Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is a therapeutic approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the relationship and integrates the research-based intervention, the Sound Relationship House Theory, into treatment. The method (and Sound Relationship House Theory) is based on the research findings of John Gottman’s in depth studies of married couples. The Gottman Method emphasizes the importance of building a strong “friendship system,” believing that investing energy in building a positive connection and knowledge of each other’s inner worlds will make your relationship more fulfilling, and will also make it more resilient to weathering storms. The Sound Relationship House Theory, a fundamental part of the Gottman Method, describes the essential building blocks of marital intimacy for building a lasting and healthy relationship (it includes things like managing conflict and creating shared meaning). Some common issues that the Gottman Method addresses include frequent conflicts or fighting, poor communication, sexual difficulties, infidelity and financial problems, among others. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Gottman Method experts today.

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This approach is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of research investigating and defining behaviors and communication skills found in healthy, long-lasting relationships. I work with couples to identify these communication patterns that are blocking them from forming a deeper connection and instead work to learn new ways of interacting that are statistically proven to improve relationships and promote healing and connection.

— Elizabeth Bryant, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

Completed Levels 1 and 2 Clinical Training of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy

— Philip Gnilka, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Las Vegas, NV

Gottman Method Couples Therapy uses 50 years of research on communication in relationships to help clients hear/understand each other, move past conflicts and misunderstandings, and develop greater intimacy, trust, and commitment.

— Maggie Dungan, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO
 

I have completed level 2 in the Gottman method of couples counseling through the Gottman Institute.

— Michael Fernandez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA

The Gottman Method is the gold standard for couples therapy. The Gottmans are the leading researchers in the field of couples therapy. The communication tools that are contained in the theory are very tangible and accessible. So many new clients enter into couples therapy wanting to address communication issues and the Gottman Method provides a thorough framework to address the most common challenges in modern partnerships.

— Courageous Couples Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA
 

I have completed the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy levels 1 and 2 trainings.

— Alana D’Ambrosio, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Denver, CO

The Gottman Method was the first couples modality I was trained in (Level I + II, as well as Affair Recovery and Addiction Recovery). My clients and I love it for its very approachable framework, and I still use it often.

— Christian Bumpous, Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN
 

Have you noticed that you/your partner pulling away or the opposite? Are you wondering whether or not your relationship is worth it anymore? Has infidelity entered the relationship? Do you feel like you don’t know your partner anymore? Or maybe one/both of you are going through something & need to find ways to be a support for other person. Regardless of the issue/s & there are always issues, let’s help you build a shared meaning, develop a style of communicating that works, & become bffs again.

— Joel Nickel, Counselor in Pompano Beach, FL

I am a Certified Gottman Method Couple Therapist, #406.

— Sheila Addison, Counselor in Oakland, CA
 

This approach is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of research investigating and defining behaviors and communication skills found in healthy, long-lasting relationships. I work with couples to identify these communication patterns that are blocking them from forming a deeper connection and instead work to learn new ways of interacting that are statistically proven to improve relationships and promote healing and connection.

— Elizabeth Bryant, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I am being trained in the Gottman Method to assist couples in developing friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. I help couples transform negative ways they communicate with positive interactions to help heal past resentments. The Gottman Method includes, "interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals."

— Caitlin Miller, Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

The Gottman Method is a widely recognized and researched approach to couples therapy developed by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Gottman, who are renowned clinical psychologists and researchers in the field of relationships. The method is based on their extensive research and observations of couples over several decades, which has led to the identification of key factors that contribute to successful, long-lasting relationships.

— Cyndi Peters, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Libertyville, IL

We explore many areas of your relationship such as sex and intimacy, dreams and meaning-making, and conflict. We will work to bring you closer emotionally while giving you skills to lower the temperature when things get too hot so to speak.

— Sarah Lauterbach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA
 

asha is also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 2), and can teach you the communication skills known to be associated with happier relationships as a supplement to the our deeper work with EFT. Using the most effective methods, we will develop an understanding of the pattern in which you’re caught, learn how to relate in a way that will deepen your understanding of one another, and restructure your interaction with each other for true connection.

— Heart of the Matter Couples Therapy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Collins, CO