Couples and Family Therapy

For the past 20 years, I have been studying the Gottman Method for Couples therapy and continue to be excited and amazed by how effective it is. I am proud to have achieved a Certification in Gottman Therapy because how effective the Gottman Method has been for the hundreds of couples that I have had the privilege of facilitating a transformation into a happier life together. 


The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy is a type of therapy that is based on the research of Dr. John Gottman and his wife, Dr. Julie Gottman. It focuses on understanding what makes relationships succeed or fail and provides a practical approach to improving relationships. This method helps couples develop specific skills to increase intimacy and strengthen their friendship, as well as techniques for effectively managing conflicts and addressing persistent problems. The Gottman Method also emphasizes the importance of recognizing and building on the strengths of a relationship, while being mindful of its vulnerabilities.

Gottman Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that falls under the category of "emotionally focused therapy." It is an evidence-based therapy approach developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, who are experts in the field of couples therapy and have conducted extensive research on the topic.

The Gottman method emphasizes the importance of building a strong emotional connection between partners and developing healthy communication and conflict resolution skills. The therapy involves a combination of education, skill-building exercises, and structured interventions to help couples improve their relationship and strengthen their bond.

Gottman Couples therapy incorporates various modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, systemic therapy, and experiential therapy. It also utilizes techniques from other therapeutic approaches, such as mindfulness, visualization, and relaxation exercises, to help couples improve their emotional connection and enhance their overall relationship satisfaction.


An incredible couples therapy option is called Marathon Couples Therapy.  You have the option to do a one-day or three-day marathon, with six hours of therapy each day. Personally, I highly recommend the three-day marathon.

What's great about Marathon Couples Therapy is that it allows you to really dig deep and address the struggles and challenges in your relationship in a way that traditional couples therapy might not. You'll have the time and space to talk about past hurts that may have never fully healed, and really understand how those wounds have affected your relationship. Plus, you'll learn and practice new communication skills that can help you have more productive conversations and rebuild your connection.

One thing I love about Marathon Couples Therapy is that the therapist creates a safe space for both partners, treating you with dignity and respect without any judgment. It's truly a transformative experience that can be life-changing for couples who go through it.

On top of the emotional benefits, Marathon Couples Therapy also offers some practical advantages. It's perfect for couples who want intensive therapy but might not live near a Certified Gottman Therapist. It's also a great option for couples with busy schedules that don't allow for weekly therapy sessions. And if you need help right away, Marathon Couples Therapy is perfect for that too.

Overall, I highly recommend considering Marathon Couples Therapy if you and your partner are looking for a unique and effective way to work through your relationship challenges. It's been an incredible experience for many couples, and it might just be exactly what you need.



Deborah Singer licensed in VT, NJ, MA, ME, NH, NY, CT. Online sessions available.

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