Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy

Couples Counseling Services We Offer

What is Couples Counseling?

Couples Counseling & Marriage Therapy offer a valuable opportunity for couples to learn effective ways to communicate, establish or renew boundaries, learn ways to engage in healthy conflict, and have a safe space to improve or prioritize your relationship. Every couple has moments when they start to fight more, feel angry, harbor resentment, or even feel withdrawn from their partner they were once so connected with.

Being in a relationship is hard work. Everyone experiences challenges in their relationship, it can often be difficult to decide how to handle these challenges. In couples counseling we we will help guide you and your partner to a healthier relationship.

It can be difficult to manage intimate relationship problems on your own, whether those problems are lack of communication, infidelity, betrayal, parenting issues, or everyday arguments. Couples Counseling and Marriage Therapy can help.

When you come to couples counseling or marriage therapy at Compass you can expect to learn a variety of new tools to improve your communication and connection. We make it a priority for you and your partner to have a safe space to openly discuss challenges within your relationship, striving to resolve resentments that have built over time, and allowing for you to growth in the relationship. Several of our therapists provide Gottman Method Couples Counseling and utilize the tools and techniques from Dr. Gottman in sessions.

Common Reasons Couples Seek Counseling

  • Improve Communication
  • Learn Conflict Management
  • Work Through Infidelity or an Affair
  • Differing Parenting Skills
  • Nontraditional Relationships
  • Major Life Changes
  • Premarital Counseling

Does Marriage Therapy or Couples Counseling Work?

Research and experience has shown us that many couples often wait until there is a “problem” in their relationship before seeking help. Often times couples wait to long or they never seek help. Your relationship with you spouse or significant other is one of the most important relationships you will ever have.

At Compass Whole Health we want to help your relationship. We know that Couples Counseling can and will help if you’re willing to put in the effort. While no one can guarantee 100% success in couples counseling we can say that we will work diligently with you to make your relationship the best it can be.

We focus on restoring and repairing relationships not destroying them.

Why should I go to counseling?

Counseling offers couples like yours a safe, judgement free space to explore all areas of your relationship. Couples counseling is one of the best things you can do for your relationship. Counseling will give you a healthy and self-caring way to work on relationship. In our counseling at Compass Whole Health you will learn effective and realistic ways to handle your thoughts, feelings, relationships, home and work life. Together we can look at your challenges and work to make those changes.

Counseling can be a great space  to engage in a open discussion about past hurts, current problems, or issues you might have in your life. We consistently maintain a safe space for you to decompress and process past traumas.

In counseling you will begin to discover your true worth. We will work on your relationship in session. Through discovering who you truly are, you will be able to know what you want and deserve in all areas of your life.


We have therapists and counselors with a variety of specialities and expertise.

It is extremely important to us that you find a therapist or counselor that is the perfect fit for you. We have a variety of professionals with an array of specialities and expertise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compass wants the therapy process to be as clear as possible. We want you know what to expect and feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Check out some of the frequently asked questions in the list below.

We are here to answer any question you have, give us a call at 360-558-7730.

Is there a difference between counseling and therapy?

The short answer is yes. Counseling is often short term and focuses on the identified problem. Once the problem is resolved counseling typically ends. Therapy is longer term and focuses on the individual or relationship. Therapy focuses on behavioral patterns and helps you to better understand your thoughts and patterns.

What should I expect when starting in counseling or therapy?

Your counseling or therapy experience is tailored specifically for you. We will work together to determine the best fit for you and your needs. The connection you make with your therapist or counselor is one of single most important aspects of the therapy and counseling process. We understand that finding the “right” therapist or counselor is a necessity not an option.

You can expect the first couple of sessions to be more information gathering. We will then work on determining your goals and establish a treatment plan to meet those goals. 


How do I get started in counseling or therapy?

Taking the first step in making a counseling appointment is hard. We know how important it is to answer you call.

Our front office staff are very knowledgeable and are available to answer most questions you might have about therapy and counseling.  We work to match you with the therapist or counselor that fits your needs and will meet you exactly where you are at.

To get started give us a call  at 360.558.7730, or email us at, to request an appointment time with one of our amazing therapists or counselors.


What makes your counselors and therapists different?

At Compass Whole Health each of our therapists and counselors have a specific expertise. When you call or email for an appointment, our front office staff will discuss with you the best counselor or therapist to fit your needs. We strive to make sure that your experience is the best one from your first point of contact.

Compass is dedicated to having only the best therapists and counselors in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area. This translates into you having the best therapist and counselor. We have therapists who are currently licensed in Oregon and Washington. We offer in-person and telehealth (video) counseling and therapy services.

Do you accept insurance?

We do accept most major insurances for massage therapy, counseling, and therapy services. Please contact us today and will gladly check your insurance benefits to determine if you have a co-pay, deductible, or co-insurance. 

What are your hours?

Our set front office hours are Monday thru Thursday from 9-5. Our counselors, therapists, and coaches work by appointment only, and each provider sets their own schedule. To make an appointment or for additional information contact our office at (360) 558-7730.

Where are you located?

We are centrally located at 5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662. This location is near Vancouver Mall and close to both 205 and I-5 freeways.

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5115 NE 94th Ave, Suite D, Vancouver, WA 98662

Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 5pm
Therapist Hours: By Appointment

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