CFT | Collaborative Family Therapy
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Collaborative Family Therapy

We are passionate about creating the kinds of conversations that help people live in ways that are deeply satisfying. We serve children and teens, adults, couples, and families on Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Suquamish, Kingston, Seattle, and the surrounding communities.

Beliefs that guide our work

We believe that the people we see are the experts of their own lives and relationships.  Our expertise lies in creating the kinds of conversations and experiences that connect people with resourcefulness in its many forms.


We believe that people’s stories about themselves and their relationships have a powerful effect on their lives, their emotions, and the ways they relate with others.
We seek to find and develop those stories that fulfill clients’ best hopes, values, and commitments, and we help people find ways to live out those stories more completely.


As therapists, we collaborate with one another through our frequent consultations. And we collaborate with other professionals – physicians, psychiatrists, teachers, counselors, and others in the healing professions – to better understand and assist the people we work with.

Meet Our Team

Kurt Johns
PhD / Marriage & Family Therapist


I’ve been practicing as a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1991.  I love working with couples who are trying to improve their relationships, and with those who are in the painful process of determining whether or not they can stay together. I also enjoy my work with individuals who feel “stuck” in their lives, are eager to improve their intimate relationships, or who long for a more fulfilling direction in life.


I try to work closely with people (adults, teens and children) to try to understand what matters most to them. I pay special attention to people’s hopes and dreams, to the ways they “make sense” of their worlds, and to their preferred or most-desired ways of living. Together we explore why these hopes and dreams matter, and then identify the behaviors, stories, and “ways of being” that will most fulfill their highest ideals and purposes. I welcome you to read more about my approach to therapy, here. Thanks.
Bethany Anderson
MS / Marriage & Family Therapist


I enjoy working with children, adults, couples and families to help them adjust to life transitions.  My experience working with young people and adults with chronic illness and disability informs my work and has me considering the biological, social, and spiritual dimensions of a person’s life.  Eleven years living abroad have given me an appreciation for families grappling with the tension of moving and adapting to new neighborhoods, schools, and cultures.


I understand the challenge of sorting through feelings of isolation, questioning identity, and learning how to integrate into new environments.  I have a special interest in working with couples bringing a new child into their relationship and family.  This often is a complicated adjustment balancing parenting roles with the couple relationship.  Even more complex is the adjustment when these changes involve stepfamilies.

Contact Us

To make an appointment, speak with one of us, or if you have questions, call us at (206) 780-7822, or fill out the form and click on the Send button. We’ll respond promptly.


We are located on Bainbridge Island, one block north of downtown Winslow, on Wyatt Way (between Madison and Ericksen).


271 Wyatt Way NE, Suite 206
Bainbridge Island, Washington  98110
Tel: (206) 780-7822


If you are coming to visit us from Seattle, you can take the Bainbridge Ferry. Once on the island, you can walk or drive the half mile or so from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.

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