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Gottman Method Arlington, VA

Gottman Method Arlington, Virginia

People who have strong, healthy relationships have a better quality of life. 

They live longer and experience fewer physical, emotional, and mental health issues. On the contrary, people with unhealthy partnerships struggle with being stuck in a cycle of negativity and dissatisfaction with their lives.

If you and your partner feel disconnected and are facing struggles in your relationship, Gottman Method Couples Therapy can help. This evidence-based method is rooted in over 40 years of research and is designed to help couples improve their communication, deepen their understanding of each other, and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive way.

If you and your partner are ready to overcome your relationship issues and start living a happy, fulfilling life together, we are here to help. Book an appointment or contact us now to get started.

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What is the Gottman Method?

The Gottman Method was developed by world-renowned psychologist John Gottman to help couples improve love, affection, and intimacy.

Gottman spent decades and countless hours observing thousands of happy and unhappy couples. After his research, he published his findings on The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The four horsemen are the main negative communication patterns that lead relationships to an end. Using those patterns, Gottman can predict with 90% accuracy the likelihood of couples separating.

The four major behaviors are criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling. The Gottman Method focuses on breaking those negative patterns by improving friendship, managing conflicts, and creating shared meaning.

We provide the Gottman Method Arlington because it is one of the most effective forms of couples therapy. We identify the destructive behaviors in your relationship and help you replace them with positive ones using various tools, interventions, and exercises.

How can the Gottman Method Help?

Our Gottman Method couples therapy sessions in Arlington are held in a safe, non-judgmental space where you and your partner can both feel heard and understood. Your therapist will help you identify the key areas for change and learn practical tools to help you both create a mutually beneficial relationship. 

The Gottman Method is based on the concept of building what’s called a “Sound Relationship House” which includes layers of trust, commitment, shared dreams, and understanding each other’s worlds. 

Creating shared meaning: Your therapists will assist you in creating rituals or routines to help strengthen your bond, increase intimacy, and spend meaningful time together.

Making life dreams come true: We’ll help you build a partnership where you both respect and support each other’s dreams and goals.

Managing conflict: Your therapist will help you develop effective communication and conflict-resolution skills to avoid unnecessary conflict and stress.

Positive perspectives: Learn to express gratitude, display kindness, and maintain a positive view of your relationship and each other. This will help increase positive interactions between you both.

Turning Towards Instead of Away: Get guidance on how to deepen your connection and trust to turn towards each other for support during times of need.

Sharing fondness and admiration: Your therapist will encourage you to regularly share and acknowledge the qualities you admire and appreciate in each other to help strengthen your relationship. 

Building love maps: We’ll help you develop a deeper understanding of each other’s hopes, fears, and values.

Do you need the Gottman Method?

Whether you’re married or dating Gottman Method is a highly effective therapeutic modality that can help couples in any stage of their relationship. 

This method can be highly beneficial if you and your partner are facing issues such as:

  • Communication difficulties
  • Frequent arguments
  • Financial problems
  • Loss of intimacy
  • Infidelity
  • Trust issues
  • Controlling or abusive behavior
  • Differing parenting styles
  • Major life transitions
  • Family issues
  • Feeling disconnected or misunderstood

If any of these issues resonate with you, the Gottman Method can help rebuild and strengthen your relationship.

Booking an Appointment for Gottman Method Couples Therapy in Arlington, VA

If you’re ready to find relief from your relationship issues and reconnect with your loved one, we are here to help.

Let’s help you create a successful and happy partnership. Book an appointment or reach out to get started.