Patricia Gibberman
Certified since 2007

Patricia Gibberman

8550 Arlington Blvd., Suite 300 Fairfax, VA  22031 United States
(703) 208-9988(703) 208-9988
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Languages

English

Availability

By appointment

Insurance Accepted

No

Payment Policies
Credit cards accepted
Qualifications
  • Degree: MSW
  • Field: Clinical Social Work
  • Year graduated: 1978
  • Practice since: 1978
  • License states: Virginia
About

As a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, I help couples enhance their relationships by re-establishing trust, increasing friendship and intimacy, improving communication, calming conflict, and creating shared meaning. No matter how troubled a relationship seems, you can turn it around if you know how to create the change that matters. Even in cases of infidelity, couples can heal and begin to turn towards each other again to create a stronger marriage than the one that existed before the affair. For engaged couples, premarital counseling can mean the difference between getting off to a good start in your life together and becoming mired in conflict. Research shows that, on average, couples wait six years from the time they recognize that they are having serious problems to the time that they seek help for their relationship. During this period, problems often worsen, and a lot of damage can be done to the relationship. Therefore, it is important that couples seek help as early in their relationship as possible if they feel that that their perpetual issues are becoming gridlocked. However, even long-term couples with long-standing conflicts can find ways to get their relationship back on a positive track if they know how to apply the right tools. Couples are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. Therefore, I devise a customized treatment plan for each couple based on a brief evaluation period with you. This is very much an interactive, solution-focused process, incorporating support and practical feedback to help you address current relationship challenges and long-standing conflicts. In addition to my Gottman Certification, I have also been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Psychobiological Couples Therapy. Thus, I have many tools at my disposal which I integrate with the Gottman Method to help the broadest range of couples create the relationship they really want.

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
Specialties
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
Specialized Ages
  • Adults