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I specialize in marriage counseling. I focus on a couples strengths and challenges, using assessments to pin point those which include concepts such as how well you know each other, how often you turn towards or away from each other when there is conflict, how well you express you feeling towards each other, and look at how conflict is dealt with in the relationship. Usually if there is a lot of arguing and fighting, conflict is not being regulated well and emotions such as blame, defensiveness, stonewalling and contempt have the upper hand. Initial focus is on communication and conflict regulating skills rather than conflict resolution, because as you know some conflicts are never resolved.
The basic concepts of The Gottman Method revolve around how to build a strong interactive relationship, understanding the nature of conflict, as well as regulating and managing conflict, understanding components of how conflict gets out of control and how to turn conflict into a positive experience. In addition, the Gottman Method Couples Therapy helps to turn around a marriage with strong negative sentiments into a cooperative, loving exchange of couple interactions.