In 2019 I completed the Level 2 training for the Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I am extremely excited to be implementing such an evidence-based therapy practice to help couples heal and strengthen. The Gottman Method is based on 40 years of research and has an 80% effectiveness rate. To give you perspective of how high that is, research shows that most other couples therapy is typically 15-50% effective! Imagine if you went to your doctor and they said you only had a 15-50% chance of recovery! With The Gottman Method couples have a much better chance at healing and long term success.
Part of what makes The Gottman Method so effective is having a thorough assessment that clearly lays out the strengths and areas to improve for each unique couple. In order to get that vital information, an in-depth assessment process is required.
Steps to expect in the assessment process: 1. Complete our office's intake paperwork prior to first appointment 2. 90 minute intake session with both partners 3. Each partner completes the online assessment 4. Each partner meets with the therapist for a one hour individual session 5. 90 minute treatment planning session to review goals and introduce principles behind healthy relationships.
At this point in time the therapy work begins, sessions are 90 minutes long. The frequency is decided on collaboratively between myself and my clients.