Great marriages aren’t about clear communication – they’re about small moments of attachment and intimacy
Dr. John Gottman
Couple therapy is quite often viewed as a necessity only when there is an ongoing problem in a relationship. But relationships require work! And couples counseling can be a helpful resource while you’re dealing with specific life events. It can also aid in strengthening your relationship, or providing ongoing support as you travel through life together.
I apply an integrated approach using Gottman method couple therapy which was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman after researching more than 3,000 couples. They identified that the ingredients for most successful relationships revolve around a strong friendship, conflict management, and support for one’s partner’s hopes for the future.
What to expect?
In order to better understand your relationship, the initial sessions will focus on understanding the history of your relationship, areas that you are concerned about, and will include an online assessment. You will have the time, space, and opportunity to express your thoughts, feelings, and perceptions in a safe space. The results of the assessment will be reviewed and will be used to develop a plan to meet your specific couple needs and work towards mutually agreed therapy goals.
Our approach will focus on emotional repair, skill building for managing conflict, developing new skills for enhancing friendship, and creating a system of shared meaning together within a safe space for healing and growing as a couple.