Marriage & Couple’s Counseling
“Some people leave a marriage literally, by divorcing. Others do so by leading parallel lives together.”
― John M. Gottman
Most people don’t come to marital/couple’s counseling. They just hope that things will get better after they have a baby, or after the children grow older and become more independent, or after they buy that new house or car or boat, or after they get that new job or promotion, or after…., or after ……
I can help you:
- to have a deeper connection with each other
- to rebuild trust in one another
- to foster respect, affection, and closeness
- to build intimacy
- to keep conflicts calm
Rather than general talk therapy which has proven to be ineffective with couples, I am certified in and utilize the Gottman marriage & couples treatment method. This is based on over 35 years of research by Dr. John Gottman. Gottman bases his theory on The Sound Relationship House. The foundation “floors” consist of really knowing each other’s worlds, sharing fondness, respect, and admiration, and turning toward one another rather than away from one another. We build on that foundation by learning how to better manage conflict and creating shared meaning. Our “weight-bearing” walls are trust and commitment meaning that you have your partner’s back and are in this together.
Be assured that I don’t blame, judge or criticize you in our sessions. We have the same goals; to help you both to have affection, respect, intimacy, and deeper connection with each other.
For more information regarding Gottman Method Couples Therapy, clients are encouraged to visit the Gottman Institute website at www.gottman.com