Years in Practice

10 years +


Tacoma WA 98402 - United States



Additional Expertise

Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

My state/province only



I Believe

I help people heal and repair from broken relationships. Most people want to salvage their love for one another and simple don't know how. That's were I can help, if both people are willing, I can help you clear away the mess and point you in the right direction for healing and love to flourish again. If one person wants to heal and the other chooses not to heal it will become clear with counseling. Then a difficult decision can be made by both in the relationship what direction they want to take next. Each individual is different and chooses what best serves them.

About Teresa Maples-Zuvela

You and your partner make up the most important relationship you have. Your relationship health affects your personal health. By Investing in a healthy relationship with yourself, you will also learn how to care for your loved ones well. Helping your partner to thrive is the surest way to assure your own health. Most people have the tools for relationships they learned in childhood. Now that you are an adult, some of these tools are treasures that you won't want to change, other tools are a hindrance. If you are motivated for a Thriving life and relationships that you truly enjoy then take action now.  If you aren't sure about where to start then that's where I can help. I have a passion for bringing the newest latest and greatest relationship research to real people just like you. Get free updates in my newsletter.

I  am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for Washington State in private practice at Woodland Pathways Counseling. I also am  a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT), and a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT). I have trained with Stan Tatkin,  Level 1 & 2 Psychobiological Approach to Couples Counseling. I am also a Certified Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desinsitization Reprocessing Therapist (AF-EMDR).

I have worked extensively with partners of sex addicts, who have specific needs. Sexual addiction is a complex addiction but there is hope! As a trained Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, I have completed training developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes, which required attendance at multiple training modules and supervision with a CSAT Supervisor. It also requires ongoing education so that CSATs such as myself are experts in providing sexual addiction therapy. It is a rigorous process designed to help me best help you.

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