Gottman Therapy

The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a research-based approach combining the wisdom of several decades of empirical data and clinical practice. Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps couples push through obstacles and challenges to create greater mutual empathy, connectedness and attachment in their relationships.

Using empirically-based interventions, and structured exercises, the Gottman Method is a directive, goal-focused, evidence-based therapy. Interventions are derived from longitudinal data collected from Dr. Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples. This research demonstrates what actually works to help couples achieve meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

What specifically does the Gottman Method do?

The Gottman Method helps couples to learn and apply tools and strategies to reduce and work through perpetual conflicts, enhance friendship and intimacy, and creating shared meaning – all of which work towards helping couples to create and grow healthy, long lasting relationships.

In Dr. Gottman’s most recent research, he shares his newest findings about how successful couples utilize techniques which enhance “emotional attunement”, that includes strategies for understanding, tolerance and increased mutual empathy.  The Gottman method trains couples to learn and implement attunement skills through structured exercises and homework which builds trust and safety and comfort in their relationship.

How does Lakefront Counseling Group work with the Gottman Method?

All of our couples therapy and intensive relationship therapy sessions integrate the Gottman Method, where we combine the research-based principles of Dr. Gottman’s work to your specific needs and goals. When you practice and integrate Gottman’s well-respected and well researched methods, you work towards ensuring a more meaningful relationship that can-last a lifetime.

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Millennium Plaza
155 N Michigan Ave,
Suites 325-326
Chicago, IL 60601
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2530 Crawford Ave
Suite 301
Evanston, IL 60201
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