Marriage & Couples Therapy
I am the first and only therapist in Alabama certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy.
The Gottman Method was developed by Drs. John and Julie Schwartz Gottman. It is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 45 years of pioneering research with over 3000 couples. He is recognized as the world’s foremost expert on what makes relationships work.
Gottman Method Couples Therapy gives me a powerful structure for assessing a couple and helping them make breakthroughs on problems they have avoided or attempted to address in conversations that go nowhere. The Gottman Method helps to keep conflict discussions calm, create much deeper understanding, resolve conflict, and heal old wounds.
Other interventions are designed to increase respect, affection and emotional connection. We also work to increase passion, romance, and intimacy to help restore the friendship and re-capture those loving feelings you once had. I am more of a coach than a guru and the Gottman Method is a “nuts and bolts” approach that makes sense and gives couples hope.
When you visit
You will be greeted by my assistant, Andrea, who will give you paperwork to complete. You will then meet with me as a couple. I want to hear both of your perspectives on why you are seeking help. I will gather information on the history of your relationship and what you hope to accomplish. I believe our first meeting will instill hope and give you a sense of direction.
Are you struggling with any of the following issues?
- Emotional disconnection and loneliness
- Frequent and repeated conflicts that go nowhere
- Poor communication
- Not having fun together
- Issues with romance, passion, and intimacy
- Emotional or physical affairs
Couples therapy can help you...
- Re-connect and re-capture loving feelings
- Discuss conflicts in a calm and constructive manner
- Develop effective skills of communication that lead to deeper understanding
- Start having fun together again
- Have great passion, romance, and intimacy
- Increase respect and affection
- Heal recent and old wounds
- Fall back in love
The Art and Science of Love is designed to strengthen relationships through engaging presentations and experiential activities.
If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide you with greater understanding of your relationship and a roadmap for repair.