Strengthen or Redefine your Relationship
Whether you are looking to enhance an already positive connection, prepare for the next stage of your relationship, break difficult cycles, or work through stuck places, therapy can be a powerful tool for strengthening or redefining your relationship. In couples counseling, you and your partner will learn to communicate your feelings and needs, and get what you want out of your relationship.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
– Sam Keen
Gottman Couples Therapy is an approach steeped in decades of research involving real life couples, which means that the interventions and techniques are evidence based and highly effective. The result: increased relationship success, higher levels of relationship satisfaction and intimacy, and fewer instances of regressing to previously unhelpful behavior and/or dynamics.
I have completed Levels I, II, and III of The Gottman Institute’s therapist training program and am currently engaged in additional training and consultation in pursuit of becoming a Gottman Certified Therapist.
What will Gottman Couples Therapy look like?
The first three sessions are typically focused on assessment. In the initial 80-minute session we will review the landscape of the relationship. Next, I will ask you to complete an online relationship assessment (a one-time fee of $39) and I will meet with each of you one-on-one (50 minutes) to learn more about your individual histories. The third session will be dedicated to reviewing the assessment, developing an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship, and generally understanding where the therapy and relationship are heading.
The overall duration of couples therapy varies significantly depending on the challenges in the relationship, how soon therapy was sought, your willingness to try new things and implement change, and the amount of time dedicated to the relationship outside of therapy. That being said, you can expect that we will meet a minimum of 10 times.
My default session length is 50 minutes, however, in Couples Therapy, I do find that longer sessions (typically 80 minutes) allow us to dig deeper and see positive change more quickly. If this interests you, please let me know. Rates for longer sessions are pro-rated based on my fee for a 50 minute couples session.