The Gottman Methodcouples therapy and The Gottman Relationship Checkup certified couples counselor serve all of Montana with proven results.
The Gottman Research Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
Dr. John Gottman has been studying couples and families for over four decades. Through analyzing thousands of interactions, he has scientifically determined the factors that produce long-lived harmonious relationships and those behaviors that damage and eventually ruin relationships.
From this research he developed a practical and scientific therapy method for helping and strengthening relationships between committed couples and between parents and children. Dr. Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, created The Gottman Institute to provide training for healthcare professionals.
Well-known to consumers through his best-selling books, “Why Marriages Succeed and Fail” and “Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child,” Gottman’s couples research received an entire section in Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 “Blink.”
“Gottman has proven something remarkable. If he analyzes an hour of a husband and wife talking, he can predict with 95 percent accuracy whether the couple will still be married fifteen years later."
Check out the Gottman Marriage Minute to learn more about the method.
Each Certified Gottman Therapist has a master’s level education or above and many years of clinical experience and has completed the certification program offered by The Gottman Institute.
The program includes completion of:
1) A two-day workshop with Dr. John Gottman
2) A four-day Advanced Training program led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman
3) A four-day Certification Study Program
4) Eight individual or 12 group sessions of consultation given by a Senior Certified Therapist. Finally, the therapist must submit a video for review; based on the review, qualification is attained.
Any therapist or health professional who has not completed all of the requirements may not practice The Gottman Method at the level of expertise expected of Certified Gottman Therapists.
Check out this great video about The Gottman Method style of couples therapy.
No two couples are alike. That’s why Aletheia Marriage Counseling offers several options for couples wishing to repair and strengthen their relationship.
Couples counseling at Aletheia begins with a structured and in-depth assessment. Each partner completes the Relationship Checkup. In the first two meetings, each partner’s Relationship Checkup is carefully and individually evaluated. The third meeting involves both partners, who are provided with valuable feedback.
We then develop a plan for therapy that includes the length and frequency of sessions recommended by the therapist.
Our couples therapy retreat provides partners with the opportunity to receive intensive Gottman Method therapy in a private and beautiful setting.
This intensive retreat takes place over a single weekend and provides couples with the equivalent of 200 hours of counseling between Friday and Sunday. This allows for meaningful change to be made quickly.
The couples therapy retreat is ideal for partners who are in a relationship crisis and need intensive therapy. It’s also a very convenient option for couples unable to make weekly visits to our office, or who prefer a natural setting as opposed to an office setting to engage in therapy.
Group therapy allows several couples to work on their relationships together in the group setting. Typically, this form of therapy is typically the next step for couples who wish to build on their success from previous private sessions.
However, couples group therapy is also the choice for couples who prefer working in a group setting as opposed to receiving private therapy. This form of therapy lasts for approximately three months and offers benefits including support from other group members and a safe space to share their relationship issues with honesty and openness.
Couples who wish to resolve their relationship issues choose Aletheia Marriage Counseling for a number of reasons.
In addition to being the only Gottman-certified therapist in Montana, Jim Ramsey also brings his over 50 years of experience as a husband to the table. For those couples who are interested in Christian marriage counseling, Jim also provides over 40 years of experience as a pastor.
The Gottman couples therapy methodprovides partners with an incredibly effective evidence-based solution for couples who are experiencing relationship problems. Guided by their therapist, couples rebuild their relationship through restored trust and intimacy, conflict resolution, and the creation of shared meaning, to name a few.
When not attending therapy sessions, couples complete homework assignments, which help them learn and perfect important skills that will help them resolve future challenges.
The Gottman Methodof couples therapy doesn’t aim to keep couples in therapy indefinitely. Rather, couples acquire needed tools and skills and become confident in their use so that they can nurture, strengthen, and deepen their connection without the need for therapy sessions.
The Gottman Methodof couples therapy offers benefits to all partners. Whether you are newlyweds or living together, dating or have been together for years, The Gottman Method can help you strengthen your relationship with proven tools.
This method of therapy can also be effective for several kinds of relationship problems, from constant arguing, lack of intimacy, and indifference to lack of self-expression, trust issues, and infidelity.
Couples who choose Gottman Marriage Counseling with Aletheia can choose from several options, including in-office sessions where couples receive private therapy, an intensive couples retreat that takes place in a private setting, and group therapy sessions where they work with other couples to resolve relationship issues.
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If you are a couple who wants to resolve your relationship issues, the Gottman Method of marital therapyat Aletheia Marriage Counseling may be for you! Schedule an appointment in Bozeman, Billings, Great Falls, Kalispell, or Helena today.