Center For Relationship Wellness
Dr Don & Carrie Cole

The Center for Relationship Wellness, founded by Dr. Don Cole and Carrie Cole, offers an approach to marital therapy that is based on the 40+ years of scientific research of Dr. John Gottman, recently voted as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Therapists of the past quarter-century by Psychotherapy Networker. Don Cole and Carrie Cole are both frequent contributors to media articles on relationships.

Most couples struggle with some problems in their relationships at some point. Oftentimes they are able to work through them, but sometimes they need outside help to manage their differences.

Many of us find it hard to take the first step to seek out guidance for lots of reasons. People want to believe they can solve their own problems. After all, we are intelligent human beings. And many have heard horror stories about marriage counseling gone terribly wrong. No one wants to expose themselves psychologically only to be criticized or told that they are wrong. After struggling with those anxieties, how does one go about choosing a therapist for marriage counseling?

Certified by The Gottman Institute, Don and Carrie offer a practical approach that teaches couples how to build marital intimacy, renew respect for one another, and develop problem-solving skills to manage conflict.

<strong>Don Cole</strong>

Don Cole

D.Min, LPC, LMFT

Dr. Cole is the Clinical Director for The Gottman Institute and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a member of the Gottman Relationship Institute and a master trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, he teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program.

He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC & LMFT Supervisor. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.

He received his doctorate in ministry with a specialization in psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1993. He has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals and couples in various capacities including marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, parenting, and personality disorders.

Dr. Cole is an experienced public speaker and seminar leader and has held workshops on a variety of topics. He is also an ordained Lutheran Pastor through the ELCA.

Carrie Cole

Carrie Cole

M.Ed., LPC

Carrie Cole is the Director of Research for The Gottman Institute and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. As a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and a master trainer in Gottman Method Therapy, she teaches all levels of the Gottman Method Certification Program.

She is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC Supervisor. She received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994.

She has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues including marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, eating disorders, parenting, trauma recovery, divorce recovery, and personality disorders. Carrie has also provided seminars on relationships, parenting and divorce recovery.