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Gottman Method Couples Therapy
(Offered On-Site & Online)

Couples who feel connected, are supportive, and treat each other with consideration, are much more likely to have intimate, satisfying relationships.



Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed by Dr. John Gottman, a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington. Over the span of 40 years, he developed mathematical models, scales, and formulas to identify the elements common to healthy, happy relationships as well as the factors that predict divorce. ​

Factors that, if present, predict divorce:

  • Criticism of the partner's personality

  • Defensiveness (e.g., not taking at least some responsibility for your contribution to the conflict)

  • Stonewalling (e.g., shutting down, refusing to calmly discuss an issue)

  • Contempt 

The Gottman Method involves customizing principles developed from scientific research to each couple’s particular patterns and challenges.

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The goals of the Gottman Method include:

  • Increasing closeness and friendship behaviors

  • Expressing fondness and admiration of each other

  • Addressing conflict productively

  • Learning to effectively compromise

  • Building and maintaining trust and commitment

  • Creating a life of shared meaning together

Our services are available by secure, HIPAA-compliant video meetings (called "telehealth"). Click here to be directed to our Telehealth page and learn more.

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  • Manage conflict productively

  • Learn to love after an affair

  • Plan an amicable break-up/divorce

  • Eliminate factors that predict divorce 

  • Learn to calm yourself and your partner during an argument

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  • Strengthen our friendship

  • Express fondness and admiration

  • Improve communication

  • Build a close, supportive friendship

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  • Enhance sexual satisfaction

  • Create shared meaning

  • Sustain trust and commitment

  • Become an expert listener

  • Pre-marital counseling

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