In addition, I draw upon the theories of the nation’s foremost couples therapy researcher, Dr. John Gottman. Dr. Gottman believes that the healthiest relationships are those based upon a strong friendship which can be developed through learned communication skills, respect, and shared activities.
Albert Einstein said it the best when he explained that it is insanity to try the same things and expect different results. This philosophy goes for both the therapist and the clients. If I notice, as the therapist, that a couple appears to be “stuck”, I will try a new way of working with you. If we find both members of the couple trying new ways of being and a change is not occurring, we will work together to add different ingredients so that the flavor of the relationship tastes sweeter and even more delicious!