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Approaches to Couples Therapy

Welcome to The Center for Couples Therapy, where we are dedicated to helping couples strengthen their relationships and find happiness together. Our team of experienced therapists utilizes various therapy models to provide tailored and effective counseling services. We believe in understanding each couple's unique dynamics and utilizing the most appropriate approach for their specific needs. Here are some of the therapy models we incorporate into our practice:

Gottman Method of Couples Therapy:

The Gottman Method is an evidence-based approach developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. This method focuses on improving communication, enhancing emotional connection, and fostering mutual understanding between partners. By identifying relationship patterns and teaching effective conflict management skills, this model aims to build trust and create lasting intimacy.

The Developmental Model:

The Developmental Model, developed by Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson, emphasizes the importance of understanding the stages and challenges that couples face throughout their relationship. By exploring each partner's personal growth and development, this approach helps couples navigate transitions, manage conflicts, and deepen their connection.

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT):

Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, focuses on the emotional bond between partners. By addressing underlying emotions and attachment needs, EFT helps couples break negative cycles of interaction and create a secure and supportive bond. This approach emphasizes the power of empathy, understanding, and creating a safe emotional space for couples to heal and grow.

Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT):

The Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy, developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin, integrates principles from neuroscience, attachment theory, and somatic psychology. PACT aims to help couples enhance their understanding of each other's needs, build secure attachment, and improve communication. This approach focuses on regulating the nervous system and promoting mutual care and co-regulation.

Institute for Relational Intimacy (IRI):

The Institute for Relational Intimacy provides a comprehensive approach to couples therapy that combines attachment theory, trauma healing, and mindfulness practices. IRI therapists work with couples to identify and heal relational wounds, promote emotional safety, and cultivate deep intimacy. This model emphasizes self-awareness, empathy, and vulnerability as foundations for building thriving relationships.

At The Center for Couples Therapy, we believe in a collaborative and strengths-based approach to counseling. Our therapists are trained in multiple therapy models, allowing us to tailor our approach to meet your specific needs. We understand that every couple is unique, and we are committed to helping you achieve your relationship goals. Together, we will work towards creating a stronger, healthier, and more fulfilling partnership.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a happier and more connected relationship.

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