Marlon Familton, Licensed Mental Health Counselor | Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland
Marlon Familton, MA LMHC
1601 116th Ave NE, Ste. 102
Bellevue, WA  98004
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Marlon Familton, LMHC

WA LMHC #LH60184425  Curriculum VitaeMarlon Familton LMHC


After graduating from Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration in 1986, my chosen path took me into the entrepreneurial world.  Then a new path emerged as I got married, had a child and became the primary parent.  I also decided to pursue my interest in health and fitness by coaching and training recreational and competitive cyclists and other athletes.

Life turned again when I experienced divorce and emerged with a yearning to understand how relationships break down over time and how they can be saved, rebuilt and revitalized.  I returned to school, earned a masters degree in behavioral science and began working with couples and families on strengthening relationships.  I now have an amazing and wonderful partner and relationship, which still takes daily nurturing and work!

I love helping people, especially couples, increase their happiness and love as they work toward reaching their goals to create a life together.  If a couple does decide to separate, I can help them dismantle the spousal relationship, yet work to maintain the parental relationship.

Helping someone pull themselves up out of the muck that anxiety, trauma and depression creates is highly rewarding for me as a clinician.

After finishing graduate school, I went to work where I had completed my internship, at Navos Mental Health.  Over three years there as a case manager/psychotherapist I was blessed with the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients struggling with issues related to mental illness such as anxiety, trauma, bipolar, depression, PTSD, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and personality disorders.  I got the chance to support people working to meet their basic needs and manage a mental illness at the same time.  I tried many types of therapy and learned what was most effective for me as a practitioner and for my clients.  I am excited to being my skills and experience to my Bellevue practice.

Since learning about and training to become an Lifespan Integration Therapist, I have been able to help people work through trauma and emotional pain and help them find freedom from long held emotional pain. I look forward to applying my training and experience to support you.


  • Advanced Follow up Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Portland, OR 2017

  • Advanced Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Lago di Garda, Italy 2017

  • Intensive Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Seattle, WA 2016

  • Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1, Judith Frost, LiCSW, 2012

  • Restoring and Revitalizing Marital Sexuality, Barry McCarthy, PhD, 2011

  • Healing Affairs using EFT, Scott Woolley PhD, 2011

  • Transforming the Difficult Child; The Nurtured Heart Approach, Howard Glasser, 2011

  • Teens and Technology Addiction, Hilarie Cash, PhD, 20111

  • Sexual Addiction and Infidelity Dynamics, Rob Baker, LMFT, 2011

  • Understanding Personality Disorders, Joseph Shannon, Ph.D., Institute for Brain Potential, 2011

  • Attachment and Trauma in Children, Rebecca Mallos, MSW, LICSW, 2011

  • Ethics & Technology, Lisa Erickson, MS LMHC 2011

  • Byron Katie workshop: Relationships Are Hell: Is It True? -  with Grace Bell, 2011

  • Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy® - Stan Tatkin PsyD
    Seattle Training Group - 2009

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy - Core Skills Training, 2009

  • Lifespan Integration Training - Advanced*, Peggy Pace, 2009, 2010*

  • Becoming a Love and Logic Parent - Instructor Training, Jim & Charles Fay & Foster Cline, 2009

  • Motivational Interviewing - 2009

  • Gottman "Loving Couples Loving Children" training, 2008

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, 2008 + ongoing supervision

  • Dispute Resolution Center - Snohomish - Basic Mediation Training, 2008

  • Master of Arts – Applied Behavioral Science, 2008
    Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS)

  • Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration, 1986
    Western Washington University, Bellingham Washington

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, 2004

  • Certified Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor, 2006

  • Intrinsic Coach™, 2006

  • USA Cycling Expert Level Coach, 2002


Author of the book: Fix Your Partner in 10 Steps or Less!

Former couples group facilitator for Gottman's Relationship Research Institute.