Couples Therapy

Do you and your partner have difficulty communicating and understanding each other? Are you stuck arguing in circles about the same issues? Or are you in a good relationship and would like to make it even better?

Don’t be one of those couples who fit the statistics and wait on average 6 years from the first signs of problems before they seek help (Notarius & Buongiorno, 1992)! By then your problems deepen, opposing positions become more entrenched, feelings become deeply hurt and the task of recovery is more difficult. Problems don’t just go away.

The Seven Principles Program is based on the New York Times Best Seller, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. The Seven Principles teaches partners new and startling strategies for making their relationship work.

This program is designed to strengthen your relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this program will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this program will provide a road map for repair. As an authorized Seven Principles Program Educator, I will teach you specifically what successful couples do to create a long-lasting relationship and what the benefits of a stable, committed relationship are.

The Gottman Seven Principles Program is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship.

· Pre-engaged couples

· Pre-marital couples

· Married couples whether newlyweds or married for decades

· Those who wish to enhance a good relationship

· Those needing better conflict management tools.

The Seven Principles Program will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

You will learn how to:

· Foster respect, affection, and closeness

· Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world

· Keep conflict discussions calm

· Break through and resolve conflict gridlock

· Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

Nancy Cowden, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Authorized Gottman Seven Principles Program, Educator