I am committed to growing family and couple relationships. My calling and commitment is to facilitate family, couple, and individual transformation similar to what I experienced in my own life, marriage, and family. Near the end of my husband and I’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy I decided to go back to school and learn to assist families and couples create secure relationships. My passion is to help parents and teens create healthy, safe, bonded relationships where parents are Accessible, Responsive, and Engaged and teens are able to explore their world while still maintaining connection to their roots.
I approach families and couples with curiosity and acceptance. I focus not on figuring out who is to blame and what or who needs to be changed, but on understanding the patterns of stuck back-and-forth interactions. Then I walk with my clients through a research-proven process of stepping out of the conflict and disconnection and creating accessible, responsive, and engaged bonds. In addition to identifying actions, thoughts, emotions, and relationship needs that contribute to your part of the stuck patterns, we will learn about your partner’s part in the pattern as well. As you begin to experience each other differently, you will find that you are able to repair and resolve when you have conflict.
My approach is primarily influenced by systemic, attachment-based, experiential therapies like Emotionally Focused Therapy. As a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (MFTA), I am under the clinical supervision of a fully-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) until my application for full licensure is processed by the WA DOH. I am required to consult with my supervisor regarding my caseload.
My husband and I have been married for 30+ years and have two adult kids. After living most of our lives in Alaska, we relocated to the Seattle area in 2021.
Kim Eames, MA, MFT-A
AAMFT Clinical Member
Most insurance plans do not cover relationship distress as the only focus of therapy. However, if one partner or family member has a diagnosable mental health disorder that is caused by or contributes to relationship distress and treating the relationship issue could improve the mental health condition, then your insurance plan might cover therapy with your partner or family members.
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A good faith estimate of expected charges is available upon scheduling or upon your request.
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