What is the Gottman Method?


What is the Gottman Method?

When we fall in love with our spouses or partners, we never imagine that someday the honeymoon phase might end. We want to believe those Hollywood romantic comedies that make us believe we will “live happily ever after.”The truth is, all couples have their fair share of ups and downs. That’s natural. Healthy relationships require a lot of work. But...[ read more ]

7 Things You Need To Know When Choosing Residential Care

This is a guest post from my colleague and dear friend, Anna Hodges, MSW.  Scroll down to learn more about Anna and her incredible work. Anna helps individuals and families find the best treatment solution for a variety of situations.  Anna gives her expert advice on how to begin the process of finding residential care for yourself or your loved...[ read more ]


​If you want to move forward, even better, if you want to soar, you have to be able to let go. Let go of what is holding you back; whether it is the past, worry, insecurities, etc. Letting go can be difficult, but if you focus on replaying the past you can be stuck in pain and unhappiness. Holding on...[ read more ]


Many of the people that I see in my practice mask their feelings with anger. Anger is what they can identify with. Embarrassment, disappointment, fear, shame; these feelings are hidden under the guise of anger. Anger is just a feeling. It is neither bad nor good. However, anger can become a problem when it is experienced excessively, explosively or is...[ read more ]


Screens are everywhere.  Phones, tablets, ebooks, computers, handheld game systems, etc.  It is nearly impossible to keep screens away from our children these days.  Technology can be beneficial to children. Preschoolers can play games that solidify their understanding of letters and their sounds.  School children can get homework help by watching YouTube. Teens can stay connected to their friends. But...[ read more ]


Often times with age comes wisdom and with that wisdom an increase in confidence. We may begin to care less and less about outside judgement. This is called self acceptance. The process of self-acceptance is a long journey and doesn’t mean that a person thinks that he or she is perfect. It means that a person has come to terms...[ read more ]


Teenagers are transitioning from childhood to adulthood and growing more independent by the day.  This is a time when they start spending more time with friends and less time with mom and dad. Teens have a need to be social as they explore their own identity and discover who they are.  This means that your child’s peer group begins to...[ read more ]


“Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things; instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other’s love and support to survive in this world.” -Bindu I think that women are amazing creatures. We have the power to have...[ read more ]


After we have accomplished our goals, we may not feel the happiness we had hoped for. We worked hard and did our best in our career, but it still feels like we aren’t good enough; like we are an imposter in our own life. We might feel like we do not deserve the life that we have. A relatively new...[ read more ]


The holiday season is a stressful time of year. It’s stressful financially as you run around playing Santa for everyone you know. It’s stressful on your time as you go from holiday concert to holiday pageant to family pictures. It’s stressful emotionally as the days are shorter and colder and although you’d rather hibernate, you have so much to accomplish...[ read more ]