Gottman Method Couples Therapy

At Inside Passage Relationship Counseling, we specialize in integrating Gottman Method Couples Therapy into our work with couples.

What is Gottman Method Couples Therapy?

Through research-based interventions and exercises, Gottman Method Couples Therapy is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy with strategies that are based upon empirical data from Dr. John Gottman’s study of more than 3,000 couples.

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. Outcome research has shown Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be effective for treating same-sex relationships.
Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:

“We both got so much out of even our first session. We really bonded with our therapist and she helped us see things from new perspectives. We are so glad we chose to do this for our marriage. We are so glad we chose Inside Passage Counseling!”


Gottman Method Couples Therapy Successfully Helps Couples Experiencing:

Lasting change requires the right intervention with the right guide.

Find a Trained Gottman Method Therapist at Inside Passage Relationship Counseling

Choosing to seek therapy isn’t always easy, but finding the right therapist should be.

We are committed to creating a safe, non-judgmental space that welcomes all individuals, regardless of race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or relationship structure.

"I would recommend Inside Passage Counseling to any couple who wants to remember why they fell in love in the first place. It truly saved our marriage."


Getting Started

Often the most important step you will ever take is the first one. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the assistance you need.

Call Today

Our professional scheduling team will answer your questions and help you find the right therapist. 

Initial Session

We’ll schedule an initial session with your therapist so you can discuss your goals and how the therapist can help.

Recurring Sessions

If it’s a good fit, we’ll schedule recurring sessions weekly or biweekly to help you meet your goals.

How Does the Gottman Method work?

The Gottman Method is based on Dr. John Gottman’s 40 years of research on long-lasting, happy marriages. From this research, Drs. John and Julie Gottman developed the Sound Relationship House Theory.

Built on the pillars of trust and commitment, The Sound Relationship House provides a map for couples to strengthen every level of their relationship so that they can experience success and happiness.

Building Love Maps

Research found that emotionally intelligent couples are intimately familiar with each other's worlds. Staying up to date on your partner's emotional world is the friendship level of the house.

Sharing Fondness & Admiration

Gottman found that, for your partner to feel loved and respected, there must be 20 positive interactions for every 1 negative interaction.

Turning Towards Each Other

This level of the house is about recognizing and responding lovingly to your partner's bids for affection. This is where Gottman Method overlaps with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Positive Perspective

Supported by the first three levels, couples maintain a positive perspective of the relationship by making regular deposits into their partner's emotional bank account.

Managing Conflict

Happy couples manage conflict by accepting their partner's influence, dialoguing about problems and practicing self-soothing.

Creating Life Dreams & Shared Meaning

Making time to talk about your marriage, supporting each other's dreams, and creating shared meaning is a fundamental part of all happy partnerships

Choose a brighter, more resilient future today!

If you are ready to improve your emotional well-being and quality of life, contact Inside Passage Relationship Counseling today.