Gottman Couples Therapy: A Research-based Approach
Please note: The website is under construction
Relationships don’t always work the way we want them to.
When couples reach a point of not knowing what to do or how to make things better, getting the right type of help sooner than later may make all the difference. Therapists need a clear framework for determining the cause of relationship difficulties and they need a model for strengthening and healing relationships.
The ground-breaking research of Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Robert Levenson on divorce prediction brought to the field of couple therapy new understanding of what creates relationship distress. Some 20-years after this research, Dr. John Gottman collaborated with his wife, Dr. Julie Gottman in the second phase of research, divorce prevention.
As a Certified Master Gottman Therapist, Presenter, and Trainer, I have come to appreciate the value of this model for couples and therapists. I have co-authored chapters and articles on Gottman Method Couples Therapy with Drs. John and Julie Gottman; currently, we are collaborating on research incorporating a relational approach in addiction recovery integrating my research with the Gottman’s Sound Relationship House Model. Additionally, I have designed and presented nationally and internationally two workshops with support from the Gottman Institute: Couple Addiction Recovery Training for Therapists and Roadmap for the Journey, a two-day workshop for couples in recovery from an addictive disorder.
The Art and Science of Love Weekend Workshop for Couples, is an intensive two-day experience that integrates research-based interventions known to strengthen and heal the relationship, manage conflict, and increase intimacy. In production currently: webinars, classes, and videos designed for couples to use at home.
(Please note – I am not accepting new clients)
The progressive training offered for therapists provides increasing skill levels and ability to integrate the Gottman Method in the therapist’s own voice. Training is provided through workshops, individual consultation, videos, and classes.
For Presentations on Gottman Method
As a member of the Gottman Institute Speakers Panel, I have presented nationally and internationally on the Gottman Method. Numerous media interviews have included podcasts, webinars, print and electronic articles, and radio and television appearances.