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Gottman Method

Your relationship deserves to be understood and at SexOneFour we use science-backed approaches to help guide our work. Based on forty years of research by Dr.’s John and Julie Gottman, couples therapy starts with a thorough assessment of your relationship then builds a treatment plan tailored to your relationship’s needs. Every couple is given the chance to complete the Gottman Relationship Checkup which provides a road map of  your relationship’s strengths and needs.

Gottman Therapy Helps


Gottman therapy teaches couples communication skills, such as active listening, expressing needs & emotions, and avoiding harmful communication patterns like criticism, contempt, defensiveness, & stonewalling.

Conflict Resolution

Couples learn strategies to manage and resolve conflicts in a healthy and constructive manner. This includes understanding and managing differences, finding compromises, and seeking win-win solutions.

Stengthen Connection

Gottman focuses on fostering emotional intimacy and building a strong friendship between partners. Couples learn to express love, appreciation, and fondness for each other regularly.

What to Expect:

First Session: Great couples therapy starts with a great assessment. The first session is history gathering about your relationship using  the Gottman Oral Interview. Getting a comprehensive history of your relationship is vital to help you untangle what got you here.

Between the First and Second Session: Couples are sent the Gottman Relationship Checkup. This gives a comprehensive breakdown of areas of strength and areas of growth in the relationship

Second Session: I will meet with each partner individually to get individual history and their perspective of the relationship. 

Third Session:  We are back together and we will all go over your results from the Gottman Relationship Checkup. Together goals for treatment will also be discussed and all couples get a  copy of their treatment plan. I am very transparent in my process and you are the expert in your relationship, I just help create a roadmap and serve as a guide to help you get back to where you want to be.

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