Become the couple you've always wanted to become:
Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Attachment Therapy for Couples
Fun Fact: Couples wait an average of 7 years after an issue has festered before they seek out therapy. -The Gottman Institute
Back in the 1970's there was a mathematician named John Gottman. He was a numbers guy, but he began studying couples. Or rather, he quantified the behavior patterns of couples. He later earned his PhD in Psychology and married his brainiac research partner Julie Schwartz Gottman. Together they founded The Gottman Institute. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is essentially the psychology of relationships, but based in math. Who doesn't love that?
LEARN HOW TO:
Build and improve healthy communication habits
Strengthen your friendship with each other
Feel less like roommates
Reduce conflict and gridlock
Understand each other's perspectives
Increase connection and intimacy
I have completed all levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training through The Gottman Institute. However, I am not certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
1st Session: The Intake Interview (75 minutes). We’ll talk about the history of your relationship, areas of concern, and what you both would like to focus on while in therapy. You’ll receive a homework assignment in which each of you will complete a relationship assessment (online).
2nd Session: Individual interviews (40 minutes each). I will meet with you both individually either on the same day or within the same week. We will talk about your personal and family history.
3rd Session: Treatment Planning (75 minutes). I will combine the information from both of your interviews and the online Gottman Relationship Checkup assessment and formulate a treatment plan based on Gottman’s research-based methods. This session is a bit more science and data driven, but it’s quite fun and will provide a roadmap for the rest of our time together.
In subsequent sessions we’ll keep doing the work of building skills to help you strengthen and deepen your relationship.
But, it doesn't stop there
Over the years, I have found that no single treatment modality has worked for each and every couple. In other words, "one size doesn't fit all". So, in addition to Gottman Method Couples Therapy, I will also use attachment therapies for couples, polyvagal theory and neurobiology throughout your treatment. These will help you understand why you do the things you do, why your partner does what they do and learn to connect, communicate and attune on a much deeper level.