Gottman Method Couples Therapy
At Thrive Postpartum, Couples and Family, we leverage structured and action-oriented techniques based on John Gottman’s more than 40 years of experience analyzing the relationships of over 3,000 couples.
Using this research-driven approach, couples quickly gain insights into their partner and begin rebuilding a loving bond. Let us teach and empower you and your significant other to manage conflict, work through betrayals, gain tools to repair old hurts and build shared dreams for your future.
Common Challenges for couples
Persistent unresolved conflict and/or misunderstanding
Loneliness / lack of physical or emotional intimacy
Difficulty adjusting after baby
Loss of trust after an infidelity
Contemplating separation or divorce
We can guide you through the steps of creating a more fulfilled, deep and lasting relationship with your partner.
About Gottman Method couples Therapy
We’ll get started by doing a little research about your relationship so that we can take a customized approach in your sessions. Using a confidential and HIPAA compliant online tool, you and your spouse will answer questions across a variety of dimensions.
The assessment also addresses:
Individual areas of concern
Core questions cover:
Friendship and intimacy in your relationship
How well you know your partner
How you manage emotions and conflict
Your shared values and goals
What drives meaning in your life
The Gottman Relationship Checkup includes 480 questions and the time it takes to complete varies. On average, clients report investing about two hours time.
How it works
Accept your online invitation
Your therapist will send each of you a separate email inviting you to The Gottman Relationship Checkup.
Create a private profile
Once you have accepted the email invitation to join The Gottman Relationship Checkup, you and your partner will each create individual, separate profiles.
Complete the questionnaire
You and your partner can each complete your own questionnaire privately and at your convenience. In order to preserve the integrity and accuracy of the tool, you are encouraged not to share your responses with one another.
When you have both completed your individual questionnaires, your therapist will be notified
and will be able to securely log in to review your scores and the analysis of your relationship. Your therapist will be able to discuss the results and create a customized plan for strengthening your relationship.
Download the Gottman Relationship Assessment fact sheet.
ready to Get started?
At Thrive Postpartum, Couples and Family, Suma Karandikar currently leads all Gottman Couples Therapy sessions. Suma is a certified Gottman therapist and was personally trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in Seattle.