Couples, Marriage and Pre-Marital Therapy

 Services for Couples

If you have a minute watch this interview with Dr. Susan Johnson. Please know that the research and the concepts presented by Dr. Johnson in this interview are the foundational components of Emotionally Focused Therapy which is the therapy model practiced at Couples Therapy Spokane.


Pre-Marital Therapy:  Private assessment, education and guidance for couples planning to marry.  This therapy is focused on prevention and enhancing the qualities of the relationship while identifying potential areas of concern.

Couples and Marriage Therapy:  At Couples Therapy Spokane only evidence based therapeutic interventions are used for treatment plans.  Our therapy protocol and coaching strategies are based on the most current research available in couples therapy including  Adult Attachment Theory,  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and  the couples research and healthy relationship principles of Dr. John Gottman.

Parenting Education:  Utilizing the Circle of Security Parent Education Model I can work with you and your partner as you  examine why you parent the way that you do and to help you in deciding what may need to shift and change so that you can be happier and more effective as a parent and role model for your child. Read more here:

Research is Important!  Choose your therapist and the model of therapy he or she practices carefully.

EFT has been tested in random trails on many occasions with all kinds of clients and with exceptionally stable long-term effects.  It is a fact that EFT has shown the largest effect size in rigorous studies of any intervention for couples available.

Please give me a call so I can talk with you about how I may be able to help you and your partner. I offer consultations so that we can meet, you can ask questions and together we can decide if I am a good fit for your needs  (509) 838-5661.


  1. My boyfriend and I are in our 50’s and planning to marry in Sept. We have both done this before more than once. We are having a few communication issues and I feel like it would be healthy for us to see a therapist to have a mediator to learn boundaries and loving communication. Would we be able to come in for a consultation?

    thank you

    Bonnie Melcher 5097016730

    1. Bonnie, I am not able to take any new couples. I am just returning to my office after many weeks away due to a family emergency. I am sorry. With Kind Regards,

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