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The Gottman Method

for Couples Counseling

Feeling disconnected from your partner? Rebuild your bond with proven strategies. Discover how the Gottman Method can transform your relationship.

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WHAT IS the Gottman Method in Couples Counseling?

Many couples struggle with communication, trust, and intimacy issues, which can lead to dissatisfaction and uncertainty about their future together. Without addressing these problems, relationships may continue to deteriorate, possibly ending in heartbreak and a broken family.

The Gottman Method is a research-backed form of couples counseling aimed at enhancing communication and connection through conflict resolution, increased intimacy, and the development of mutual respect, leading to a more robust and satisfying relationship.

At Cornerstone Christian Counseling, we know that every couple’s journey is unique, and facing these challenges can be daunting. We have therapists who specialize in the Gottman Method and have helped countless couples rediscover their love and commitment through evidence-based strategies and compassionate guidance.

Take control of your relationship’s future. Contact us today to book your consultation and begin your journey to a happier, healthier relationship with the Gottman Method. Our counseling services are available to couples of all backgrounds and orientations.

 

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IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

Couples struggling with communication can find it difficult to express feelings, build trust, or feel safe in their relationship. Our Gottman Method counselors help couples learn to communicate in a healthier, more effective way.

RESOLVE CONFLICTS

Learning to resolve conflict in a healthy and productive way is a pillar of every healthy marriage. The Gottman Method can help couples identify the underlying issues behind conflicts and provide tools for resolving them in an effective and constructive manner.

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DEEPEN INTIMACY

The Gottman Method helps couples deepen intimacy and emotional connection with each other. By improving communication and conflict resolution skills, couples create a closer connection and strengthen their emotional and physical bond.

We have counselors who specialize in the Gottman Method

These counselors have completed rigorous training to become experts in the Gottman Method for couples counseling.
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Frequently asked questions

See answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Gottman Method and its proven effectiveness in couples counseling.

What is the Gottman Method?

The Gottman Method is an evidence-based form of couples therapy that aims to improve relationships through enhancing communication, deepening emotional connection, resolving conflicts, and increasing intimacy and mutual respect among partners. It is one of the few couples therapy approaches based on rigorous scientific research. Its effectiveness has been validated by numerous studies conducted over several decades.

How does it work?

Our approach begins with a thorough assessment to tailor the Gottman Method principles to the unique needs of each couple. This method prioritizes:

  • Effective Communication: Techniques to break through barriers and foster open, honest dialogue.
  • Conflict Resolution: Strategies to address disagreements constructively, turning challenges into opportunities for growth.
  • Enhancing Intimacy: Steps to rekindle affection and admiration, reinforcing the emotional and physical bond between partners.
  • Building Mutual Respect: Insights to understand and value each partner’s perspective, promoting a culture of respect and empathy.
What tools and techniques will my partner and I learn?

The Gottman Method includes various tools and exercises designed to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and increase intimacy:

  • The Sound Relationship House Theory: An architectural blueprint for constructing a solid relationship foundation.
  • Love Maps: A guide for deepening mutual understanding and connection.
  • The Four Horsemen: A recognition and counter-strategy for the four destructive behaviors undermining relationships.
  • Creating Shared Meaning: Exercises designed to unify couples with shared goals and values.
Who can benefit from the Gottman Method?

Couples at any stage of their relationship can benefit from the Gottman Method, whether they are looking to strengthen a healthy relationship, resolve ongoing conflicts, or reconnect emotionally.

How is it different from other forms of couples counseling?

The Gottman Method is grounded in over four decades of research and focuses on practical, actionable strategies for improving relationship health. It’s known for its emphasis on building a “Sound Relationship House” and its detailed assessment process.

What does the "Sound Relationship House" refer to?

The “Sound Relationship House” is a concept within the Gottman Method that outlines the essential elements of a healthy relationship, including trust, commitment, and a shared life vision, among others.

How long does the process take?

The duration of therapy can vary depending on the couple’s needs and goals, but many couples start seeing improvements in their relationship within a few sessions.

What if my partner isn't willing to attend therapy?

While the participation of both partners is ideal, individual partners can also benefit from learning and applying the principles of the Gottman Method on their own.

Looking for Couples COUNSELING IN COLORADO, FLORIDA, or Online?

We offer Christian marriage counseling both in-person and online, in hopes you heal, grow, and thrive as a couple. Together with our clinically excellent Christian counselors, you will go through a personalized program to address issues in your marriage that can lead to healing, peace, understanding, and a refreshed outlook on your relationship. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for marriage counseling in Colorado, Florida, or online.

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