Gottman Method

The Gottman Method is a therapeutic approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the relationship and integrates the research-based intervention, the Sound Relationship House Theory, into treatment. The method (and Sound Relationship House Theory) is based on the research findings of John Gottman’s in depth studies of married couples. The Gottman Method emphasizes the importance of building a strong “friendship system,” believing that investing energy in building a positive connection and knowledge of each other’s inner worlds will make your relationship more fulfilling, and will also make it more resilient to weathering storms. The Sound Relationship House Theory, a fundamental part of the Gottman Method, describes the essential building blocks of marital intimacy for building a lasting and healthy relationship (it includes things like managing conflict and creating shared meaning). Some common issues that the Gottman Method addresses include frequent conflicts or fighting, poor communication, sexual difficulties, infidelity and financial problems, among others. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Gottman Method experts today.

Meet the specialists

 

I am trained in Gottman Method therapy at level 3 and have worked with couples from this model since 2015. I love that Gottman Method is research based and has 40 years of practical application behind it's methodology and interventions. I use the Gottman Relationship Checkup with couples and meet with them both together and individually throughout the course of therapy. There are specific tools I use that help couples have a better relationship from day one of our work together. We practice these tools in session and work through the bumps so it's easier to implement at home.

— Heather Seguin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Upland, CA

I have Level 2 Gottman Method training certification, and am well-versed in the Gottman approach to couple therapy.

— Susan Iyican, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist in Solana Beach, CA
 

When working with couples I primarily use the Gottman Method. Gottman Method focuses on helping couples increase respect and create an environment of appreciation for each other. As a result of this, couples tend to see an increase in intimacy and report that they are better able to navigate through conflict and are better able to process the aftermath of a conflict. Through the Gottman method couples gain education on relationships and learn skills to help them communicate and stay connected when experiencing stress or when they are in conflict. The Gottman method has a lot of data to support its efficacy which is one of the reasons I am such a fan of this approach.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

Gottman technique is rooted in the Four Horsemen - behaviors couples engage in that can predict divorce. As a team, we can discover just how these behaviors are manifested in your relationship. We will one by one eradicate these destructive ways. I will help you learn communication skills, to feel closer and cherish each other.

— Elissa Grunblatt, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Amityville, NY

Training in Level 1, Level 2, & Level 3 Gottman Method + Specialty Training in Gottman's "Affairs & Trauma Recovery" + Gottman Relationship CHECKUP Assessment Administrator

— Ciara Braun, Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, MI
 

I've taken training in the Gottman method of couples counseling. I combine this with what I'm learning through working with domestic violence offenders which is helping me to be aware of a wide range of understanding of the facets of couples relationships.

— Taunya Gesner, Counselor in Gresham, OR

I am a level 2 certified Gottman trained couples therapist as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have held this license since 2004. This means I am highly trained when it comes to working with couples to resolve issues, look at long-standing patterns of ineffective behavior and communication while developing new ways of becoming the healthy couple they seek to be. The Gottman Method is highly recognized and valued around the world for its effectiveness.

— Laura (Lori) Patin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Eagle River, AK
 

The goals of the Gottman Method include increasing closeness and friendship behaviors, addressing conflict productively, and building a life of shared meaning together. Couples who function effectively treat each other with consideration, and are supportive of each other. The Gottman Method is dedicated to combining wisdom from research and practice to support and strengthen marriages, families, and relationships.

— Amie Celender, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ

Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a researched-based model of therapy that combines the knowledge and wisdom of over 40 years of studies and clinical practice. It is a structured, goal-oriented, and scientifically-based therapy. The interventions utilized during therapy are based upon the empirical data garnered from the studies of over 3,000 couples. Dr. John Gottman’s research provides therapists with the knowledge of what actually works to aid couples in achieving healthy, long-term relationships.

— Cindy Norton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Asheville, NC
 

I got the level I Gottman Method training.

— Ana Romero, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MIRAMAR, FL, FL

This systematic and research-based approach to helping individuals and couples with relationship concerns is highly effective. It involves numerous concepts and tools that are easily-understood and that you can start using right away.

— Kate McNulty, Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

I am trained in Gottman Method Level 1.

— Molly Roth, Counselor in Cedar Park, TX
 

I am a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist (CGT). I am the first Black psychotherapist in the world to become a CGT. The Gottman Method for couples counseling is a research based couples counseling modality that can help couples and other "non traditional" relationships repair, reconnect and revitalize. It is a leading edge treatment that can be used to work through just about any problem including communication issues, infidelity, trauma and substance abuse.

— John Edwards, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

When working with couples I primarily use the Gottman Method. Gottman Method focuses on helping couples increase respect and create an environment of appreciation for each other. As a result of this, couples tend to see an increase in intimacy and report that they are better able to navigate through conflict and are better able to process the aftermath of a conflict. Through the Gottman method couples gain education on relationships and learn skills to help them communicate and stay connected when experiencing stress or when they are in conflict. The Gottman method has a lot of data to support its efficacy which is one of the reasons I am such a fan of this approach.

— Gwendolyn Nelson-Terry, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

I am currently a Level 2 Gottman practitioner. The Gottman approach includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions to help couples cultivate healthy lasting relationships.

— Paula Kirsch, Clinical Social Worker in Detroit, MI
 

I have completed Levels 1-3 of Gottman Method Couple Therapy training and am now working with a consultant to become a Certified Gottman Method Couple Therapist.

— Sheila Addison, Counselor in Oakland, CA

I have been trained in Gottman Level 1

— Lisa Jellison, Counselor in , CA