My goal as a therapist is to help people create and sustain the experience of life they are looking for. We are all worthy of having a fulfilled and meaningful life full of love and vitality. I specialize in couples therapy and counseling individuals and families to learn how to overcome issues by connecting with each other and learning to be more relational with one another. I primarily use Relational Life Therapy (RLT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and EMDR as well as Motivational Interviewing in my practice. I help people resolve issues including marriage and family counseling, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, substance use/abuse/dependence, self-esteem/confidence, divorce. As a professional counselor, I empower clients to be honest with themselves and the people in their lives and stand for having the life they want. Clients get the results they are looking for through exploring the self, telling the truth and honoring what is most important to them.
In addition to couples and family counseling in Steamboat Springs, I work with a lot of men’s issues, mediation, other addiction issues, communication problems and other relationship issues. I support clients in developing mindfulness practices and other activities that promote healthy balance of emotional and physical health.
Why Start Counseling?
- I have had enough of being sad, lonely, anxious or depressed.
- I want more out of my relationship.
- I don’t want to do this alone.
- There must be a better way to get through this.
- I know I can do better, but I’m not sure how.
What Client’s Say
Through the Relationship Challenge I learned to be more compassionate to the one I love. The distinction, “Playing for Your Partner to Win” was invaluable. This challenge is unique, provocative and uplifting!
The Be Loving Challenge was instantly transformative for me and my husband. Right from the start, we talked through many issues we had been avoiding, and the structure of the challenge put our communication in a positive, constructive, insightful context that has lasted beyond the time of the challenge itself. We are playing for each other to win!
These things have all been helpful to us and we believe the Relationship Challenge is awesome. It’s made us take a look at our relationship and the way we communicate. We thought we were travelling pretty well before the challenge started but, like most things, there’s always room for improvement and we certainly feel we’ve achieved that. Plus we believe it will help us into the future. So thank you, thank you for everything. We’ve really enjoyed being a part of it. We are true believers!
Eddie Konold has been an invaluable resource for us as a couple. He very skillfully and mindfully helps us to navigate the sometimes choppy seas of marriage to arrive safely on the shore. His “counseling” has provided a safe space for both of us to explore our relationship and intimacy in the presence of a compassionate witness.
Eddie has an effective way of getting right to the heart of issues which then illuminates our behaviors and reactions. He has been pivotal in turning our relationship around and helping us see and strive for the connection we long for.
Eddie is an engaging, compassionate, patient counsellor with reasonable expectations on a couple’s progress. He is easy to talk to, and that makes for a very comfortable environment. We loved our time with him. We loved our time with him, and he was very helpful in getting us back on track as a couple. Thank you for all you did for us and for what you do for our community!
Eddie has helped us to survive the tragic loss of our son. Grieving is such an incredibly painful and complicated process, with no rules or timelines. Eddie has helped us to come together as parents and as a couple again. He has really helped us to better understand each other and to be more patient and compassionate toward each other. This tragedy had shaken the foundation of our family and our relationship, and Eddie has helped us to bring stability and some peace back into our lives. Eddie’s empathy, genuine caring for us and his emotional investment in our lives is evident with every interaction and has been very effective in helping us to remain standing together!
We are extremely grateful to have found Eddie during a very difficult period of our marriage. Eddie has always provided us balanced support and guidance while demonstrating empathy and patience. His approach and ability to get to the core issues have facilitated a positive transformation in our relationship that we were unable to achieve during previous therapy with other counselors. We have benefited so much from our sessions with him!