Therapy for:

Marriage and Couples

Is your relationship stuck in a vicious cycle of disconnection and misunderstanding? Marriage and Couples Therapy can help.

Couples and Marriage Therapy in Bellingham, Washington.

Now accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth sessions

Therapy for:

Marriage and Couples

Is your relationship stuck in a vicious cycle of disconnection and misunderstanding? Marriage and Couples Therapy can help.

Couples and Marriage Therapy in Bellingham, Washington.

Now accepting new clients for both in-person and telehealth sessions

We are glad you are here.

Making the decision to seek therapy isn’t always easy, but finding the right therapist should be. Especially when your relationship is in crisis.

For over 15 years, Inside Passage Relationship Counseling has specialized in Couples and Marriage Therapy. We take the gold standards of evidence-based couples therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and combine them in a way that responds artfully to each couple’s unique needs.

90% of couples that work with us report:

  • More happiness in their marriage
  • A stronger connection
  • Overall better communication

If that is what you’re longing for, you’ve come to the right place.

We successfully help our clients with:

  • Communication Issues

  • Lack of Emotional Connection

  • Sexual Connection

  • Infidelity and Betrayal

  • Trust

  • Pre-marital Counseling

  • Fertility, Preparing for Child birth or Post-partum

  • Life Transitions

Our Methods

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Founded by Dr. Sue Johnson and endorsed by the American Psychological Association as scientifically proven, EFT is the most successful approach to creating loving relationships.

Based on the neuroscience of attachment and emotion, EFT is an evidence-based, empirically validated approach to therapy that helps couples and families de-escalate patterns of conflict and restructure their relationships.

By focusing on the deeper emotional aspects of relationships and conflicts, EFT helps couples break out of toxic patterns and have new corrective emotional experiences.

According to The American Psychological Association, studies show that EFT helps 70 to 75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and approximately 90% of them show significant improvements. 

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Founded by Dr. Sue Johnson and endorsed by the American Psychological Association as scientifically proven, EFT is the most successful approach to creating loving relationships.

Based on the neuroscience of attachment and emotion, EFT is an evidence-based, empirically validated approach to therapy that helps couples and families de-escalate patterns of conflict and restructure their relationships.

By focusing on the deeper emotional aspects of relationships and conflicts, EFT helps couples break out of toxic patterns and have new corrective emotional experiences.

According to The American Psychological Association, studies show that EFT helps 70 to 75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and approximately 90% of them show significant improvements. 

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Combining the knowledge and wisdom of 40 years of research and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection, and intimacy in their relationships.

Through research-based interventions and exercises based on empirical data based from Dr. John Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples, Gottman Method is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based.

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. Outcome research has shown Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be effective for treating same-sex relationships.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

  • Frequent conflict and arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

Even couples with “normal” levels of conflict may benefit from the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Gottman-trained therapists aim to help couples build stronger relationships overall and healthier ways to cope with issues as they arise in the future.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Combining the knowledge and wisdom of 40 years of research and clinical practice, Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection, and intimacy in their relationships.

Through research-based interventions and exercises based on empirical data based from Dr. John Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples, Gottman Method is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based.

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. Outcome research has shown Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be effective for treating same-sex relationships.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

  • Frequent conflict and arguments
  • Poor communication
  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

Even couples with “normal” levels of conflict may benefit from the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Gottman-trained therapists aim to help couples build stronger relationships overall and healthier ways to cope with issues as they arise in the future.

Prepare/Enrich

Prepare/Enrich is a global standard for assessing and enriching marriages and relationships.

Named the number one premarital and marriage assessment tool for over 35 years, this objective framework will help you quickly understand the issues and complexities within your relationship so that you can then mold and adapt them to your chosen therapeutic discipline. 

Prepare/Enrich

Prepare/Enrich is a global standard for assessing and enriching marriages and relationships.

Named the number one premarital and marriage assessment tool for over 35 years, this objective framework will help you quickly understand the issues and complexities within your relationship so that you can then mold and adapt them to your chosen therapeutic discipline. 

What to expect

Like with most things in life, success doesn’t happen over night, it happens through hard work and dedication.

At Inside Passage Counseling, we are tirelessly dedicated to that hard work, because your success is our success. 

By creating a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore your relationship, we will combine evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help you gain clearer insight into what’s happening, guiding you through and away from your struggles and into new, positive patterns.

Client Gratitude

“We both got so much out of our time with you. It was our first therapy session together, we really bonded to you and your way of re-connecting us back to each other. Thank you!"

Anonymous

"I'm not sure how to quite thank you for all that you have done for our marriage. I know we are still new to this path of repair and re-connection, but we are both determined and dedicated to it.”

Anonymous

"We are eternally grateful for your help and especially the hard work you are doing to ultimately generate the positive ripple effect it puts into the world.”

Anonymous

    Rates and Insurance

    The fees for 50-minute sessions range from $150-$225, depending on the service type and therapist. We are not contracted with health insurance companies and do not bill health insurance directly. However, most of our services are eligible for reimbursement from health insurance companies, and we offer insurance receipts after every session.

    Investing in yourself, in your children, or in your relationship is a gift that keeps on giving.

    If you are ready to improve your emotional well-being and quality of life, contact Inside Passage Counseling today.