I am proud that back in 2013, I trained with Dr’s. John and Julie Gottman in Washington, DC. I have been to a lot of trainings with other therapists since then, and John is still my favorite. I refer to him as a talking encyclopedia in the couple’s therapy world. 100% of my clients have told me that they like him as much as I do.

Here are some key points of the Gottman’s’ ground-breaking work:

  • The Friendship System—the building block for intimacy, passion, and good sex
  • The Conflict System—the basis for helping couples manage solvable problems and understand and manage unresolvable differences
  • The Shared Meaning System—the existential foundation of the relationship that helps couples create shared purpose in building a life together

Here is a video of John discussing the important couples tool of repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-4prcy7sGs&list=PL7A9EA9AD9CEC5B1B&index=14

I work with couples and individuals in my psychotherapy and Coaching Practice. My clients make progress! Find Your Strengths at KelleyHopkinsAlvarez.com. Let’s continue the “conversation”, text 203-948-0938 or email me @ kelleytherapy@icloud.com to discuss your challenges.

Thank you so much for reading my blog!

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, BCC
Address: 100B Danbury Road, Suite 201D, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (behind Union Savings Bank)

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