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Couples Therapy Seattle 

EFT Couples and Relationship Therapy in Seattle, WA


Do you find yourself getting stuck in the same fights over and over again? Maybe trust has been broken, intimacy has taken a backseat, or you simply are craving a deeper connection. If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, couples therapy may be something to consider. 


We Are Here To Help! 

Here at Mettarel, we offer couples therapy to residents in the Greater Seattle Area, helping individuals at all life stages resolve conflict, build trust, improve communication, and rediscover intimacy. In addition to Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method, our therapists are specially trained in experiential and somatic therapeutic modalities and can help you and your partner enact long lasting change. Contact us today to schedule a “Help Me Choose” session and find a Seattle couples counselor that is right for you.

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Who is Couples Counseling For? 

Couples counseling is not just for couples dealing with infidelity or a devastating event. Couples counseling is for anyone who wants to improve their relationship and create more closeness, whether that be emotionally or physically. Financial issues, children, career demands, and other life stressors can all put a strain on one's relationship. Couples counseling in Seattle can help repair the connection between you and your partner before it is too late.

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Issues We Address in Couple Counseling  

Here at Mettarel in Seattle, our therapists address a wide range of issues during couples therapy. The topics we treat include,  but are not limited to: 

Betrayals including infidelity

Breakdowns in communication

Sexual Trauma

Patterns of arguing or dissatisfaction

Dysfunction or conflict 

Life Transitions and Identity 

Relationship distress

Past trauma 

Sexuality, Intimacy, and Kink

A lack of emotional connection 

Inability to express one's needs or wants

Issues with physical intimacy or sex 

A constant cycle of negativity or feeling “stuck”  

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Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy in Seattle 

At Mettarel, we use proven techniques and therapeutic methods based on an evidence-based modality known as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery in 10-12 sessions and 90% show significant improvement.  Keep reading to learn more about EFT therapy and what it looks like at Mettarel.

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What is Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)?

Developed in the 1980s, EFT is based on the science of attachment, as well as developmental psychology, neuroscience, and biology. It is designed to help clients restructure their emotional experiences, interactions, and patterns with others. The process of EFT involves identifying patterns of behavior and emotional response that may be causing relationship dysfunction and working to change those dynamics in order to rebuild trust, safety, and intimacy. 


Emotionally Focused Therapy helps couples overcome relational distress and break free from patterns of disconnection, conflict, and isolation. Some goals of EFT for couples include:


  • To restructure key emotional responses and promote the re-organization of one's sense of self.

  • Invoke a positive shift in the ways in which partners interact with one another. 

  • Cultivate a secure bond between partners. 


This evidence-based approach is grounded in decades of empirical research and is incredibly successful in promoting lasting, sustainable change. 


What You Can Expect From Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 

During EFT couples therapy, you’ll work to examine the problematic or negative cycle that you and your partner are stuck in, as well as help you both explore and better understand your emotions. If you can better understand and regulate your emotions, you'll learn how to de-escalate conflict and communicate effectively, thus strengthening intimacy and trust. With the therapists help, you will curate a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you and your partner feel comfortable to open up about your emotions and attachment styles. 

In-Person & Online Couples Therapy in Seattle  

At Mettarel, our Seattle couples counselors offer in-person and online couples therapy. Many couples find meeting in person more beneficial, while others benefit from the the privacy, comfort, and convenience of their own homes. Together with your therapist, you can decide which is best for your needs.  We use secure software and HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms for your peace of mind.

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Get To Know Our Seattle Therapists

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Not Sure Which Seattle Couples Therapist is Right For You? Schedule Your Help Me Choose Informational Appointment 

If you are unsure which couples therapist is right for you and your partner, schedule a “help me choose” informational meeting. This is a no-cost 30-minute meeting with one of our therapists to discuss which of our therapists may be the best fit for you at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions About Couples Counseling in Seattle 

  • Why Mettarel?
    At Mettarel, we believe that together, we can do more. By pooling our resources and enthusiasm, the supportive environment at Mettarel allows us all to achieve more, learn more, and contribute more- working together to improve the community one relationship at a time. Mettarel provides full administrative support to our therapists. You can focus on your therapeutic work knowing that the scheduling, billing, accounting, marketing, and all the other administrative tasks are taken care of. Mettarel provides a reliable client referral flow and manages the initial scheduling, form completion, and billing. When you join Mettarel, you help us say, “Yes, we would love to help you!” to more clients instead of saying, “Sorry, we are at capacity.”
  • Who should apply to Mettarel?
    Mettarel is looking for therapists who are attachment enthusiasts. We are seeking candidates who are trained in and/or interested in providing excellent Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to clients. Our ideal candidate is passionate about attachment theory and EFT has compassionate and enthusiastic professional personalities works from a systemic orientation appreciates group consults with fellow therapists engages in many training opportunities works collaboratively and is a lifelong learner is licensed or has the ability to become licensed as a marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, social worker, or psychologist in Washington State Any therapist who is an attachment enthusiast is encouraged to apply. Ideally you work from a systemic, humanistic model and you have a desire to work collaboratively with a team. Together we can reduce our overhead and do more. Please see "descriptions" and "current openings" for more information.
  • What does compensation look like?
    At Mettarel, our therapists are employees, not contractors. Therapists are paid an hourly wage based on a client bill rate that takes into account their knowledge & education, experience, and credentials. Our therapists also receive paid time off, sick leave, and medical benefits. Mettarel strongly believes in encouraging/helping/assisting our therapists' growth and professional development, at all levels of experience and expertize, as we are lifelong learners. To that end, extensive supervision and training opportunities are offered as part of employment at Mettarel.
  • What if I have more questions?
    Please feel free to schedule an "employment informational" appointment for an opportunity to ask Mettarel all your questions before applying. You can email for help scheduling or for your convenience you may schedule directly here : schedule employment informational
  • How do I apply?
    To learn more about our current open positions and apply please click on the apply here link under your desired position on the open positions page. If you are selected for the next step you will get instructions on what those are within 3 days of your submission. Everyone will be contacted.

Start Therapy in Seattle, WA Today 

3414 1/2 D Fremont Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

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