Couples Counseling for Partners in Committed Relationships

It happens all the time—Somewhere, somehow, things got off track in your life or relationship, and you need some help to get it back in balance. There will never be a better time to start the healing process, reconnect with your partner, and learn to thrive together. 

Is Your Relationship Struggling? There is a Solution.

If you're struggling to find comfort, reassurance, and intimacy in your relationship, you're not alone. Studies show us that as much as 70% of couples in the U.S. are in distress at any given point. Even more alarming? Standard couples therapy has only a 30% success rate. 

(Source: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)

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What Can EFT Do For Your Relationship? Start Thriving, Together

Using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) techniques, your couples therapist will help you identify negative patterns that are sabotaging your connection, disrupting your ability to engage in a healthy way, and causing unnecessary stress in your lives.

Our couples counseling sessions help you learn to:

  • Stop Negative Reactive Cycles

  • Connect & Be Vulnerable with Each Other

  • Understand & Empathize with Your Partner's Emotions

  • Resolve Old Issues That Keep Coming Up

  • Feel Safe & Secure in Your Relationship

  • Create a Stronger Bond of Love & Connection

Intensive Weekend Couple Therapy

A personalized approach to getting started or getting unstuck with couple’s therapy. An intensive is most appropriate for couple’s coming from out of town that want to see Dr. Conrad personally. An Intensive can help if you are stuck in your current therapy, or is a great way to get started using EFT in a powerful way. Follow-up therapy is recommended. An intensive therapy weekend usually begins Friday afternoon or evening for 3-4 (or more) hours, and Saturday morning for 3-4 hours (or more).

This package also includes an hour assessment prior to the weekend (via zoom) and an hour post followup session to discuss further need for support. If this is your first exposure to EFT we also have a series of proprietary videos as part of the package for you to watch together. The price for the entire intensive including 8 hours of videos and up to 10 hours (or more) of couple's therapy (a $3150 value) is $1500 plus a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. 

If you are interested in an intensive couple’s weekend, please contact dr.carol@couplesfit.org or call 509-579-0200 to schedule a time.

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"I am truly grateful for Brenda and her ability to help me see myself, heal my wounded self and bring my authentic self to life. She listens and also teaches. She has helped me learn how to break free from unhealthy patterns to find new pathways that bring the truth to light."

healed Client

“For decades I have struggled with anxiety, anger and exhaustion. After receiving EFT counseling services from Amanda, I am now at a happy, healthy, and peaceful place in my life. Thank you Amanda for your support!”

A Happy Client

We LOVE Luis - so easy to talk with, such an insightful guy - we will be forever grateful that we are having a successful healing journey with him as our guide. We would highly recommend his services!

Lisa

“Dr. Conrad is very professional and compassionate. We worked together as a team and she helped me heal in ways I never thought possible. As a result of therapy I am able to enjoy life to its fullest. I highly recommend Dr. Conrad.” 

A Satisfied Client

"We simply can’t recommend working with Dr. Carol enough! Our marriage had been struggling for a long time, and we went into counseling skeptical (but hopeful) that things could be different. After the Hold Me Tight workshop and hard work together with Carol, we are happier in our relationship, closer than we thought possible, and even better parents. We are eternally grateful to Dr. Carol and EFT; we know the tools we learned have saved our marriage!"

Hold Me Tight Couple

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The Results Speak for Themselves EFT is Widely Accepted as the Gold-Standard for Couples Therapy. Here's Why:

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Couples go from distress to resolution.
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Show significant improvements in emotional awareness

But What About After Therapy?

Emotionally focused therapy is so effective, most couples who have been studied continue to see improvement in communication and intimacy long after therapy has concluded.

Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Counseling

For some people, to even consider couples counseling feels like the relationship has already failed. In reality, going to therapy with your partner can serve many purposes and help all couples—those who are happy and those who are on the rocks—feel safer and communicate better. 

Have More Questions?

What should I look for in a couples therapist?

Not all therapists and couple’s therapy approaches are created equal. Getting a “deal” or low fee therapist is not necessarily a good idea unless you know what their training is and if they are under supervision of a skilled supervisor. In fact, according to a leading and well known marriage therapist, William Doherty, couple’s therapy with someone who has not had extensive training specifically in doing couple’s therapy can actually be a hazard to the marital relationship!

According to Doherty, one of the “dirty little secrets” about couple’s therapy is that it is the HARDEST therapy to learn to execute well! The trained clinicians at the Couple and Family Institute of Tri-Cities know the challenges and are prepared! Every therapist that works with couple’s at CFIT are required to receive extensive EFT training and specific EFT supervision. We use the most essential and rigorous techniques such as videotape review in supervision, continual training, and “bug in the ear” support to continually advance our skills so every couple receives the most cutting edge treatment available at a price they can afford.

What if my partner isn't willing to try therapy?

We have many tools that can help one partner make a difference in their relationship, even if the other partner chooses not to participate. 

Does insurance cover couples counseling?

It's always a good idea to check with your insurance provider before seeing any health professional. Many insurance plans do not cover couples counseling, so please be aware of your policy before scheduling. 

What should I expect from a couples counseling session?

Your EFT trained provider will form an alliance with each of you and as a couple that will bring safety to the session. Your therapist will not blame or shame you regardless of what has happened in your relationship, but will help you understand the impact you have on one another. The work of EFT happens right in the session between you and your partner, and within you, not on your own doing paperwork.

EFT is an experiential therapy. You won’t receive skills training on how to talk to each other, you won’t receive assignments and papers to keep you busy, we know from the research that the cognitive approach is not as effective as an experiential approach.

You will receive modeling and support to talk to each other on a different level as your provider will invite you to share key emotions and newly developed understanding with your partner. You will be invited to experience and express your deeper emotional fears and needs, understand what gets in the way of the closeness you long for, and your therapist will help shape experiences that will change the way you interact with each other.

The EFT therapist uses powerful interventions that are shown in research to be highly effective in helping couple’s access and share deeper emotions by reflecting, validating, encouraging, and engaging in a safe and experiential way. You will feel held, seen, and supported as you and your partner find new ways of interacting that bring love and connection back into your relationship.

Ready to Begin Your Healing Journey?

Over the past 30 years, many research studies continue to prove the effectiveness of EFT and its ability to transform the lives of couples and individuals alike. Whether you're new to therapy or you've tried every method in the book, everyone can benefit from this transformative practice.