Seattle Relationship & Couples Therapy: Skills Before Tools

When I meet couples for the first appointment, one partner often describes his or her therapeutic goals like this: “We just need some tools to help us with our communication”.

Couples Use Tools To Practice Skills

I’ve asked many couples

Seattle Therapist: Creative And Productive Depression

[In this posting, “depression” refers to the unipolar type, not bipolar, and where suicidal behaviors or plans are clearly idle, or absent.]

Experience With Depression

I’m surprised when a prospective client asks me during a phone interview whether or …

About Robert Odell: Who’s Afraid Of Couples Therapy?

This attention grabbing title (at least for couples and therapists) is for my current continuing education program. It’s a group of eight interviews, with Q&A, with some of the top practitioners in the couples therapy field, with some emphasis on …