By Orly Katz, LCPC at Everyday Counseling and Coaching Services
One of the most stressful things about agreeing to participate in couples therapy is a fear of the unknown – being unsure of what to expect, what to say, and how you and the therapist may interact. This is why we love the The Gottman approach to couple’s therapy – it’s a standardized approach that each Gottman-trained counselor adheres to. It is based on over 40 years of research conducted by Dr. John and Julie Gottman, and it has shown time and time again to be extremely successful when both members of a couple are dedicated to improving their relationship.
In this linked article, practitioner Clinton Powers interviews Gottman-trained therapist Lidia Smirnov to share with listeners more about the Gottman approach, including what to expect, how a treatment plan is created, and the kinds of intervention work a couple may expect when participating in this treatment option. If you are considering participating in Gottman-based counseling, take a few minutes to listen and learn about what you’ll be experiencing. It is such an amazing resource to share this information with couples – thank you to Clinton and Lidia for this informational interview!