What is the Gottman Method for Relationship Therapy?

Criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, contempt – these behaviors often signal the end of most relationships. But how does a couple overcome these challenges and reestablish their bond?  Based on research and practice on thousands of couples, the Gottman Method may be the answer. The Gottman Method assists couples in achieving a deeper sense of understanding, awareness, empathy, and connection that ultimately leads to heightened intimacy…

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Counseling for Couples: 5 Signs It’s Time to See a Therapist

Even healthy relationships experience difficulties. This is where couples counseling can help equip you with the tools you need to get your relationship back on track. Below, we will discuss 5 signs it’s time for a couple to see a therapist. Times to Seek Counseling for Couples: 1. YOUR COMMUNICATION ISN’T HEALTHY. Does it feel like everything is “off” when you and your partner…

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3 Marriage Counseling Tips for Healthy Communication

Good communication is immensely rewarding in marriage. You feel connected. Valued. Cherished. Loved. When communication turns south, it’s the exact opposite. No matter what you say, it feels like your spouse is not truly hearing you or seeing your perspective. When communication breaks down, it can leave both spouses feeling disconnected and unloved. While there is no simple fix to communication problems, there are…

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Let’s Start Talking About Couples Counseling

Every day, mental health is becoming more normalized and mainstreamed in our country.  We are finally talking about feelings and struggles that everyone experiences at some point! Although I couldn’t be happier that we are letting go of the shame associated with mental health, I have found that couples counseling continues to carry that guilt and embarrassment.  Even when I started my own couples…

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Signs You Need Marriage Counseling

When you get married, all you can think about is how much you love your partner, and how much fun you’re going to have together. Then, somehow, things change and you become unhappy. Everything may always seem to be the other person’s fault. Maybe your wife has shut down, pulled away and does not talk to you anymore. Maybe your husband is constantly yelling,…

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