as soon as the next day.

In order to accommodate the work and school schedules of our clients we have late evening appointments most days of the week.

To take the next step give us a call, send us an email, or schedule your first appointment now through our online scheduling system.

We look forward to working with you.