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Gottman Method Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is an exciting and evolving form of therapy. New approaches, techniques, and technologies have emerged that help couples build stronger and healthier relationships. One such approach is Gottman Method Couple Therapy, which Dr. Sala utilizes in her couples counseling work.


What is Gottman Method Couples Counseling? Gottman Method Couples Counseling integrates several strategies:

  1. Gottman Couples Counseling Builds Love Maps. In couples counseling, we work on helping the couple learn more about each other’s psychological word.

  2. Gottman Couples Counseling focuses on Sharing Fondness and Admiration. Some of the techniques that we do in couples counseling focuses on increasing admiration and fondness.

  3. Gottman Couples Counseling Helps Couples Turn Forward. In couples therapy, we will work on being aware of bids of connection and turning towards them.

  4. Gottman Couples Counseling Helps Couples with the Positive Perspective. In couples counseling, we will work on maintaining a positive approach in problem-solving and repair attempts.

  5. Gottman Couples Counseling Helps Couples Manage Conflict. In couples counseling, we will work on differentiating between and managing solvable and perpetual conflicts.

  6. Gottman Couples Counseling Makes Life Dreams Come True. In couples therapy, we will teach you how to create the kind of relationship where you can talk honestly about your hopes and dreams.

  7. Gottman Couples Counseling Makes Life Dreams Come True. In couples therapy, we will work on creating a shared vision for your relationship.

  8. Gottman Couples Counseling Builds Trust. In couples counseling, we will work on partners trusting to have each other’s backs and being there for each other.

  9. Gottman Couples Counseling Builds Commitment. In couples therapy, we build the notion of love being an action and committing to each other “for better or for worse.”

Gottman couple therapy strategies are evidenced-based, meaning that they have been shown to work through scientific studies with thousands of couples. That is, Gottman couple therapy strategies help couples achieve a long-term healthy relationship.


Sala Psychology is based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, and behavioral weight loss issues.

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