You can heal your relationships.

Let’s be honest about relationships...

Many of us did not have great role-modeling about what healthy relationships look like or how exactly to pull that off.
And also…
You have a basic human drive to be in relationships and connected with friends, family, co-workers, and romantically.
It’s crucial to your survival and happiness.
And of course…
You want to be in relationships where you feel understood, safe, loved, and able to communicate easily without frequent fighting or feeling uncertain.
But instead…
You end up feeling misunderstood.
You don’t feel comforted or supported in the ways that you need.
You don’t feel as close to others as you want to feel.
Little issues end up turning into big fights and hurt feelings.
Or maybe you avoid bringing things up because you don’t want to have an argument.

Often it seems like you just can’t communicate about things in a way that works.

So how do you make your relationships better?


1. Better understand yourself and your particular emotional and practical needs.
2. Better understand the other person's emotional and practical needs.
3. Work to build a strong connection and bond with each other in specific ways.
4. Learn new ways to communicate effectively, with each others’ personalities and needs in mind.​

Now...imagine feeling calm, at ease, and closely connected in your relationship.

Can you see it?  Let’s get you there!

Gottman Method therapy to improve your relationship

Gottman Method Couples Therapy (GMCT) is based in over 40 years of research into what makes relationships work and what destroys them.

 

As a treatment model, it has a well-documented success rate when couples engage in it effectively.  The techniques are extremely transferable and work with all relationships (family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.). 

The goals of GMCT are to: decrease your harmful communication styles, improve the effectiveness of your communication (even when fighting), increase the respect and affection between each other, and create deeper intimacy by developing empathy and understanding of each other.

Learn more about GMCT and how it can help you or set up a free consultation to discuss what we can achieve for you with online counseling!

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
― Albert Einstein

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