In my work with couples, I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy. In my opinion, it is the best method for helping you as a couple develop the healthy relationship you dream of sharing. Through this work, we are able to strengthen the friendship between you and your partner, which is the foundation for intimacy, healthy management of conflict, shared meaning, and, together, making dreams come true. I have completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the clinical training in the Gottman Method and am currently receiving consultation training toward certification in the Gottman Method.
This method was developed using the scientific method, over a period of forty years, by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Data was collected from over 3000 couples to determine what treatments are successful in therapy with couples. The research identifies that the strongest relationships are ones where the couples create a strong friendship, manage conflict, and create support systems for their hopes and dreams. The Gottman Method Couples Therapy strengthens relationships through goal-oriented exercises and interventions designed to increase a couple’s respect and affection for one another. The Gottman Method helps couples create fondness and admiration to cultivate deeper connection and intimacy while identifying needs and wants of connection. Couples will learn how to manage conflict and be given tools to understand perpetual and solvable problems. This method also allows for the creation of an encouraging environment that promotes communication of each partners’ dreams, hopes, and aspirations. You can learn more about the Gottman Method here.