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Welcome to Family Ties Counseling Center.

We are glad you stopped by today.

We believe that your desire to seek out a good therapist to help you get through your family or marriage struggles is a positive sign that you are ready to make the changes necessary to improve your relationships. Whether you believe you need marriage, couples counseling or child and family counseling this search is an excellent indicator that you want to lay aside the problems or hindrances from your past that are getting in the way of your success and happiness and let us come along beside you on a journey toward wholeness and great relationships. You are not alone.

We created Family Ties Counseling Center because we desire to help other couples and families understand the dynamics of living and thriving together. We know that each family comes with its own set of unique circumstances, challenges and strengths but also recognize that those same qualities can be used as opportunities for growth, change and successful relationships.

About Us

Family Ties Counseling Center was founded by us, Johanna and Jeremy Manalis, therapist who are also husband and wife. We have dedicated our lives to promoting healthy relationships. As a result of our passion to see families thrive and succeed, we founded Family Ties Counseling Center in Portland, Oregon – in close proximity to Tualatin, Oregon. This was important to us because we know the many struggles that couples and families experience and we are dedicated to promoting and encouraging great relationships through our work here.

We can help you if:

  • If you are a parent who is struggling to stay connected with your children while maintaining compassion and strength.
  • If you are a couple who are having communication challenges including difficulty trusting each other, feeling unsafe physically or emotionally or you are experiencing a lack of intimacy due to emotional distance.
  • You thought you had changed, left the past behind you and now you see old habits and behaviors resurfacing in your relationships.
  • You are willing to commit to personal and family growth.
  • You are willing to try a new approach.
  • You believe that there is power in both the journey and the destination.
  • You are willing to accept that you will never be a perfect parent but you desire to be a good enough parent.
  • You desire and choose to have a close connection with your family.

What are the benefits of therapy?

If communication with your partner is disappearing and you are finding that you go for weeks sometimes without having a real conversation, or that the communication you do have ends in arguments and more hurt feelings, then you have probably realized that you have come to a crossroad and now is the time to make a decision about the future of your relationship.

Your marriage won’t get better on its own and we believe that most couples know whether they need to seek marriage counseling. You may hesitate because of fear, embarrassment and/or a misunderstanding of what counseling involves.

Marriage counseling or couples therapy is designed to help. We guide you through the process of understanding and resolving your conflicts. Yes, we are therapists and we provide mental health services but our specific focus in marriage counseling sessions is to build and heal your relationship.

Our services can help you and your spouse or partner manage such crises situations as:

  • Infidelity
  • Substance abuse
  • Unemployment
  • Finances
  • Communication problems
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Child rearing
  • Anger
  • Changing roles

Child and Family therapy often develops great problem-solving skills in children especially in home situations where they are forced to deal with stress or any variety of emotional issues. In general, children who have experienced a significant life event such as abuse, divorce, desertion or the death of a family member, friend or even a beloved pet may need help coping.

We counsel young people who are having emotional and behavioral problems, as well as those who seem withdrawn, tearful or overly stressed.

Family Ties Counseling Center is available for those seeking child & family counseling, marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling and psychotherapy nearby Tualatin, Oregon and the surrounding areas.