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Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Lynelle Kearney, MA, LMFT


Location: Virtual Appointments Only

Ages: Adults, Couples

Specializes in: Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues, ADHD, Neurodiverse/Neurotypical Couples, Life Transitions, LGBTQIOA+

Language(s): English

Lynelle believes that counseling is a process that will help you to come back into alignment within your life, relationships, or within your family. Utilizing evidence-based practices such as EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy), Solution-focused therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Trauma-Informed care, and Strengths Based approaches, Lynelle will support you in getting from where you are to where you would like to be.  

As a family systems therapist, Lynelle is the therapist for you if you are looking for support within your relationships and/or family. She specializes in Marriage/Couples Therapy. Her clients love her engaged approach to counseling. Together, you will dive into the areas that you would like support with to find new and more effective strategies and perspectives.

Counseling for Couples

Working with Lynelle means having a safe space to explore the issues that are getting in the way of feeling nourished by your marriage/primary relationship. Whether you are stuck in the rut of needing some relationship reconnection, wanting some help finding ways to better communicate, or are needing help in finding ways to trust your partner again, Lynelle is here to help.  

Lynelle understands that all too frequently in our lives our priorities slowly shift over time, life happens, and all of a sudden we realize that our relationship needs some help in rejuvenating.  This is where counseling comes in. If something is just not feeling right within your relationship, it’s time to reach out for some help. With effective counseling you can re-discover the connection and passion that were so much easier to access at the beginning of your relationship.

Communication is everything….so what happens when there are communication breakdowns in your relationship? This inevitably leads to frustration, discouragement, and feelings of being disconnected from the person that is supposed to be the most important person in your life. We CAN help you learn more effective ways to communicate within your relationship. Couples who have healthy and effective strategies of communication feel more supported and satisfied with their marriage/relationships. If you feel like you and your partner are struggling to get on the same page, and just can’t find ways to communicate about the hard stuff (or the easy stuff!) then it’s time to consider coming in for some strategies and support. Lynelle can help you learn how to more effectively communicate. What you learn in sessions you will be able to immediately apply in your life and relationships. 

If there has been a break in trust or an infidelity has happened, it’s also a good time to consider coming in for some support. While it often feels like there could not possibly be life after an affair or betrayal, it is possible. With the right help, and two partners who are wanting and willing to do the work to re-establish a healthy foundation, you can re-discover safety within your relationship again.

Lynelle welcomes all relationships to her practice of couples counseling. She works with traditional and non-traditional relationships as well as heteronormative and LGBTQIA identifiying clients.  

As a pastoral counselor, Lynelle believes that our relationships are a reflection of our relationship with God/Goddess/Divine. In discovering or re-discovering your relationship to the divine (or what spirituality/faith means to you in your life), we are able to re-discover deeper levels of intimacy and connection within our relationships.   

Trauma-Informed Support for Adults

Lynelle’s experience working at the Sexual Assault Center of Pierce County has deeply informed her approaches to working with trauma and overwhelmingly stressful life experiences.  Sometimes when bad things happen, we can feel like something has been taken from us, and it’s hard to find a way to get it back. While the events of the past cannot be erased or changed, there is hope of life without these circumstances clouding the present.

If you are experiencing stress, PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, or just feel like you are falling apart inside, Lynelle is here to walk alongside you on the path to healing and recovery. With Lynelle as your ally, you will have the opportunity to heal from the wounds of the past, and intentionally create your future within your life, your relationships, and within your family.

Are you ready to get the support you need?  

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Lynelle, you can call or email us here. If you would like to book directly online with Lynelle, here’s the link to her online calendar.

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We are happy to welcome our patients back to our Federal Way office for in-person counseling sessions. Please call us at 206-567-7267, text us at 206-659-1153, or email us to set up an appointment. You don't have to go through this time alone.