Gottman Method Couples Therapy combines Dr. John Gottman’s 35 years of research on couples’ relationships with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman’s more than 30 years of clinical practice. Through research-based interventions and exercises, Certified Gottman Therapists help couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research with more than 3,000 couples. This research shows us what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help you and your spouse or partner:
(1) Increase respect, affection, and closeness
(2) Break through and resolve conflict when you feel stuck
(3) Generate greater understanding between you and your partner
(4) Keep conflict and discussions calm
(5) Maintain improvements in your relationship
The therapy usually consists of two or three sessions of assessment and subsequent treatment sessions, typically on a weekly basis. Gottman Method Therapy helps couples develop and strengthen the qualities of positive, healthy relationships that Dr. Gottman discovered in his 35 years of research with couples.
Since 2006, Travis Atkinson has been a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, completing extensive training for more than 8 years with the Gottman Institute in Seattle.