Offices in Garden City, Roslyn Heights, and Rockville Centre
(516) 732-0273
Offices in Garden City, Roslyn Heights, and Rockville Centre
info@lipsychologist.com

Gottman Therapy
on Long Island

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There are many couples counselors on Long Island, and indeed throughout New York, that subscribe to a philosophy of therapy known as “Gottman Therapy.” Gottman – a highly regarded researcher from the University of Washington – used mathematical models that could:

  • Determine Relationship Success
  • Provide Strategies to Improve Relationships/Marriages
  • Identify Problem Areas in a Relationship

His findings have had a substantial role in helping therapists determine some of the challenges that couples face in relationships, and what may need to be addressed in order to fix the relationship. The “Gottman Method” is, by far, one of the most well known therapy treatment options used by dozens of couples therapists on Long Island alone.

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Gottman’s research has played an outstanding role in helping couples strengthen their relationship and fight problem behaviors. We integrate many of these findings and strategies into our own Long Island couples counseling.

But we don’t describe ourselves as  Gottman Therapists. That’s because, while the strategies used in the Gottman method are valuable, they are only one of many different strategies that are available.

We have long believed that every relationship is unique, and both partners are their own unique individuals. Limiting you to the Gottman Method – or any pre-planned or “cookie cutter” intervention – may not be the right approach if the symptoms and issues that you’re experiencing in your relationship require something different than the formulaic approach of any one type of therapy.

Some of the interventions in Gottman are quite useful. But so too are many others. In order to determine what will best improve your marriage, we have to look at all of the different factors that go into it:

  • Your past experiences.
  • Your current experiences.
  • Your attractions.
  • Your individuality.

For example, what if a relationship is struggling because a partner has depression? What if trust was broken due to misunderstandings that require their own healing process? What if there are external factors that have led to the development of these relationship challenges?

Without discussing your unique relationship with you, there is no way to know what you need. So while we do employ some helpful Gottman interventions, we also believe that your relationship benefits best from knowing you, and determining what you specifically need to move forward.

This may be some aspects of Gottman therapy, or it may be something else, like CDEL. It depends on what works best for you as a couple. For more information about our Long Island couples counseling services, please call us today at (516) 732-0273.

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Long Island Psychology specializes in providing mental health treatments to adults of all ages that need help overcoming their mental health struggles. We are able to work with patients that are experiencing pain and provide appropriate mental health solutions based on your symptoms and experiences. Contact us today to get started.

Contact:

(516) 732-0273
info@lipsychologist.com

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