In addition to my original training and experience working with couples, I have completed the basic and advanced training in the Gottman Method couples therapy and assessment.
According to research conducted by Dr. John Gottman – a couple has to accomplish three things to make a relationship last:
- strengthen their friendship
- work on ways to handle conflict
- create ways to support each other’s dreams
In couples counselling, partners are helped to enhance their communication and conflict resolution skills.
A thorough assessment is conducted with you to help me better understand your needs and then together we determine the goals for your therapy.
I also assist couples in looking at underlying issues that may be causing problems in their relationship.
Any issues of chemical dependency, childhood trauma or depression in the relationship will be addressed.
“The therapist and patient build a relationship that will itself become an agent of change.” – Irvin Yalom, M.D.