Why Choose the Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT)?
I have chosen to specialize in Gottman Method Couples Therapy because it is grounded in over 40 years of extensive research. Dr. Gottman conducted observations of couples in his Love Lab affiliated with the University of Washington. Based on his keen observations, he formulated a comprehensive theory of a healthy couplehood known as the Sound Relationship House. The bedrock of this House is a robust friendship, while the weight-bearing walls consist of trust and commitment (refer to the attached picture).
Gottman’s therapeutic approach begins with a thorough diagnostic evaluation. In our initial meeting, I will inquire about the history of your relationship and how you navigate conflicts. Subsequently, I will ask you to take a questionnaire that will assess how you are doing on every level of the House. Following the assessment, we collaboratively devise a treatment plan.
Drs. John and Julie Gottman meticulously developed and tested various strategies aimed at enhancing communication, achieving compromise, and resolving conflicts. Throughout the therapy, you will be equipped with numerous tools to put in your toolbox or treasure chest.
You will gain insights into repairing the fissures in your relationships and cultivating a more profound connection between you. You will be able to navigate seemingly irresolvable arguments. You will acquire strategies for rebuilding trust and healing after conflicts. Practical advice will also be provided on transforming disagreements into opportunities for personal and relational growth.
We all want a satisfying loving relationship because it makes us happier. We are not born with relationship skills- they need to be learned like a variety of other skills.
Come and resolve your problem in a safe environment. Relationships matter, we are here to learn how to love.