Counseling &  Psychotherapy


COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY​ for  Children, Teenagers, Adults and Couples

Two convenient locations: Eugene and Albany

Couples Therapy

Eugene Couples Therapists

Albany Couples Therapists

Couples therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which a therapist with clinical experience working with couples, most often a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), helps two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a variety of therapeutic interventions. Although the practice of couples therapy may vary depending on the therapist’s theoretical orientation, all couples therapy tends to involve the following general elements:

A focus on a specific problem (i.e. sexual difficulties, Internet addiction, jealousy)

Active participation on the part of the therapist in treating the relationship itself, rather than each individual separately.

Solution-focused, change-oriented interventions early on in treatment.

A clear establishment of treatment objectives.

In research conducted by the American Association of Marriage and Family, more than 97% of surveyed couples said they got the help they needed from couples therapy. In addition, 93% of couples said therapy gave them more effective tools for dealing with conflict.

What To Expect in Couples Therapy

Couples therapy will usually begin with some standard interview questions regarding the history of the relationship as well as some exploration into each partner’s family-of-origin, values and cultural background. The therapist might use the initial sessions for crisis intervention if necessary.

The couples therapist will then assist the couple in identifying the issue that will be the focus of treatment, establishing treatment goals and planning a structure for treatment.

During the treatment phase, the therapist will help the couple gain insight into the relational dynamics maintaining the problem, while helping both partners understand each of their roles in the dysfunctional interactions. This will help them change the way they perceive the relationship and each other.

Although gaining insight is important, another crucial aspect of couples therapy involves actually changing behaviors and ways of interacting with each other. Couples therapists will often assign partners homework to apply the skills they have learned in therapy to their day-to-day interactions.

Most couples can come away from couples therapy having gained insight into relational patterns, increased emotional expression and developed the skills necessary to communicate and problem-solve with their partners more effectively.

Who Should Consider Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy is beneficial for any kind of relationship, including:

Straight or gay relationships

Interracial relationships

Young teen or college relationships

Relationships with a large age gap

Relationships that are at any stage, including dating, engaged, or married

For example, a recently engaged couple might find premarital counseling an invaluable opportunity to address relationship expectations prior to getting married. Another couple, together 25 years, might discover couples therapy is an effective way for them to regain a sense of excitement and romance in their relationship.

Helpful resource:

Couples therapists at Arise Eugene

2440 Willamette St, Suite 201, Eugene OR

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Marriage & Family Therapist 

Registered Intern

The reality of life is it can be hard and can bring many unexpected changes. Life experiences can overtake our true selves causing us to live beneath who we were created to be. It takes courage, faith, and commitment to reach out for professional help. Are you struggling with 

challenges such as anxiety, depression, or trauma? Do you feel disconnected and alone in the world? Are you struggling with relationship issues? It is my passion to come alongside and provide professional counseling to help you discover your  inner strengths as you come to understand and

overcome the issues you face.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Are you a parent seeking support with communication, parenting skills, or life transitions? Is your child having emotional or behavioral problems? Are you seeking guidance during a life transition?

Are you seeking support for improving communication skills and relationship building? Are you looking for someone to help you or someone you love cope with anxiety, depression, or childhood trauma?

I Can Help parents set limits that are both loving and firm, children express their feelings in a safe and thoughtful manner,

improve communication and enhance personal growth.

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Registered Intern

Life is a journey without a clear road map. We hit bumps, wrong turns, and flat tires along the way. Worry, sadness, and confusion can be a natural response to these problems we encounter. Sometimes it is difficult to know which direction is the best or even if we want to continue the journey. I am here to help you find your way, to find acceptance, and feel strong enough to face the obstacles to your travel.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

There is something in every one of us that lets us know when we do not feel OK. Equally, there is something in each of us that strives to be OK; and we try to move forward; towards feeling positive, loved, connected, secure and having purpose. When someone comes into therapy they are responding to a drive for healing and health. They come to find out and fix what ever is making them not feel OK.  Consider what can happen when your inner self-healing capabilities are engaged; when you are willing to engage in the necessary process to become OK.

Albany Couples therapists

2225 Pacific Blvd, Suite 101, Albany OR 97321

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Licensed Professional Counselor 

Registered Intern

Life is a journey, one never knows when there might be a twist that could be overwhelming,

uncomfortable or consuming. Sometimes we need someone who is unbiased to share those twists and it takes courage to reach out for professional help. 

Are you trying to navigate life living with anxiety, depression, or trauma.? Do you feel

discouraged, unappreciated, or alone in your life? Are you struggling with turmoil in relationships? It is my passion to walk beside you  to help the you develop self-compassion, mindfulness, conflict resolution, and inner strengths and to implement the tools you need to continue to live a joy-filled life through the journeys of life.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Registered Intern

There are different times in every person's life when it is beneficial to seek support. Navigating life’s circumstances can feel confusing and difficult at times. Do you wish to move in the direction of deeper healing and health but feel stuck and uncertain about how to do so? Whether it be a past experience or current struggle, it takes bravery to step out and seek support when life feels overwhelming. It is my priority to honor that step by providing a safe and comfortable space for clients to talk about their reasons for seeking professional therapeutic services. I would consider it a privilege to collaborate with you in the process of your healing and growth.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Do you want to thrive? Let me help! Take a deep breath inhale…and slowly exhale. I believe its important to recognize all aspects of your being in the therapeutic process. This is why I practice from an integrative approach that focuses around the 4 pillars of nourishment, restoration, movement, and connection. We will do hard work together. My clients enjoy movement and are open to trying new things they haven’t done before, like spending less time on technology, creating new habits, and doing a series of yoga postures to help release stagnant energy. I would be honored to help guide you in your journey.

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Registered Intern

Navigating our identities, minds and bodies in the world presents challenges. Feeling stuck, alone, in pain, burdened by shame and difficult circumstances saps our energy and growth. Seeking help to transform influences and ways of "being” and "doing” that no longer serve you reflects strength and hope to want life to be better. The counseling process builds on this strength to support you experiencing life and relationships in more authentic ways, while creating change in adaptive thinking and emoting patterns to meet your goals and values. I am a professionally-trained listener who offers a safe, compassionate, judgment-free space to support you gaining clarity into the root of your problems, overcoming challenges, and increasing opportunities to improve wellbeing. 

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Registered Intern

Bilingual Spanish-English


Life is a journey full of choices. The outcomes of those choices define who we are. We all experience an existential crisis at some point in our lives which impacts our well-being. I help individuals to accept and to embrace unpleasant feelings, increase awareness of freedom of choices, encourage healthy responsibility, for the outcomes of these choices, and support finding meaning in life.

I support individuals by providing a comfortable, safe, and non-judgmental environment as a starting point to change unhealthy habits in their lives. I explore and acknowledge individuals’ symptoms and feelings, and work together to find solutions and/or answers to problems that have been affecting their well-being. 

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Registered Intern


It takes a lot of courage to admit you need help, but it's the first step. Can't seem to find joy in your life after a traumatic event? Feeling overwhelmed or chronically anxious? Feeling stigmatized, broken, unstable, different, or pessimistic about life? Feeling stuck in frustration and pain in your relationship?

If you are searching for internal stability and grounding I would love to help facilitate personal growth in a compassionate and safe environment.