When couples struggle with communication, they need proven therapy techniques to help each partner feel heard and valued. Partners experiencing a breakdown in communication often feel angry and alone, which exacerbates the disconnection and relationship conflict.
Our Marriage and Family Therapist, Jessica Bassett, specializes in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. The Gottman Method is one of the most effective approaches to couples counseling. It is a therapeutic approach born out of more than 40 years of scientific research and behavior analysis of couples over a long period of time. The method aims to increase friendship, understanding, intimacy, and respect by removing communication and relationship growth barriers.
How the Gottman Method Improves Communication
One of the techniques of this therapeutic approach involves identifying problem areas and learning positive responses and reactions to improve communication. So, partners learn to replace negative emotions with positive communication skills, promoting healthy change and development. The three primary areas of focus in the Gottman Method are:
- Increasing friendship
- Managing conflict
- Creating shared goals
As Ms. Bassett leads couples through the therapy process, they identify what problems exist in the relationship. Then, she guides them through exercises that help them build their fondness and respect for each other. Finally, she uses the Gottman Method techniques to teach them practical skills, such as how to get over arguments, makeup, listening, and communicating in a way that promotes a healthy relationship.
What to Expect from Effective Couples Therapy
If you are experiencing difficulties in your relationship, you may wonder how soon you can expect to see results from couples therapy. Of course, the timeline is different for each couple. However, when you engage in the proper therapeutic techniques, you can trust that you are making progress and doing the work to help you achieve the desired results.
Turning to a trusted clinic like Positive Living Psychotherapy means you can count on receiving experienced, qualified couples counseling from a marriage and family therapist. Our newest therapist, Jessica Bassett, uses the Gottman Method and other multi-systemic therapy techniques to help you transform your relationship. She guides you through the process step-by-step and provides a safe space for you and your partner to work through difficult emotions while identifying and achieving your relationship goals.
Schedule Couples Therapy Today to Improve Your Relationship
There’s no reason to feel unheard or unloved another day. You and your partner deserve a healthy, loving relationship and the opportunity to grow as individuals and as a couple. Reach out to Positive Living Psychotherapy today to schedule a couples therapy session. Our professional therapists are dedicated to helping you succeed as a couple through proven couples therapy techniques. Connect with us online or call (770) 552-0333 for a free phone consultation.