Relationships don't always work the way we want them to. When we reach a point of not knowing what to do, or how to make things better, getting help sooner than later may make all the difference.
As a trained and Certified Gottman Method Therapist, I integrate research-based approaches in helping couples grow closer, manage differences, and create opportunities for shared meaning and connection. Working as a relationship coach, I provide couples tools to deepen their friendship and effectively deal with conflict, especially with the "stuck issues".
Couples struggling with addiction and recovery issues
are offered therapy integrating Gottman Method approaches based on my research at Mental Research Institute and in collaboration with Dr. John Gottman.
Certified by the Gottman Institute as a Trainer and Speaker to offer all 3 Levels in the Gottman Training and Certification curriculum
Published: Co-authored book chapter with Dr. John Gottman, "Gottman Method Couples Therapy: From Theory to Practice". Routledge Press selected this chapter as a free download of a sample chapter for the book. Case Studies in Couples Therapy: Theory-Based Approaches, Routledge Press CLICK HERE FOR FREE CHAPTER DOWNLOAD
Interviewed by Redbook Magazine(January 2013 edition), Breaking Your Bad Relationship Habits", addressing dealing with grudges - found under Friday's hint. Picked up by Yahoo.com and syndicated. Click here for article
Interviewed by US News & World Report (February 14, 2013) "How to Claim or Re-Claim the Love of Your Life" Click here for article
Interviewed by Woman's Day Magazine (March 14, 2013) "The 10 Biggest Reasons Men Resent Their Wives" Click here for article
Interviewed by US News & World Report (August 26, 2013) "The Upside of Long-Distance Relationships" Click here for article
Interviewed by Dr. Herby Bell on his Podcast, Sober Conversations (October 24, 2013) "Couples in Addiction Recovery" Click here for podcast
Mill Valley, Marin county, San Francisco Bay Area February 8 & 9 May 17 & 18 September 27 & 28
Newport Beach, Orange County, Los Angeles March 29 & 30th July 19 & 20 November 8 & 9
This popular two-day workshop for couples is based on Dr.
Gottman's best selling book "Seven Principles for Making Marriages
Work". Learn research-based tools for strengthening your relationship,
managing conflicts, and increasing intimacy.
Brief presentations (with plenty of humor) are followed by demonstrations of
the relationship tools with exercises to practice privately these skills with
your partner. There is NO PUBLIC DISCLOSURE or sharing. This is a wonderful
opportunity to connect and take time with your partner. Participants receive
workshop materials to take home to continue the weekend.
____________________________________________________________ Level 1 Two Day Training. Designed by Drs. John & Julie Gottman
Training in Gottman Method for Counselors, Therapists, Pastors, Nurses, Professors of Couples Therapy and other helping professions (12 CEUs): When couples enter the office, they sting with pain and despair. In this research-based workshop learn how to help couples' successfully manage conflict, heal their hurts, and strengthen their relationship. You will receive a 300-page Clinical Manual featuring: all the lecture material, new relationship assessment questionnaires, and clinical interventions.
Presented by Robert Navarra, Psy.D., MFT & Nina Grueneberger, LCSW
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT IN THE LEVEL 2 TRAINING?
During theses four days you will have the opportunity to practice and integrate Drs. John & Julie Gottman's Assessment and Intervention Methods. The goal of this training is to immerse you in the Gottman Methods in order for you to gain confidence in using the techniques in your own clinical work.
Experiential-based demonstrations of Gottman Method Interventions based on real clinical vignettes. Participants then have the opportunity to practice interventions and clinical skills in role play situations based on the demonstrations
Gottman Level 3 now offered for the first time outside of
Seattle. Fine-tune and master your skills in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
During this workshop Senior Certified Gottman Therapists and Trainers, Dr. Bob
Navarra and Nina Grueneberger, LCSW, will lead discussions, demonstrate
techniques and provide guidance in developing a road map for clinical practice.
Participants have the opportunity to practice and refine their use of Gottman
Therapy through participation in role-plays, demonstrations and discussions in
a small group setting, and receive personalized guidance and supportive
There is no better way to learn and integrate the Gottman Method.
Masters or doctoral degree OR current enrollment in a graduate program
Completed Level 1 Live Training or DVD Home Study*
Completed Level 2 Live Training or DVD Home Study*
Therapy experience recommended but not required