NorthPoint Marriage Counseling is designed to help couples build strong marriages- Marriages that last a lifetime. We believe marriage is a lifelong commitment, built on a nurturing, respectful partnership. Strengthening that partnership should be the couple's number one priority. Marriage is an on-going process, and as such, your relationship should continue to grow and change; making sure that one constant is experiencing equality.
We utilize a world renowned research-based approach to strengthening marriages - The Gottman Method. The Gottman Method encompasses four decades of research with thousands of couples. Marriage counseling is designed for couples of every age, ability, and orientation. You will learn practical skills to improve the friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a positive way.
Couples who enter into marital counseling utilizing The Gottman Method will begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention. An initial session might look like this: Assessment: Individual interviews with each partner are conducted, followed by a joint assessment of the couple. Therapeutic Framework: The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.
Begin to heal, grow, and strengthen your marriage today by making your initial appointment.
The Gottman Method is developed from over 40 years of scientific research conducted by world renowned relational researcher Dr. John Gottman. This relationship assessment tool relies on intensive, detailed, and evidence-based information on why relationships succeed or fail.
The Gottman questionnaire consists of 480 questions about:
The actual time it takes to complete each assessment varies based on individual responses, the complexity of relationship dynamics, and the optional use of comment areas to provide additional information about the relationship. On average, you can expect to spend between 1-2 hours completing the questionnaire.
When you have both completed your individual questionnaires, your therapist will be provided the results in order to review your scores and the analysis of your marriage. On your next visit, your therapist will be able to discuss the results with you and your spouse and suggest a treatment plan for improving and strengthening your marriage.
NorthPoint helps couples learn how to improve communication, conflict resolution building, rebuild (increase) respect, commitment and happiness. Our goal is to help couples make positive changes that work for both spouses.
FACT: All marriages have good times and some bad times. Often, too many couples let the small issues develop into larger ones. The impact of stress and burnout on a marriage can be devastating. Don't ignore the problems and issues in your marriage. If your marriage is in trouble, get started and make the necessary changes together that will help your marriage be a successful, long lasting union.
Do you recognize red flags and warning signs of problems in your marriage? One way to address this is to learn how to safely confront problems in your marriage and not hide your heads in the sand.
What helps keep your marriage successful and long-lasting? Long lasting marriages have characteristics and qualities that enable the couple to weather through both the good times and the bad times as they journey together on the highway of life. It helps to have a flexible attitude towards your marriage, a willingness to create a balance in the time you spend together and apart, and an openness to change.
To have a successful marriage you must learn how to communicate effectively with one another. This includes listening both with your head and with your heart.
If your marriage is in trouble, don't throw in the towel too quickly. Get help today from a NorthPoint professional counselor.
If you are in an interfaith, interracial, or intercultural marriage, the two of you have a few more challenges to face than couples of the same faith, race, or culture. Your differences in these marriages may create problems, but usually these problems can be lessened by being honest with one another about the issues.