My Approach

In the uncertainties and storms of life finding a “still point” to see oneself and one’s life is essential to finding a way toward a hopeful future. The search for solutions to relationship challenges can be guided by more than best guesses and trial and error. Evidence-based therapy practice provide resources informed by research that offers greater confidence that the efforts to change and heal are more likely achievable. Relationship science is a resource to relationship success.

In my work with couples and families I follow the principles and practices of Emotionally Focused Therapy. I focus on helping individuals, couples and families find their balance together through building trust, repairing injuries, and renewing confidence in the bonds that enable them to face challenges and overcome obstacles to growth and thriving. My sessions are client-centered with a focus on moving away from rigid patterns and finding greater flexibility, deeper understanding, and fuller engagement with purpose and love. I work collaboratively around my client’ goals that clients have to best support their strengths, values, and relationships.

James Furrow, Ph.D, LMFT

My Background

My practice, writing, and research focus on the transforming role emotion plays in healing and change and the importance of relationships to a flourishing life.  I trained psychologists and marriage family therapists at Fuller Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology for over two decades and co-founded the Los Angeles Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy before relocating to the Seattle area. I am a clinical fellow and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a member of the National Council on Family Relations, a Certified Family Life Educator, and an ICEEFT certified EFT therapist, supervisor, and trainer.

My Focus

Relationship issues including: communication, affairs, parenting, intergenerational relationships, loss, and step-family adjustment.

My Fees

  • INTAKE Session: $250
  • Individual Sessions: 50 / 75 Minutes – $200 / $300
  • Couple or Family Therapy Sessions: 50 /75 / 110 Minutes – $200 / $300 / $440


Dr. Furrow does not take insurance but can provide claims for Out of Network benefits where applicable. Most insurance plans do not cover couples, relationship or family counseling.