The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy

May 28, 2020
Couples Therapy


Welcome to Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, a trusted mental health professional specializing in The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. If you are seeking effective strategies to improve your relationship and resolve conflicts, you've come to the right place.

Enhancing Relationships, Resolving Conflicts

The Gottman Method is a research-based approach developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, renowned psychologists and relationship experts. With over 40 years of scientific research and success, this method provides proven strategies to enhance relationships, resolve conflicts, and strengthen the emotional bond between couples.

Understanding the Gottman Approach

The Gottman Method is focused on providing practical tools and techniques to help couples overcome challenges and build a solid foundation for a lasting union. It emphasizes the importance of developing effective communication skills, nurturing friendship and intimacy, and managing conflicts constructively.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

One of the key aspects of The Gottman Method is the identification and management of what Drs. John and Julie Gottman refer to as "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." These destructive communication patterns include criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. By recognizing and addressing these behaviors, couples can navigate conflicts more skillfully and improve their overall relationship satisfaction.

Our Approach at Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we are committed to providing exceptional care and guidance to couples seeking the benefits of The Gottman Method. Our tailored therapy sessions focus on creating a safe and supportive environment for you and your partner to explore your relationship dynamics and develop effective strategies for happier and healthier interactions.

Comprehensive Assessment and Individualized Treatment

During your initial sessions, we will conduct a comprehensive assessment to gain a deep understanding of your unique needs and challenges. This assessment covers various aspects of your relationship, including communication patterns, emotional intimacy, and conflict resolution styles. Based on our findings, we will design a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.

Building a Foundation for Lasting Change

Our therapy sessions will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to strengthen your relationship. We will guide you in developing effective communication strategies, deepening your emotional connection, and managing conflicts constructively. The goal is to help you build a solid foundation for lasting change and a more fulfilling relationship.

The Benefits of The Gottman Method

The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy offers numerous benefits for couples looking to rebuild trust, strengthen their connection, and overcome challenges. Some of the advantages include:

  • Improved communication skills
  • Enhanced emotional intimacy
  • Effective conflict resolution techniques
  • Reduced negative communication patterns
  • Increased relationship satisfaction and happiness
  • Greater understanding and empathy towards each other
  • Renewed commitment and trust

Embark on a Journey towards a Healthier Relationship

If you are ready to take the next step in improving your relationship, Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc is here to guide you. With our expertise in The Gottman Method, we provide comprehensive support and professional counseling to help you overcome obstacles and cultivate a more fulfilling partnership.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment and embark on a journey towards a healthier and happier relationship. Together, we can pave the way for a stronger connection and a brighter future.

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