Hope, Healing, & Growth
One Relationship At A Time

Committed to helping couples, families and individuals through therapy

Start building a better Relationship now!


Unpacking of the CVI™

Virtual Course
Self-paced course

Art, Science & Love

March 23-24, 2023
Location: Holiday Inn, Hillsboro, OR

Art, Science & Love

June 22-23, 2024
Location: Holiday Inn Portland West

Trained Couples Therapists | Gottman Certified Trainer

Researched Based | Gottman Methods

The goals of the Gottman Method include increasing closeness and friendship behaviors, addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together.

Your Mental Health

When relationships break down it causes anxiety and depression.

What’s at stake?

Poor relationships lead to divorce…

Children Struggle

Children of divorce have 10-15% more depression and anxiety than children in stable homes.

Future Relationship Issues

Divorce can lead to relational attachment issues in children and emotional problems well into their adulthood.

Our Team

Core Values Counseling has a wide range of fees for seeing therapists. Fees are based on the level of experience and types of training the therapists have. Using the best practice of Gottman Couples Method Therapy we do 80 minutes sessions when working with couples.

Better communication, closer connection, less stress, more intimacy

Team approach

Build a team approach with your partner to solving problems


Shared vision

Create a shared vision and meaning for your relationship and life


Trust one another

Grow Commitment and trust that you always have each other’s back

How to get started


Chat with a scheduler


Scheduler matches you with a counselor

Eight Dates #3: Let’s Get It On — Sex & Intimacy

Eight Dates #3: Let’s Get It On — Sex & Intimacy

Sabrina here! I’m back with the next installment of our exploration of the “Eight Dates” discussed in Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, Doug Abrams, and Rachel Carlton Abrams. Things are getting real...

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Remembering the Incomparable Dr. Sue Johnson

Remembering the Incomparable Dr. Sue Johnson

This past week, one of today’s greatest relationship theorists and researchers, psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson, passed away after a three-year journey with cancer. Sue Johnson, who pioneered Emotionally Focused Therapy, has greatly influenced my work with couples — and...

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Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders

Understanding Perinatal Mood Disorders

In this guest post from Oregon Counselor Associate and Core Values Counseling team member, Josie Self, we’re digging into a topic that’s not discussed often enough: perinatal mood disorders. Difficulties of the perinatal period   The perinatal period, considered...

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Relationships are hard!

We offer guidance and great tools!

 1,000 People have more satisfying relationships

  • We have been doing couples conferences since 2002
  • All our therapists are trained in Gottman couples therapy
  • Sabrina Walters is a Certified Gottman Therapist and trainer

-Art and Science of Love

Great skills and relationship tools.

“The Walters (Counselors) are awesome. My husband and I got more out of their couples retreat I think than our 9 week pre marital counseling elsewhere. Great for all stages of marriage.”

Portland Couple

“At the retreat we learned techniques that deepened our trust in each other.

-Art and Science of Love

Lots and lots of useful tools and helpful hints & tips.

-Art and Science of Love

Unbelievably awesome & helpful.

Counseling-Couples, Families & Individuals

When we know our core values, how we are wired and what we stand for, we can understand ourselves, better. Knowing our core values about each other builds esteem and honor into our relationships. We at Core Values Counseling hope to help you gain this deep understanding of yourself and others in order for you to have the best life possible!

Counseling Sessions



80 min counseling session



50 min online sessions

Regain hope in your relationship

Masters of Relationships

“My husband and I attended the Enticing Intimacy Couples Retreat with Sabrina and Eric and it was amazing. …At the retreat we learned techniques that deepened our trust in each other. Sabrina and Eric are masters of relationship. I learned so much about myself through the core values index. I’m so excited to share this with other people!”

R Cordeiro

Attendees, Enticing Intimacy Couples Retreat