How do we Make Love Last?
We teach couples how to build the kind of relationship that is a safe haven with a secure and lasting bond. We do this by using the two leading couples therapy models, Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy.
What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?
At My-Therapist, Inc, we use a proven couples therapy method that has emerged from over 40 years of research data called the Gottman Method Couples Therapy!
Gottman Method Couples Therapy combines the knowledge and wisdom of more than three decades of Gottman research and clinical practice. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Through research-based interventions and exercises, it helps couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy. Intervention strategies are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research with more than 4,000 couples. This research shows us what actually works to help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship. Gottman Method Couples Therapy was developed out of this research to help couples:
Increase respect, affection, and closeness
Break through and resolve conflict when they feel stuck
Generate greater understanding between partners
Keep conflict discussions calm
Research shows that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to manage conflict, and create ways to support each other’s hopes for the future. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have shown how couples can accomplish this by paying attention to what they call the Sound Relationship House, or the seven components of healthy couple relationships.
What is Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy?
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short-term form of therapy that focuses on adult relationships and attachment/bonding. The therapist and clients look at patterns in the relationship and take steps to create a more secure bond and develop more trust to move the relationship in a healthier, more positive direction.