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Thrive Counseling Center
Therapy for Individuals, Couples & Family

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Couples Counseling

How can we help you?

At Thrive Counseling Center we strive to be transparent about the process of counseling.

We know that counseling is something that a lot of people feel hesitant to talk about, and resistant to share their experiences, which can lead to confusion and a lot of unknowns about the process. Especially if this is your first time considering working with a therapist.

Our goal to to demystify the counseling process and help you understand how counseling works.  

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked and some answers to get you started.  If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us by email, or give us a call. 

Couples Counseling

Man and woman touching foreheadsIf your relationship with your partner is struggling, there’s a good chance you both could benefit from couples counseling in Auburn, WA.

It’s normal for couples to go through occasional “lulls” or difficult times, but if your relationship’s been struggling for a while, couples therapy can probably help. 

Benefits of Couples Counseling

Common benefits of couples counseling in Auburn, WA include:

  • Improved communication flow between partners 
  • Dedication or rededication to the success of the relationship 
  • Feelings of clarity or improved focus regarding the relationship
  • Deeper feelings of physical/emotional connection
  • Stronger ability to express wants and needs 

Relationship or Marriage Help

Couples counseling can help your marriage or relationship if you feel stuck or like you are at a roadblock with a particular issue. We offer couples counseling in Auburn that is diverse and unique to you, which means that no two couples experience the same sessions and that no two sessions are the same. We can help you and your partner address common relationship issues that have to do with:

  • Finances
  • Sex and physical intimacy 
  • Children
  • Work
  • Stress management 
  • Household duties 
  • Achieving goals
  • Upcoming milestones such as children moving away or retiring from a job 

Couples counseling provides you and your partner with a safe space to discuss your issues and work through problems before they become too challenging.

Contact Our Federal Way Counseling Office

To speak with a couples counselor in Federal Way, call us at (206) 567-7267 today!

Profile of man staring off into distanceThis is one of the most common questions we are asked. The length/number of sessions of counseling will primarily be determined by your goals. Some goals take longer than others to achieve. 

Let’s see if we can break it down for you a little more…

The patterns or dynamics you are struggling with now didn’t happen overnight. Chances are that you have been feeling this way for some time, or have been struggling with a challenge for a while.

It doesn’t take as long to discover new options and heal as it took to get to where you are now, but we can’t change everything in a week or two. 

Amount of Counseling Sessions

Typically we will recommend a minimum investment of 6-8 sessions to really make headway with what you are struggling with. After that, we continue for as long as counseling feels useful in helping you meet your goals.  

Contact Our 98003 Counseling Office

Have more questions about if counseling might be helpful for you?  Please give us a call at 206-567-7267, or send us an email.

Are you ready to begin?  You can schedule your appointment right now.

woman getting counseling from female therapist Just as you have a medical doctor who helps you protect your body and who can care for you when you get sick, you can also have a team of mental health professionals on your side to help you care for your mind. 

Importance of Mental Health

Keeping yourself mentally healthy is just as important as keeping yourself physically healthy, and a mental health counselor in Federal Way, WA can assist you if you’re struggling.

Mental health counselors, also known as therapists, can:

  • Provide a safe space where you can discuss sensitive issues in your life or seek help when you are struggling 
  • Offer counseling services for couples and families in addition to individuals 
  • Help you learn healthier, more effective ways to manage your stress or cope with challenges in your life 
  • Create a sense of accountability for your behaviors if you’re struggling and want to get back on track 
  • Validate the way you are feeling and help you process your emotions more productively 

Counseling professionals get into their line of work because they genuinely care about people and their wellbeing. Our mental health counselors in Federal Way are licensed, trained individuals who want to help you get into a better headspace and improve your quality of life.

Contact Our Federal Way Therapy Office

If you have questions about counseling in Federal Way or are curious about how seeing a therapist might help you, please call us at Thrive Counseling Center by dialing (206) 567-7267 today!

Woman looking at cellphone during virtual therapy in federal wayHere’s the thing, it’s likely that the secret you are thinking about is part of what’s getting in the way of you both feeling connected and on the same page in your relationship. 

We will discuss with you in the first session (if you are coming in as a couple) that we can’t do our job effectively if we are put in the role of secret-keepers throughout your counseling with us. 

That being said, if there is a secret that you are holding that you are fearful of disclosing to your partner, counseling is a really good venue to get the support you need to share the secret.

Chances are, it’s going to come to light eventually.

How Counseling Can Help 

Counseling can often help minimize the fallout, and help you share in the most productive way possible.

With the help of your therapist, you can disclose what’s going on for you in a way that has the potential to bring you both closer together instead of drive you apart. We respect how hard this process is, and certainly would work with you before we did a disclosure session with the two of you.

Contact Our 98003 Therapy Office

Are you ready for some help in getting your relationship back on track?  You can schedule online with one of our therapists now, give us a call at 206-567-7267, or send us an email.

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