Gottman Method For Couples


Every couple has work to do. Those who find lasting love know they don’t have to do that work alone, that’s where couples work can be instrumental.

Sometimes you still love someone but cuddling and compliments have turned to criticism and contempt. Maybe you’ve considered couples coaching but are scared it will evolve into insult hurling followed by an awkward, silent drive home. I want to assure you that it doesn’t have to — and shouldn’t ever — be that way.


I have completed levels 2 of advanced training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, the most comprehensive, evidence-based, and effective therapy available for relationship improvement today. Based on over five decades of research in relationship psychology, the Gottman Method utilizes structured and solution-focused interventions to teach couples practical ways to:

  • Deepen their emotional connection
  • Replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions
  • Increase intimacy, respect, and affection
  • Repair past hurts
  • Rebuild trust
  • Recover from affairs or infidelity
  • Adjust to parenthood
  • Increase sexual satisfaction and compatibility
  • Create shared goals and values

I aim to help couples immediately improve their closeness & friendship while building a lasting foundation for happiness.


1. Effective, Research-Based Methods ONLY

Your relationship is valuable. I have completed Levels 2 of advanced training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and we do not veer from this well-researched and effective method.

2. The Human Component

Couples coaching works best when you trust and feel comfortable with your counselor. I want you and your partner to both feel welcome and understood. I love when my clients tell me that I’m easy to talk to or that they look forward to coming in to see me.

I am not here to be the judge and jury, deciding who is right or who is wrong. My goal to educate and coach you as you practice your new skills. Instead of taking sides, I guide couples through difficult conversations, turning what might have become a fight into a chance to see your partner’s heart and soul. I genuinely care about my couples, so I will be 100% with you, rooting for your relationship every step of the way.

3. Guts

Talking about tough topics with your spouse is never easy, but relationship repair depends on both partners feeling calm and heard. I take an active role in couples sessions to ensure that our time together is calm and productive. This is not your unstructured session where you come in with your partner, fight about a number of issues, and leave feeling bad. In Gottman Method Couples work, you are here to learn and practice new skills that will continually move your relationship forward. When old habits like criticism or defensiveness arise, I will intervene so the conversation stays on track. Our goal is to help couples learn and practice new, effective relationship skills that they can eventually use on their own, not have the same old conversations they’re having at home.

DLC offers couples counseling in Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Clifton Park, Latham, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Albany and all of Capital Region.

If you have any questions about couples or are not sure about how to get started, contact me