Then I continued struggling to do couples therapy with my clients. I distinctly remember one session when this couple called one another every vile name you can imagine while seated in my office.
I thought to myself, they can do this for free at home… they’re here to learn better ways to behave than how they normally would.
I turned to the Gottman article. I was so engrossed by how comprehensive the method was that I completed Level 1, then Level 2. It was at Level 2 that the skills practice and break-out groups helped everything come together. I then went on to Level 3, and I was amazed that Level 2 seemed more important than Level 3.
The whole time my sessions started going better because I had a framework. My couples started improving. I went on to become certified in the Gottman Method, and now I’ve been teaching Level 2 since 2010, having served over 200 clinicians in my classes.
I hope you join me in the mentorship!
– Sam Garanzini, MFT, LPCC
Certified Gottman Therapist and Instructor
Co-founder | Couples Therapy Training Academy