Reaching out for help in your relationship can be a big step, but there can be many benefits and tools that a couple can gain.
4 Main Areas We Work On Are:
- Communication and Conflict Management– learn ways to communicate and manage conflicts
- Friendship– build emotional and physical intimacy, connection, and fun
- Shared Meaning– live into life’s goals and dreams
- Trust – heal past wounds and build a strong foundation
When working with couples who are overcoming an affair or betrayal in their relationship, we work on stabilizing the relationship, managing the symptoms that have been created due to the affair or betrayal, rebuilding trust, taking responsibility, and recreating a new story/new relationship.
With your commitment to your relationship and each other, I can teach you the tools to:
- Enhance your communication and listening,
- Learn to decrease and manage conflicts,
- Build on and increase your friendship,
- Have more intimacy,
- Rebuild trust, repair and heal past hurts and betrayals,
- Live into your goals and dreams,
- And much more!
However, you define your relationship status all couples go through similar struggles.
I have worked with couples that are: opposite sex, same-sex, dating, cohabitating, engaged, married, separating, divorcing, and co-parenting. I have worked with couples from young to old and from all different cultural, familial, and religious backgrounds.
What is The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy…
Cultivating, maintaining and sustaining a relationship takes work. Building a happy, healthy and loving relationship requires dedication, commitment, understanding, and a willingness.
Dr. John Gottman is a pioneer in relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Julie Gottman have been studying and working with couples for nearly 40 years.
They have researched all types of couples: gay, straight, cohabitating, married, engaged, couples struggling with infidelity or addiction, and couples who may be on the verge of separation or divorce.
They have discovered what helps couples thrive in relationships and which couples are doomed for separation or divorce.
They have conducted research on thousands of couples in their Seattle, Washington “Love Lab”. Through his longitudinal studies, they are able to predict with an average of over 90% accuracy if a couple will divorce or not.
The Gottman’s created an approach that uses research-based skills to change the way couples interact with one another. The Gottman Method focuses on managing conflict, turning towards one another, creating shared meaning, enhancing emotional and physical intimacy, deepening friendship and keeping a positive perspective.
The Gottman Institute provides training for couples therapists across the globe. They also provide resources for couples including live workshops, products, and services such as books, videos, and private retreats.