The Gottman Method - Researched Based

Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy guides the practitioner in assessing the unique strengths and stressors that impact the bond between two people. By extensively studying the interactions between couples, John Gottman has been able to determine what behaviors are associated with relationships that last and those that end in divorce. From this research the Gottman’s have developed a wide range of effective interventions, including:

Re-igniting the flames of fading intimacy and friendship

Bridging the chasm of emotional distance and building a culture of appreciation

De-escalating volatile arguments and gridlocked fights

Eradicating criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling

Healing from affairs and other breaches of trust

Building shared meaning for long term connection

By having completed Level Three Training and enrolled into full Gottman certification track, Gary Stittgen is able to offer The Gottman Method Assessment, Weekly Counseling, and Marathon Therapy to you!

The Gottman Method - Researched Based

Gottman Method™ Couples Therapy guides the practitioner in assessing the unique strengths and stressors that impact the bond between two people. By extensively studying the interactions between couples, John Gottman has been able to determine what behaviors are associated with relationships that last and those that end in divorce. From this research the Gottman’s have developed a wide range of effective interventions, including:

  • Re-igniting the flames of fading intimacy and friendship
  • Bridging the chasm of emotional distance and building a culture of appreciation
  • De-escalating volatile arguments and gridlocked fights
  • Eradicating criticism, defensiveness, contempt and stonewalling
  • Healing from affairs and other breaches of trust
  • Building shared meaning for long term connection

By having completed Level Three Training and enrolled into full Gottman certification track, Gary Stittgen is able to offer The Gottman Method Assessment, Weekly Counseling, and Marathon Therapy to you!

What does the Gottman Method Look Like

Gary engages each couple with an in-depth assessment to identify problem areas & precisely target treatment interventions for each couple’s unique needs. This approach allows for a full understanding of the issues each couple is facing. Gary then is able to engage each couple in therapeutic services tailored to them.
 
Assessment will consistent of the following:
An initial joint 90-minute session focused on the the couple sharing concerns and the history of their relationship, highlighting the seminal moments that led to the current state of distress.
 
Completion of The Standard Gottman Relationship Survey that help to further identify the couple’s strengths and challenges. This will be repeated after a few months to assist in monitoring progress towards goals.
 

One individual session with each partner, allowing them to share their personal histories and perspectives.

Lastly, a 90-minute feedback session in which the therapist shares their observations of the relationship struggles, as well as the development of goals for couples counseling.  The couple will receive a detailed report outlining assessment.
 
Once the assessment process has been completed, the couple can opt to proceed with weekly sessions or marathon therapy. 
 
The cost for a Half-Day Assessment Package is $975, which includes all of the above. 
 

Gottman Method Therapy Options

Gary offers a variety of services to best fit the couple’s needs. Once the assessment process is completed the offers the below.
 
Weekly/Biweekly 50-Minute Sessions 
Weekly/Biweekly 90-Minute Sessions (Recommended)
 
Extended or Marathon Therapy which would range from 3-6 hoursof therapy in one sitting, ideal for severe relationship issues, cost range of $600 – $1,000.
 
Please note any Couple’s Counseling will still require prior assessment process to be completed.
Completion of Assessment can be done across weekly sessions or in a Half-Day Assessment Package which would cost $875. Ideal for couples who want a quick start to the weekly therapy process. 
 
Gary does accept insurance; however, insurance often does not cover couple’s counseling. Please inquire with Gary, or your insurance provider, about coverage of costs with insurance.

The Benefits of Intensive Sessions

  • Most importantly, it is designed for couples to change the trajectory of their relationship in a shorter period of time than traditional weekly counseling or coaching.  This condensed, highly focused approach can help couples move more quickly through specific issues.
  • Techniques used in this marriage retreat are based on the research of Dr. John Gottman.  Why Gottman?  Science! This approach to relationship health has been developed from over 40 years of research.
  • Marathon intensive sessions offer flexibility in scheduling to meet your unique needs.  Marathon sessions can range from 3 to 6 hours in a day.
  • The private setting gives you ample, uninterrupted time to devote to your relationship.
  • Marathon therapy can help move couples from thinking of ending their relationship to recommitting in new ways.  It can also start premarital couples on the right track to have a life-time of relationship satisfaction.

Gottman Method Therapy Options

Gary offers a variety of services to best fit the couple’s needs. Once the assessment process is completed the offers the below.
 
Weekly/Biweekly 50-Minute Sessions 

Weekly/Biweekly 90-Minute Sessions (Recommended)
 
Extended or Marathon Therapy which would range from 3-6 hoursof therapy in one sitting, ideal for severe relationship issues, cost range of $600 – $1,000.
 
Please note any Couple’s Counseling will still require prior assessment process to be completed.

Completion of Assessment can be done across weekly sessions or in a Half-Day Assessment Package which would cost $875. Ideal for couples who want a quick start to the weekly therapy process. 
 
Gary does accept insurance; however, insurance often does not cover couple’s counseling. Please inquire with Gary, or your insurance provider, about coverage of costs with insurance.

The Benefits of Intensive Sessions

Most importantly, it is designed for couples to change the trajectory of their relationship in a shorter period of time than traditional weekly counseling or coaching.  This condensed, highly focused approach can help couples move more quickly through specific issues.

Techniques used in this marriage retreat are based on the research of Dr. John Gottman.  Why Gottman?  Science! This approach to relationship health has been developed from over 40 years of research.

Marathon intensive sessions offer flexibility in scheduling to meet your unique needs.  Marathon sessions can range from 3 to 6 hours in a day.

The private setting gives you ample, uninterrupted time to devote to your relationship.

Marathon therapy can help move couples from thinking of ending their relationship to recommitting in new ways.  It can also start premarital couples on the right track to have a life-time of relationship satisfaction.

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