Being in a relationship takes work and commitment. Even the strongest of relationships encounter
conflict from time to time. Often conflict in a couple is the result of one or both partners' uncommunicated needs. Couples counseling can provide a safe space in which partners
can explore relationship stuck points, improve communication skills, and bring mindfulness to the strengths of the relationship. Our providers are trained in a variety of evidence based couples
methods including the Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, and ACT. Each method has its own merits and during a consultation our providers can assess what approach might be most
appropriate for your needs.
Dr. Ryng approaches couples therapy primarily using the ACT model (please see ACT page on our
website to learn more).
Dr. McDermott utilized many elements of the Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy that
supports over 30 years of research. One of the many strengths of the Gottman Method is its evidenced based practices. Dr. McDermott is also a member of the Gottman Referral network. Many couples who have engaged in other styles of therapy site an appreciation for the degree of structure
that this method lends to the therapeutic process. The videos below are provided to highlight just a sampling of the Gottman Method findings on relationships.