My work with couples over the years has led me to many
approaches and techniques. I found Dr. John Gottman’s research on
relationships an exciting and important contribution to the field of
marital and relationship therapy. I trained with Drs. John and
Julie Gottman and through the Gottman Institute and as a Master Certified Gottman Therapist, Consultant and Trainer hold completed Certification
as a Gottman Therapist and as a Certified Gottman Couples Workshop
Leader providing services to couples and training for therapists.
I meet with couples for three sessions to assess
the relationship before beginning therapy. This pre-treatment phase includes the
Session 1: 80 minute couple interview.
Session 2: Two 40 minute individual interviews, Each partner completes an online questionnaire.
Session 3: 50 minute feedback
session where strengths and areas needing work are discussed.
goals are established in this session and specific tools and
research-based interventions are integrated into the therapy design. The
emphasis is on helping the couple establish dialogue rather than the
therapist mediating or communicating for each partner.
I approach individual sessions in an interactive style, promoting dialogue in discussing and exploring issues and concerns. Areas of concern I work in include: depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, substance abuse/dependency assessment and treatment, relationship problems, and parenting concerns. When circumstances warrant, I do make arrangements to schedule telephone appointments.
I integrate Gottman Method Therapy into my work with families. I emphasize relationships between members, ways to facilitate understanding and healing, and offer tools for family members to address the issues of concern.
I offer workshops and groups for couples. The group experience provides support, tools for change, and the knowledge that the couple is not alone in their struggles.
Consultation – Training – Workshops for Professionals and Students
I offer consultation and training opportunities through my private practice and through The Gottman Institute. To find out more or to find out about the availability for workshops or presentations contact me at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650 593-8087
I am certified by the Gottman Institute as a Consultant & Trainer to offer all three levels of Gottman Training, leading to Certification as a Gottman Therapist for those interested.