Couples counseling

Elizabeth uses the Gottman Method which is a highly structured and goal-oriented form of couples therapy informed by four decades of research and clinical practice.

What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?

The Gottman Method is an evidence-based form of couples therapy that strives to assist couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connectedness within their relationships that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy and interpersonal growth. By combining therapeutic interventions with couples exercises, this type of therapy helps couples develop the tools necessary to remove the natural defenses that hinder effective communication and bonding.

Whom is it for?

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. If you are experiencing the following issues you may benefit from the Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

  • You have frequent conflict and arguments
  • You communicate poorly
  • You as a couple are emotionally distanced and on the verge of separation
  • You have encountered specific problems in the areas of sexual activity, money, or parenting

What to expect

Research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future.

Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed to help partners:

  • Increase respect, affection, and closeness
  • Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck
  • Generate greater understanding between partners
  • Keep conflict discussions calm

More information

References

  • The Gottman Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.gottman.com
  • Good Therapy. Retrieved from http://www.goodtherapy.org/gottman-method.html

Love is not just a passion spark between two people, there is infinite difference between falling in love and standing in love. Rather, love is a way of being, a 'giving to', not a 'falling for'; a mode of relating at large, not an act limited to a single person.

To love means to be actively concerned for the life and the growth of another.

— Irving Yalom

I’ve found 94 percent of the time that couples who put a positive spin on their marriage’s history are likely to have a happy future as well. When happy memories are distorted, it’s a sign that the marriage needs help.

— John M. Gottman

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