November 20, 2014

Relationship Counseling

We offer ongoing relationship counseling using the leading edge models of treatment based on solid research such as the Gottman method of therapy developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman and Emotion Focused couples therapy developed by Dr. Sue Johnson. In addition each counselor draws from other effective approaches to address specific topics such as trauma, violence, affair recovery, or other wellness and balance considerations.

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Gottman Couples Assessment

The Gottman method of relationship therapy was founded by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, who have over 40 years of research with committed couples and have developed a model to help couples with a variety of issues. Through both a detailed assessment and intervention strategies, the Gottman trained counselor can decipher both the strengths and problem areas of the relationship and help improve the connection between both partners.

The Gottman couples assessment is a structured assessment process that is based on the research protocol of Drs. John and Julie Gottman who developed a proven method for evaluating a committed intimate relationship. The Gottman Couples Assessment can help pinpoint what causes the relationship trouble spots as well as the strengths that hold you together. This assessment is geared towards all stages of relationships, whether new relationship, premarital or marital.

Cost for the Gottman Couples Assessment: $100 per hour

Gottman Assessment will be four sessions that are as follows:

The assessment process includes an interview tracing the trajectory of your relationship, observing how you interact especially during difficult discussions, scoring and analyzing your responses on a packet of surveys, and two individual sessions during which you will be able to talk about your own perspective and goals for your relationship.

During the feedback session, the counselor(s) will review your assessment materials and provide detailed feedback on the strengths and challenges of your relationship. You will have the ability to ask questions and understand how your relationship maps on to the research model developed by the Gottmans which is called The Sound Relationship House. At the end of the feedback session, you will also receive some recommendations on what changes might be helpful to both of you in creating a flourishing relationship.

You will have the option to continue couples therapy using the Gottman method if you wish after the assessment process.

Partners seek counseling for a variety of reasons such as Communication issues, Conflict management, Parenting or collaborating as a team, Intimacy problems, Infidelity, Infertility, Recurring issues, Finances, Kids, Unsolvable conflict, Life goals/dreams, Past trauma, Considering separation/divorce, spiritual or personal identity crisis, transitions and losses.

The Center for Relationships is the only support and counseling center that offers cutting-edge research-based expertise in helping all kinds of relationships achieve their best possible potential.