Gottman Method Therapists in Downtown, Charlotte, NC

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Divya Mahadevia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28211
I work with couples using the Gottman Method framework to help build empathy and mutual respect within relationships.
Being vulnerable can be a significant barrier to receiving help for many who feel unsafe, unrecognized and often unheard. Learning to be open in a safe, receptive and supportive environment can be pivotal to your wellness. I work with individuals 8-years and older who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, low self-esteem and unhealthy boundaries. I strive to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental, diverse, and culturally open space for you to share your feelings and experiences authentically. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in my practice.
I work with couples using the Gottman Method framework to help build empathy and mutual respect within relationships.
Being vulnerable can be a significant barrier to receiving help for many who feel unsafe, unrecognized and often unheard. Learning to be open in a safe, receptive and supportive environment can be pivotal to your wellness. I work with individuals 8-years and older who are struggling with Anxiety, Depression, life transitions, interpersonal conflict, low self-esteem and unhealthy boundaries. I strive to provide a welcoming, non-judgmental, diverse, and culturally open space for you to share your feelings and experiences authentically. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in my practice.
(704) 459-7539 View (704) 459-7539
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Niki Mullis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LCAS-A
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28204
Niki Mullis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. A graduate of Queens University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services, Niki completed her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. She is a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and offers pre-marital counseling. Niki is also certified in the Level 1 Gottman Method and continuing training to become fully certified.
Niki Mullis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist Associate. A graduate of Queens University with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services, Niki completed her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. She is a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and offers pre-marital counseling. Niki is also certified in the Level 1 Gottman Method and continuing training to become fully certified.
(980) 399-5825 View (980) 399-5825
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Tommy Bischoff
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, LMFT-S, CGCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28205
Additionally, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.
My therapy approach is very collaborative. I believe you are the expert of your life and I will work with you to achieve your goals. Research clearly indicates that having a good relationship between the therapist and client is crucial for positive outcomes to occur. I am compassionate, an empathetic listener, and I strive to create a space that feels comfortable for you to express yourself. In a safe environment, together we will explore, process, and learn what can be done differently in order to achieve greater satisfaction and peace.
Additionally, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work.
My therapy approach is very collaborative. I believe you are the expert of your life and I will work with you to achieve your goals. Research clearly indicates that having a good relationship between the therapist and client is crucial for positive outcomes to occur. I am compassionate, an empathetic listener, and I strive to create a space that feels comfortable for you to express yourself. In a safe environment, together we will explore, process, and learn what can be done differently in order to achieve greater satisfaction and peace.
(980) 414-8259 View (980) 414-8259
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The Jenkins Creative Counseling Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28210
We care about you and your ability to thrive! JCCC is a proud believer in positive psychology and the ability to work past all of life’s curveballs. Be it early childhood development years or difficulty navigating marital issues, we employ unique and fun mental health-based therapies for an explorative approach towards healing. We utilize different techniques such as Play Therapy, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (horses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and much more! Our creative approach to therapy is a unique way to assist many clients with overcoming various challenges in their lives.
We care about you and your ability to thrive! JCCC is a proud believer in positive psychology and the ability to work past all of life’s curveballs. Be it early childhood development years or difficulty navigating marital issues, we employ unique and fun mental health-based therapies for an explorative approach towards healing. We utilize different techniques such as Play Therapy, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (horses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and much more! Our creative approach to therapy is a unique way to assist many clients with overcoming various challenges in their lives.
(704) 237-6722 View (704) 237-6722
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Agape Christian Counseling Center
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28227
Some have advanced trainings in EMDR for trauma counseling, Gottman Method or Prepare-Enrich for marriage counseling, CBT, DBT.
We are a group of counselors who are dedicated to the well-being of our clients as we practice professional counseling from a Christian perspective. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, losing a loved one, challenges at work, having hard time parenting your children or dissatisfaction in your marriage - we provide a safe place for you to come individually, as a family, or as a couple to explore the issues you might be experiencing, gain new perspective, and work on overcoming your difficulties. While taking an integrative approach to therapy, we welcome all people who seek counseling, regardless of religious background.
Some have advanced trainings in EMDR for trauma counseling, Gottman Method or Prepare-Enrich for marriage counseling, CBT, DBT.
We are a group of counselors who are dedicated to the well-being of our clients as we practice professional counseling from a Christian perspective. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, losing a loved one, challenges at work, having hard time parenting your children or dissatisfaction in your marriage - we provide a safe place for you to come individually, as a family, or as a couple to explore the issues you might be experiencing, gain new perspective, and work on overcoming your difficulties. While taking an integrative approach to therapy, we welcome all people who seek counseling, regardless of religious background.
(704) 448-0762 View (704) 448-0762
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Diana Collins
Counselor, MA, LCMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28204
We are all on a journey, and I'm honored to help you make sense of it, as I work with couples and adults navigating the challenges of life and death. For couples, I use the Gottman Method and attachment theory to address relationship dissatisfaction and build intimacy. I understand the challenges of an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) partnership. With individuals experiencing major life transitions, I generally take a transpersonal or holistic approach, with special emphasis on spirituality. I'm an interfaith minister and death dula, trained to be spiritually relevent in a diverse community.
We are all on a journey, and I'm honored to help you make sense of it, as I work with couples and adults navigating the challenges of life and death. For couples, I use the Gottman Method and attachment theory to address relationship dissatisfaction and build intimacy. I understand the challenges of an ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) partnership. With individuals experiencing major life transitions, I generally take a transpersonal or holistic approach, with special emphasis on spirituality. I'm an interfaith minister and death dula, trained to be spiritually relevent in a diverse community.
(704) 389-2650 View (704) 389-2650
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Dr. Galina Olivera-Celdran
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCMHC-S
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28270
I am trained in Gottman Method to Couples Counseling, Prepare-Enrich, EMDR (trauma counseling), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for marriage counseling).
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
I am trained in Gottman Method to Couples Counseling, Prepare-Enrich, EMDR (trauma counseling), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), IFS (Internal Family Systems) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for marriage counseling).
I offer counseling for PTSD, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD and relationship difficulties. If you struggle with PTSD because of the past traumas, I will gently help you decrease distress by processing and making sense of traumatic events and equipping you to respond rather than react in triggering situations. If you need counseling for anxiety and depression, we will work on skills to regulate your emotions, bring your anxiety to a healthy level, and help you experience joy, purpose and connection with others. If you seek counseling for OCD, I can help you tolerate uncertainty and fears to improve your quality of life.
(704) 327-0383 View (704) 327-0383
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Ria Crissinger
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28204
I incorporate the Gottman Method in couples counseling and Prepare and Enrich curriculum in premarital work.
I approach counseling with compassion and curiosity, with the goal of offering space for others to work through difficult emotions and experiences. I encourage those I work with to show the same curiosity and compassion toward themselves as I know this work can be challenging at times, but also exceptionally rewarding. I utilize psychodynamic techniques in therapy, which are targeted toward helping people understand how their unique history affects their present lives and relationships. Through this insight individuals can find healing and become more equipped to make the lasting changes they want to see in their life.
I incorporate the Gottman Method in couples counseling and Prepare and Enrich curriculum in premarital work.
I approach counseling with compassion and curiosity, with the goal of offering space for others to work through difficult emotions and experiences. I encourage those I work with to show the same curiosity and compassion toward themselves as I know this work can be challenging at times, but also exceptionally rewarding. I utilize psychodynamic techniques in therapy, which are targeted toward helping people understand how their unique history affects their present lives and relationships. Through this insight individuals can find healing and become more equipped to make the lasting changes they want to see in their life.
(704) 981-8973 View (704) 981-8973
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Caroline Biber
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28204
I am trained in the Gottman Method, a research and evidence-based approach to couples therapy.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling like things just aren't clicking the way they used to? It's tough when you're holding on by a thread, trying to meet everyone's needs while feeling like yours are being overlooked. Maybe you're wondering if it's normal to feel this way, or if there's something more you could be doing. You're not alone. Many couples find themselves in this situation, where it seems like no matter how hard they try, they can't seem to communicate effectively or meet each other's needs. But there is hope.
I am trained in the Gottman Method, a research and evidence-based approach to couples therapy.
Are you struggling in your relationship? Feeling like things just aren't clicking the way they used to? It's tough when you're holding on by a thread, trying to meet everyone's needs while feeling like yours are being overlooked. Maybe you're wondering if it's normal to feel this way, or if there's something more you could be doing. You're not alone. Many couples find themselves in this situation, where it seems like no matter how hard they try, they can't seem to communicate effectively or meet each other's needs. But there is hope.
(704) 750-8279 View (704) 750-8279
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Dr. Robert Lewis Bozard
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28203
Welcome. Helping Men is the focus of my practice. I offer talk-based Doctoral-level therapy for Anxiety, Relationship/Sexual Issues, Depression, College/Young Adults, Self-Understanding, Motivation/Focus, Social Anxiety, Assertiveness, Anger, Porn/Sexual/Gaming Addictions, and other concerns. Sometimes issues look different in men and go unrecognized, or need a different approach. I draw from 17 years in the field, applying a unique blend of thought-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), practical Reality/Choice Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy (exploring underlying influences), and Gottman Method (for relationships).
Welcome. Helping Men is the focus of my practice. I offer talk-based Doctoral-level therapy for Anxiety, Relationship/Sexual Issues, Depression, College/Young Adults, Self-Understanding, Motivation/Focus, Social Anxiety, Assertiveness, Anger, Porn/Sexual/Gaming Addictions, and other concerns. Sometimes issues look different in men and go unrecognized, or need a different approach. I draw from 17 years in the field, applying a unique blend of thought-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), practical Reality/Choice Theory, Psychodynamic Therapy (exploring underlying influences), and Gottman Method (for relationships).
(704) 665-0382 View (704) 665-0382
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Connect Couples Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28209
Our skilled and caring team of therapists are here to help you reach your goals using the science-based Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Major life transitions, communication issues, unmet emotional needs, addiction, infidelity, and relationship neglect can all produce a sense of disconnection. We help couples work through these and other issues in a way that builds trust and closeness.
Our skilled and caring team of therapists are here to help you reach your goals using the science-based Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Major life transitions, communication issues, unmet emotional needs, addiction, infidelity, and relationship neglect can all produce a sense of disconnection. We help couples work through these and other issues in a way that builds trust and closeness.
(704) 389-5549 View (704) 389-5549
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Brooke Szitas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28205
I use attachment-based approaches, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, sex therapy, and Gottman Method Therapy to facilitate change, improve communication, foster intimacy, and improve sexual functioning.
Life is full of transitions and challenges that can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family problems. You may feel frustrated, anxious, and disappointed leading to your desire to seek help. I believe everyone needs a person that supports, advocates, and listens to them. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strive to build a space of acceptance to promote your growth and honor your strengths. I believe everyone has their own unique experiences and therefore, I adapt my approach to fit your needs and goals.
I use attachment-based approaches, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy, sex therapy, and Gottman Method Therapy to facilitate change, improve communication, foster intimacy, and improve sexual functioning.
Life is full of transitions and challenges that can lead to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and family problems. You may feel frustrated, anxious, and disappointed leading to your desire to seek help. I believe everyone needs a person that supports, advocates, and listens to them. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strive to build a space of acceptance to promote your growth and honor your strengths. I believe everyone has their own unique experiences and therefore, I adapt my approach to fit your needs and goals.
(704) 741-3502 View (704) 741-3502
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Breta M. Collins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28203
I have completed Level 3 training in the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy.
Life and love can be messy. Our 24/7 world can make otherwise successful people get out of balance in their lives and in their relationships. The good news is: quality, research-based counseling works for couples and individuals. Together, we can help you and/or your relationship feel better.
I have completed Level 3 training in the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy.
Life and love can be messy. Our 24/7 world can make otherwise successful people get out of balance in their lives and in their relationships. The good news is: quality, research-based counseling works for couples and individuals. Together, we can help you and/or your relationship feel better.
(704) 276-6626 View (704) 276-6626
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Savannah Bryant
Counselor, LCMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28226
My warm, gentle, and non-judgmental affect provides comfort and trust to clients so that they may experience what they need most- whether that be play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or couple's interventions through my level one training in the Gottman method.
I am passionate about empowering others to live life with intentionality and genuinely love themselves in the process. I find meaning in my professional work when I can help equip families with the tools that they need to experience wholeness and unity as they navigate joys and hardship, together. My areas of speciality include working with young children (preschool and above) through young adults. My areas of interest include ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, trauma, loss, behavioral and adjustment challenges. In addition to my work with individuals, I also enjoy working with engaged and married couples.
My warm, gentle, and non-judgmental affect provides comfort and trust to clients so that they may experience what they need most- whether that be play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or couple's interventions through my level one training in the Gottman method.
I am passionate about empowering others to live life with intentionality and genuinely love themselves in the process. I find meaning in my professional work when I can help equip families with the tools that they need to experience wholeness and unity as they navigate joys and hardship, together. My areas of speciality include working with young children (preschool and above) through young adults. My areas of interest include ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, trauma, loss, behavioral and adjustment challenges. In addition to my work with individuals, I also enjoy working with engaged and married couples.
(704) 703-4355 View (704) 703-4355
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Glenise Parrott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28210  (Online Only)
I work with couples using the Gottman Method and am also AASECT certified therapist and treat all sexual disorders, both with couples and with individuals. I treat all relationship issues, including affair recovery, out of control sexual behavior and ambiguity about whether or not to stay together. I specialize in addressing all kinds of intimacy issues, physical, emotional etc. As a sex therapist I treat desire discrepancy within a couple, erectile difficulties and problems with orgasm, along with any other sexual issues. I feel uniquely qualified to help couples as sexual issues are so often a part of a problematic relationship.
I work with couples using the Gottman Method and am also AASECT certified therapist and treat all sexual disorders, both with couples and with individuals. I treat all relationship issues, including affair recovery, out of control sexual behavior and ambiguity about whether or not to stay together. I specialize in addressing all kinds of intimacy issues, physical, emotional etc. As a sex therapist I treat desire discrepancy within a couple, erectile difficulties and problems with orgasm, along with any other sexual issues. I feel uniquely qualified to help couples as sexual issues are so often a part of a problematic relationship.
(704) 380-9194 View (704) 380-9194
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Donna Moore Kanipe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MACC, LMFT, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28226
When working with couples, I integrate the evidence based models of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I specialize in working with pre-marital couples, distressed couples, and individuals (21+). My experience includes counseling pre-marital couples, conflicted couples, trauma survivors, divorce care, women grieving betrayals, anxiety, panic attacks, grief, and adjustment after life-altering accidents and medical conditions.
When working with couples, I integrate the evidence based models of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I specialize in working with pre-marital couples, distressed couples, and individuals (21+). My experience includes counseling pre-marital couples, conflicted couples, trauma survivors, divorce care, women grieving betrayals, anxiety, panic attacks, grief, and adjustment after life-altering accidents and medical conditions.
(704) 215-4203 View (704) 215-4203
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Kristan Graham Seaford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MaEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28211
With couples, I use my (Level One and Level Two) training in the Gottman Method as well as the Prepare-Enrich Premarital and Marital program.
Oftentimes life doesn't turn out the way we had planned. Still other times, the plans we made aren't what we thought they'd be at all!! During these times, we could all use a bit of help, sometimes even professional help. That's where I come in. I have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families from the tween years through late adulthood— during times of transition, sadness, strife and downright crisis.
With couples, I use my (Level One and Level Two) training in the Gottman Method as well as the Prepare-Enrich Premarital and Marital program.
Oftentimes life doesn't turn out the way we had planned. Still other times, the plans we made aren't what we thought they'd be at all!! During these times, we could all use a bit of help, sometimes even professional help. That's where I come in. I have the privilege of working with individuals, couples, and families from the tween years through late adulthood— during times of transition, sadness, strife and downright crisis.
(704) 810-2306 View (704) 810-2306
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Sherry L Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28201  (Online Only)
I have training in the Gottman Method for couples (level 1 & 2), EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for individuals, both of which can be used for a variety of issues.
At the Light Source Center for Healing, we believe relationships form our life experience. The therapists at the Center each bring advanced training, combined with their own unique intuition, empathy and energy to the therapeutic relationship in order to help you change your relationship patterns, and thus, improve your life. Whether you need help “fixing your picker” in your dating relationships, want to improve communication in an existing relationship, heal from betrayal trauma or finally deal with the issues from your past that seem to plague all of your relationships, we can help. We serve clients virtually in NC & SC.
I have training in the Gottman Method for couples (level 1 & 2), EMDR and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) for individuals, both of which can be used for a variety of issues.
At the Light Source Center for Healing, we believe relationships form our life experience. The therapists at the Center each bring advanced training, combined with their own unique intuition, empathy and energy to the therapeutic relationship in order to help you change your relationship patterns, and thus, improve your life. Whether you need help “fixing your picker” in your dating relationships, want to improve communication in an existing relationship, heal from betrayal trauma or finally deal with the issues from your past that seem to plague all of your relationships, we can help. We serve clients virtually in NC & SC.
(864) 365-1348 View (864) 365-1348
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Tina Wehner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MTSC, LCMHCS, CSAT-S, CHFP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28209
I currently hold the following Certifications - CSAT-S, CPTT-S, CCBRT (candidate), CHFP, and I am also trained in all levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR with FSAP, ERCEM, and skilled in 12-step therapy.
Are you interested in accelerating your treatment? I specialize and exclusively offer 3 Day Intensive Therapy in my practice. If you are interested in achieving 6 months of therapy in 3 Days and have a desire and willingness to dig deep, roll up your sleeves and work on your issues then our practice might be a good option for you. Hope & Freedom specializes in treating sexual addiction recovery therapy, betrayal trauma treatment for betrayed partners, and provides top quality couples recovery treatment for couples hoping to restore after betrayal. Our website has lots of helpful information and an application for consideration.
I currently hold the following Certifications - CSAT-S, CPTT-S, CCBRT (candidate), CHFP, and I am also trained in all levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, EMDR with FSAP, ERCEM, and skilled in 12-step therapy.
Are you interested in accelerating your treatment? I specialize and exclusively offer 3 Day Intensive Therapy in my practice. If you are interested in achieving 6 months of therapy in 3 Days and have a desire and willingness to dig deep, roll up your sleeves and work on your issues then our practice might be a good option for you. Hope & Freedom specializes in treating sexual addiction recovery therapy, betrayal trauma treatment for betrayed partners, and provides top quality couples recovery treatment for couples hoping to restore after betrayal. Our website has lots of helpful information and an application for consideration.
(980) 372-3255 View (980) 372-3255
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Stephanie Swisher
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Charlotte, NC 28205
Join me in learning the tools and skills to intentionally create the life that you desire. I work with clients who are looking to strengthen trust in themselves. My overarching goal for every client who comes to see me is for them to have a more loving, compassionate relationship to themselves, others, and their past. I use a holistic collaborative approach to counseling that recognizes our unique multidimensional nature, and honors the connection between mind, emotions, energy, and body. I specialize in Brainspotting, Parts work/IFS, and Gottman Method for couples, .
Join me in learning the tools and skills to intentionally create the life that you desire. I work with clients who are looking to strengthen trust in themselves. My overarching goal for every client who comes to see me is for them to have a more loving, compassionate relationship to themselves, others, and their past. I use a holistic collaborative approach to counseling that recognizes our unique multidimensional nature, and honors the connection between mind, emotions, energy, and body. I specialize in Brainspotting, Parts work/IFS, and Gottman Method for couples, .
(828) 373-2907 View (828) 373-2907

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Gottman Method Therapists

How does the Gottman method work?

One of the core doctrines of the Gottman method is that negative emotions hurt relationships about five times more than positive emotions help them. Thus, couples require five times more positive interactions than negative interactions with each other. The therapist will guide clients on how to improve communication and understanding of each other to manage conflict and have their emotional needs met. The therapist will also advise couples on how to repair relations with each other when conflict arises, and therefore avoid lasting damage.

Is the Gottman method evidence-based?

Yes, this method is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy. The method is based on more than 40 years of research by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the psychologists who developed the method. The Gottmans analyzed decades of data to draw conclusions about what types of interactions are likely to lead to specific results, and which interventions are most likely to lead to success. Studies have found that this approach leads to improvements in relationship satisfaction, intimacy, communication skills, and a lower rate of divorce.

How long does the Gottman method take?

The duration of treatment depends on the specific challenges clients face. Sessions are typically 60 to 90 minutes long, and an average course of treatment is around 10 sessions. In some cases, such as for couples dealing with a critical problem, the therapist will suggest an intensive course of treatment, with daily sessions over the first two to four days. Treatment is complete when the couple is satisfied and has met the goals they’ve set, and when the therapist believes they have the skills to continue on their own.

Is the Gottman method effective?

Through the Gottman method, couples can achieve changes that are real and sustainable. This treatment has been used for more than 40 years; the method is supported by empirical research, including randomized controlled trials that have demonstrated effectiveness in improving relationship outcomes for couples. Like any talk therapy, success or failure depends in large part on how committed the clients are to making positive changes and working toward results.