What To Expect

Overview of

Gottman Method Couples Therapy

The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is based on Dr. John Gottman’s research that began in the 1970’s and continues to this day. The research has focused on what makes relationships succeed or fail. From this research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman have created a method of therapy that emphasizes a “nuts-and-bolts” approach to improving clients’ relationships.

This method is designed to help teach specific tools to deepen friendship and intimacy in your relationship. To help you productively manage conflicts, you will be given methods to manage “resolvable problems” and dialogue about “gridlocked” (or perpetual) issues. We will also work together to help you appreciate your relationship’s strengths and to gently navigate through its vulnerabilities.

Overview Of Gottman Method Couples Therapy Panganiban LLC San Diego CA

Gottman Method Couples Therapy consists of five parts:



“Phasing Out”

of Therapy


Outcome Evaluation

Early in the assessment phase, you will be given some written materials to complete that will help us better understand your relationship. In the first session, we will talk about the history of your relationship, areas of concern, and goals for treatment. Following the first session, you will receive access to the Gottman Connect platform, where you will complete an in-depth assessment of your relationship utilizing the new Love Lab technology in the comfort of your own home. This assessment consists of the Love Lab Relationship Questionnaire and the Love Lab Video Evaluation.

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