…to give one the courage or confidence to take action or to behave in ways that require boldness.

Jennifer Manlowe, PhD, MDiv, LMFT

Meet Dr. Manlowe

My name is Jennifer Manlowe and I founded EmboldenU to help individuals, couples and families communicate more boldly while maintaining authentic connections.

Whether you are part of a couple, a teenager and their parent, or someone navigating a difficult relationship, the task of finding out how to live together – without the fear of losing love – can be challenging.

We often need support to create and sustain our commitments. When we feel unsure, we are apt to make poor choices. This may mean we push people away – or the opposite – we cling too tightly. We develop habits that don’t serve anyone.

Either way, we feel stuck. This is the time to find other ways of being ourselves while also being with each other. If you or you and a loved one are ready to uncover what will serve your relationship, I’ll join you on the journey, often a bumpy one.

I believe good relationships support great lives. My specialties include using intuitive and counter-intuitive methods to mend relationships. I use effectiveness training for people who are ready to do things differently. This may include story sharing, role-playing, and fun personality assessments – like Enneagram profiling – to support clarity and more fulfilling lives overall.

If you’re feeling in the dark navigating a difficult transition, you’re in the right place. You may doubt your power to change life as it is right now. You may have absorbed cultural messages that say, “There’s nothing you can do, things will never improve.” I disagree. I say, “As relationships are mended, creative lives flourish; it begins with us”.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

Therapy Services


Couples & Family Therapy

Couples and family therapy in Washington state. Available via telehealth or in-person by request.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy for adults (ages 18+) in Washington state. Available via telehealth or in-person by request.

Career Coaching

Career or Life Clarity Coaching for individuals using the Enneagram of Personality Method. Because this is Coaching not Therapy, this service is available via telehealth worldwide.

Get in Touch

Reach out using the contact form below, or email Dr. Manlowe at jennifer@emboldenu.com to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.