Psychological Services

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Individual, Couples, & Family Therapy

Reduce your suffering and gain more sense of satisfaction.

EFT is the most researched and effective approach for distressed couples. It was developed in the ’80s and has a very strong empirical base. It as been tested and shown to create improvements in 90% of the couples that come to therapy.

As its name suggests, it is an approach that focuses on how people deal with their emotions, how they send emotional signals to their spouse, and how this emotion becomes the music of their interactional dance. As an attachment-oriented approach it assumes that we all have very deep needs for safe connection and emotional contact, and that when we don’t get those needs, we get stuck in very negative interactional patterns.

EFT gets right to the heart of the problems that keep relationships from being deeply satisfying. It is designed to stop the negative and stuck patterns in marriages and other primary relationships, transforming them into the loving, caring connection and understanding you desire.

How is EFT Different from Other Couples Therapies?

EFT has extensive research that supports its effectiveness. Scientific research studies show that over 70 percent of couples in EFT went from distressed to healthy recovery, and 90 percent significantly improved, in 15 to 20 sessions. Perhaps more important, the results were stable two years later. Many other couples therapies provide improvement in about 35 percent of couples by the end of treatment; of those, between 30 and 50 percent relapse within two years.

How long will it take?

The length of your therapy will depend on how deep your conflicts are and how receptive both of you are to therapy. You may need fewer sessions to get back on track, or you may invest in more sessions to get to deeper problems that keep affecting your relationship. Couples therapy generally takes 12-30 sessions; however your assessment and treatment plan will be unique to you as a couple, and we will collaborate with you on how much time is appropriate for you.

Is EFT appropriate for all kinds of couples?

EFT is utilized all over the world and has been proven effective amongst various cultures, religions, and sexual orientation. EFT may not help in cases where there is a current affair, severe addiction, ongoing abuse and/or domestic violence

What if it’s too late?

It’s hard after you’ve invested yourself in a relationship and get to this point. Even if you are ending your relationship, therapy can give you a healthier, less destructive way to close it. Also, therapy may help you find new solutions to the problems that made the relationship become so troubled.

What if one partner won’t come in?

Sometimes it’s less difficult to agree to just four or five sessions. Then if therapy is helpful you can continue.

Can EFT help if there was an affair?

We know it takes time for couples to heal from an affair. EFT can help couples develop a shared understanding about how the affair happened, go through a specific repair process and re-establish trust.

Psychological Evaluations

Dr. MacLennan has 40 years as mental health professional in Washington State. She started as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor before becoming a psychologist. Dr. MacLennan has extensive experience assessing and treating trauma and interpersonal violence. Her post doctoral studies included specialized training and consultation in clinical, forensic, and neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults.

Services include psychological clinical and forensic evaluation including testing with: families, couples, and individuals. Other services include evaluations & expert witness: Psychological Evaluations of Parent Capacity and Expert Witness consultation and testimony regarding child maltreatment and risk of maltreatment; Competence to Stand Trial and Diminished Capacity in several counties and Tribal court; Risk Assessment of Violence youth and adults and Interpersonal Violence (IPV); Disability evaluation;  Evaluations for Tribal and State Vocational Rehabilitation; Expert Witness testimony in several counties and Tribal Courts. Referrals from Defense, Prosecution, Attorney General, and Federal Public Defenders. Evaluations for immigration purposes.