Gottman Couples Therapy

Gottman Couples Therapy is designed to enhance communication, understanding, intimacy, and friendship between partners.

One way this is accomplished by teaching each partner to become more aware of their real needs and desires and to communicate those to each other in a respectful way. This approach also helps each partner learn how to become more curious about each other’s experience and then be able to empathize and validate rather than fix or ignore.

The Gottman approach is also effective at helping couples work through issues that they feel gridlocked on, where compromise doesn’t seem possible, or where affairs have occurred.