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About My Sessions and Fees

With the goals of fostering improved communication, nurturing intimacy, respect, and affection, dismantling barriers to resolution, and fostering empathy and understanding, Gottman Method Couples Therapy is designed to support and enhance all types of relationships, whether facing challenges or already thriving. 

The Gottmans’ renowned approach not only helps repair troubled marriages and committed relationships but also strengthens and enriches the happiness of already thriving ones. It involves these questions: 

  • Would you like to learn how to handle the aftermath of a fight or regrettable incident? 
  • Would you like to learn how to deepen intimacy and romance in your relationship? 
  • Would you like to learn how to show your partner fondness and admiration? 
  • Do you want nuts and bolts approaches to everyday conflict?
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Assessment Phase of Couples Therapy

Session 1

In your initial session, I will focus on gaining a comprehensive understanding of your current situation, the challenges you are facing, and your objectives for therapy. You will have the opportunity to share your story and provide an ‘oral history’ of the problems within the relationship. (Duration: 90 minutes) 

Session 2

During this session, I will meet individually with each of you to gain insight into your unique perspectives on the dynamics of your relationship. This will help us develop a well-rounded understanding of the situation. (Duration: 45 minutes for each individual)

Session 3

Together, you and I will consolidate the results obtained from the oral history and individual interviews and collectively engage in treatment planning. This crucial session involves discussing the assessment findings and jointly strategizing our approach to therapy. Once the treatment plan is established, you will transition to intervention sessions, which will continue until the completion of therapy. (Duration: 90 minutes)

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  • My sessions are 90 minutes long, and the fee is $375 per session. Please note that I operate on a private pay basis and do not accept insurance. 
  • For your convenience, I accept payment by cash or credit card. 
  • Additionally, I offer the option of longer sessions known as marathon couples therapy. These extended sessions can last for 1, 2, or 3 days, providing an intensive and immersive therapeutic experience. Marathon sessions are highly beneficial in couples therapy and can be equivalent to the progress made in 6 months of regular therapy.
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Exploring Gottman Method Couples Therapy

On average, couples wait for six years before taking the step to seek marital counseling or therapy. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create feelings of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship. 

Some of the issues that may be addressed in therapy include: 

  • Frequent conflicts and arguments 
  • Poor communication 
  • Emotional distancing and contemplation of separation
  • Specific challenges like sexual difficulties, infidelity, financial conflicts, and parenting disagreements

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