Gottman Method Couples Therapy is based on the research of Dr. John Gottman. It began in the 1970’s and continues to this day, focusing on what makes marriages succeed or fail. From this research, Dr. Gottman and his partner Dr. Julie Gottman created a method of therapy that is an empirically validated approach to improving relationships.

The process Dr. Bridbord uses consists of three phases:

  1. An assessment that identifies the areas in the relationship needing to be addressed
  2. A combination of individual and couple sessions that teaches the partners how to recognize the signs of relationship disintegration and what to do about them
  3. A focus on creating a shared idea of the relationship and how to achieve that vision

For an evaluation of how well your relationship is doing, please click here to take this quick quiz, courtesy of the Gottman Institute.

For more information on the Gottman Institute visit