The Gottman Method is a type of relationship counseling developed by John and Julie Gottman. The goal of relationship counseling that applies the Gottman Method is to improve how the client’s relationship works by teaching couples how to avoid the behaviors shown by the Gottmans (and others) to damage relationships. Gottman maintains that there are four emotions (criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt) that harm relationships. Therapists using the Gottman Method will help couples to grow closer, increase their affection for one another and help them to resolve conflicts in a healthy and positive way.
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John Gottman is the leading researcher on couples and relationships and what makes them work. I use Gottman Method concepts in my work with couples.
I utilize Gottman Method with couples in order to manage conflict, deepen their friendship and intimacy. One of the most important keys to long-standing contentment in a relationship (even when there’s significant conflict!) is learning how to repair the emotional harm partners have caused for one another. Couples therapy, believe it or not, can be an enjoyable and deeply healing process. \n
completed Level 1 and Level 2 of Gottman Method training for couples therapy.
I have been trained in both level 1 and level 2 Gottman Methods. With over 35 years of scicene based research, the Gottman Method is one of the most successful interventional tools with couples today. Through research-based interventions and exercises, I assist couples to break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships.
I have completed the Gottman Level 1 training and plan to complete levels 2 and 3 in 2015. My counseling sessions with couples are strongly influenced by the proven, research based methods of Dr. and Dr. Gottman.
I have completed Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and primarily see couples in my practice. Using Gottman therapy is unique in the fact that couples get a full assessment of their relationship to help guide the treatment of couples therapy. The assessment is done in three sessions. Couples will learn tools for managing conflict and also improve friendship and intimacy.
I am Gottman Levels I and II trained and a Gottman 7 Principles Program Educator. This method combines wisdom from 4 decades of research with over 3000 couples. I specialize in this area and using comprehensive assessment and treatment planning, help you and your partner express your needs while learning from what does and does not work in relationships. Free phone consultation provided.
While I use various theory models for treatment I heavily lean on Gottman Couple Therapy. Dr. John Gottman of the University of Washington has drawn from extensive research with healthy and failing couples. Assessment and treatment is based on skills learned from \'master couples\' in his research. For more information regarding Dr. Gottman\'s work: www.gottman.com/48994/Marriage--Couples.html
I have completed level 1 and soon to be level 2, with plans to pursue certification in Gottman Couples method.
I am a Gottman Seven Principles trained educator and have completed the Gottman Level 1 couples training.
I’ve received training from Dr. Gottman, one of the foremost researchers in couples’ happiness, and have studied and practiced the Gottman method since predoctoral training in 1986. Dr. Gottman’s approach emphasizes couples’ strengths, skill-building for mutual happiness, and the development of a shared meaningful future.
When working with couples, I use Gottman Method because it has shown in over a decade of research to be effective. The Gottman approach provides simple ways to effectively manage conflict, deepen intimacy, improve friendship, and help heal relationship injuries even when there is significant conflict in a relationship.