The Gottman Method

“Happily ever after” is not by chance. It’s by choice.”

– The Gottman Institute

Not your average couples therapy

John and Julie Gottman are world renowned clinical psychologists who have revolutionized the study of marriage and relationship therapy.
What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?

Gottman Method Couples Therapy is an integrative approach that is based on longitudinal research on relationships, relationship interaction experiments, couples’ workshops, and Gottman’s own experience in couples’ therapy. Behind the research and findings, the Gottman Method is also an eclectic form of couples and relationship therapy in that it integrates many different therapy modalities into one providing the most optimal support and guidance to couple’s relationship success.

The Multi-method Approach

This multi-method approach includes existentially based couple therapy, and behavioral, cognitive, narrative, systemic, and psychodynamic couple therapy. The Gottman Method focuses on emotion, communication, connection, skill building, problem solving, conflict management, friendship building, and ultimately works to help the couple develop a deeper understanding of themselves and each other to create a system of shared meaning together.

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Gottman Relationship Check-Up

In addition to relationship research of the Gottman’s and expertise of the therapist, clients also have the unique opportunity to complete the Gottman Relationship Check-Up when choosing to work with a Gottman Method Trained Couples Therapist. This is a clinical resource from the Gottman Institute that automatically scores and assesses the relationship’s strengths and challenges while also providing specific recommendations of intervention for the therapist upon completion of the assessment. The Gottman Relationship Check-Up consists of over 150 questions you and your partner would each complete, confidentially. This assessment can be completed again 90 days after taking it, or later, where couples can become even more aware of their progress made through couples therapy or identify areas that would still benefit from further treatment

It takes “more than” love for successful relationships to work. It requires ongoing effort and attention; but with external stressors, past regrettable incidences, past trauma, and triggers getting in the way – it can feel impossible. Working with a therapist trained in the Gottman Method is essential to learning and implementing these tools to improve your relationship while also healing through trauma and understanding triggers, that of yourself and your partner. Remember, you’re in this together


10 Ways the Gottman Method Works to Improve Your Relationships:

  1. Rebuild your friendship
  2. Increase fondness and admiration
  3. Turn towards instead of away
  4. Communicate effectively
  5. Listen to understand
  6. Work toward compromise
  7. Manage conflict constructively
  8. Repair past emotional injuries
  9. Practice rituals of connection
  10. Create shared meaning

Let’s walk this journey together toward improving your mental health, relationships, and well-being to create the love & life you envision

Call Me! (916) 676-7420

775 Sunrise Ave, Suite 160 Roseville CA 95661

What To Expect

In-Office or Virtual Appointments Available for California residents

Schedule and meet for a Free 20 Minute Virtual Consultation

Give me a call or submit a consultation request

Meet for first Couples Session

Consent Forms Due by the first scheduled session and are provided following consultation

Each Partner Meets for Individual Session

This is where I get to know each individual to better understand your relationship

We’ll meet for Couples Therapy on a regular, reoccurring basis

The Couple’s Treatment Plan will also be reviewed with the Couple

Be proactive in improving your relationships with yourself and others, don’t wait until it feels impossible

Contact me today to schedule a Free 20 Minute Consultation

Call Me! (916) 676-7420

775 Sunrise Ave, Suite 160 Roseville CA 95661