Services

Couples Workshops

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The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work

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The Seven Priniciples for Making Marriage Work!

This relationship workshop based on the internationally recognized research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This eye-opening workshop is delivered in an intimate environment in beautiful Huntington West Virginia giving you an opportunity to be close to your significant other. This educational workshop has been offered across the US and internationally, and has strengthened the relationships of tens of thousands of couples. It is designed to help couples improve their companionship and learn potent communication and conflict management skills.


The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, videos and private couples exercises. The activities are fun, insightful and informative. There is no need to be concerned about sharing your relationship qualms in front of others... group sharing is not expected at this workshop.

Beyond the workshop itself, we will be providing light refreshments will for you to enjoy while you participate in the training. There are also several eateries in walking distance where you can grab food before the workshop begins and during the lunch breaks.

What Tools Will Couples Gain

   

  • Building a strong foundation of friendship, fondness, admiration
  • Skills for managing conflict Skills to address problems (perpetual and solvable
  • Enhancing romance and intimacy


Registration Per Couple Includes

  •  The book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.
  • Two Seven Principles workbooks
  • Love Maps Card Deck
  • Open Ended Questions Card Deck
  • Light Refreshments 

Who Should Attend?

Couples that would benefit from this workshop:

  • Pre-engaged
  • Premarital
  • Newlyweds to seniors
  • Committed partners

Couples that this workshop would not be well suited for

  • Severe relationship distress
  • Emotional abuse
  •  Domestic violence
  • Active addictions (alcohol, drug, gambling)
  • Serious mental health problems 
  • Single people

Upcoming Dates

May 15th 5:00pm -8:30pm 2020

May 16th 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Delta Hotels by Marriott

Huntington WV



The most important thing you can do in a relationship accord

  Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages 

Bringing Home Baby

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Bringing Home Baby

The Bringing Baby Home program is a class that was created to help couples prepare for life with a new baby. It increases the joy of parenting and gives new parents the tools they need to be the best parenting team possible. The program provides the opportunity to plan ahead, so that new parents can keep their friendship strong and develop strategies for parenting intentionally. We provide a safe space to talk about what kind of parents we want to be together and about what babies need to get off to a great start. We learn to be mindful to respond to the needs of our partners and our babies, so that each person in the family feels known, loved, and respected.

Couples who participate in the program

  • Were more satisfied in their relationship and were more likely to stay together
  • Were better prepared to bring their baby home
  • Were more able to work together in family play and in co-parenting, with greater father involvement and more secure father-infant attachment

Benefits for children

  • Had stronger language skills
  • Smiled and laughed more during family play at 3 and 12 months of age

Baby in arms

The workshop is best taken before or during pregnancy (preferably second trimester), but it can be taken anytime after baby is born. Pre-crawling babies are welcome.

Workshop Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand what to expect during the transition to parenthood
  • Describe child development in the first year
  • Create strategies to co-parent with your partner
  • Learn ways to improve communication
  • Demonstrate how to strengthen friendship, intimacy and conflict regulation skills
  • Recognize the signs of postpartum mood, anxiety, and adjustment disorders and be aware of support or treatment options

Upcoming Dates

Coming soon!

Bring Baby Home Program by Dr. John Gottman

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Counseling & Coaching Services

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Online Gottman Method Couples Counseling

  Gottman Method Couples counseling is a type of therapy in which two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their partnership, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a specialized assessment process and a variety of research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House theory. This theory was created by the world-renowned marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman. Our sessions meet through a secure video conference.

Gottman Method Couples Counseling-House Call

 Gottman Method Couples counseling is a type of therapy in which two people involved in a romantic relationship gain insight into their partnership, resolve conflict and improve relationship satisfaction utilizing a specialized assessment process and a variety of research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House theory. This theory was created by the world-renowned marriage researcher Dr. John Gottman. If you live within an hour from Huntington West Virginia, a Couples Counselor will meet you at your home for an additional convenience fee.

Couples Coaching

 This coaching program spans six weeks. Six two hour session are conducted through a secure video conference. Couples will gain research-based tools to help them improve their relationship quality and satisfaction. I will provide psycho education, demonstrations, and coaching sessions that facilitate practicing and applying proven skills.