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Consultation with Clinicians
Working with couples to re-build or strengthen their relationship can be very challenging, especially if there are entrenched patterns of unhealthy ways of being and behaving, or even betrayal. Learning to empathize and support each partner, while at the same time working to help the couple to create new habits together, takes a high level of skill and clarity of mind and heart.

I’ve been working with therapists to “get their own house in order” as clients to attend to their own relationship with themselves and with their partners, as well as clinicians to develop as therapists. As a Certified Gottman Therapist and Trainer, I work primarily with therapists eager to enhance their facility with applying the Gottman Method with the couples. Yet having been trained by Dr. Susan Johnson in her method of Emotion-Focused Therapy and Dr. Dan Wiles in his approaches, I easily integrate these and other modalities as well. Additionally, I offer therapists a foundation in how to infuse other modalities such as mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation into their work, which is so essential to effective couples’ therapy.

In addition to working with therapists for private consultation, I offer a monthly consultation group for therapists who are eager to broaden and deepen their application of the Gottman Method, and to build a more cohesive community and referral base of Gottman trained therapists. We meet from 12:00-1:30 on the 1st Friday of each month at the Cleveland Center for Conscious Living. Participants are welcome to bring a lunch and a case for which they could use some guidance or support. All clinicians are welcome from beginners to seasoned practitioners. The conversation also leads to related and enriching topics such as coaching couples with Parenting, Emotion Coaching from a Gottman perspective, the teenage brain integration from a neuroscience perspective based on Dr. Dan Siegel’s work.

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