Couples Therapy

Couples Counseling

Are you struggling in your relationship with your spouse? Are you going around in circles and unsure how to break the cycle? Does your relationship consist of continuous conflict that is destroying your relationship? Our counselors are here to help you address what is going on in your relationship. They will assess the situation and tailor interventions needed to help both of you have a healthy, loving relationship.

Couples Counseling using Gottman Therapy

Couples Counseling using the Gottman Method consists of the following:

  1. BUILD LOVE MAPS:
    Discover your partner’s inner psychological world, history, worries, stresses, joys, and hopes.
  2. SHARE FONDNESS / ADMIRATION:
    Learn how to strengthen fondness and admiration, express appreciation, and respect each other.
  3. TURN TOWARDS:
    Learn how to use bids for connection to turn towards each other.
  4. THE POSITIVE APPROACH:
    Develop a positive approach to problem-solving.
  5. MANAGE CONFLICT:
    Learn how to “manage” conflict rather than “resolve” conflict, because relationship conflict is natural and has functional positive aspects.
  6. TRUST:
    Develop the ability to be there for each other in ways that maximize your partner’s best interests/benefits.
  7. COMMITMENT:
    Create a natural belief in your relationship with your partner, together you live your lifelong journey. Learn how to cherish your partner’s positive qualities rather than trash him or her by only focusing on negative aspects.