The Gottman Method is a highly researched, highly structured treatment modality that specializes in the treatment of couples. Aly is a Level III Gottman Therapist and utilizes the Gottman material in order to efficiently and effectively diagnose relational challenges and develop a concrete plan of action within hours. Aly monopolizes on the research that demonstrates effectiveness for marathon sessions. Marathon sessions are 3 hours or more in a single day, this model accelerates treatment and allows you to dive deeply into the therapeutic process. She prefers to treat utilizing marathon sessions, as it accelerates the healing process, makes treatment more accessible for the busy, and allows you to feel closer to goals more quickly. An assessment will be completed, to verify that you are a good candidate for marathon sessions.

Help for Couples

Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. For nearly four decades, he has conducted research on all facets of relationships, including parenting issues. At the Gottman Institute, in collaboration with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, he developed an approach that not only supports and repairs troubled marriages and committed relationships, but strengthens happy ones. The Gottman Institute provides live workshops and take-home training materials for couples, while Aly Makena provides therapy to couples and has trained in all three levels currently available to clinicians.

About The Gottman Institute

Co-founded by Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, The Gottman Institute has two major functions: helping couples directly, and providing state-of-the-art training to mental health professionals and other healthcare providers. The Gottman Institute applies leading-edge research on marriage in a practical, down-to-earth therapy and trains therapists committed to helping couples. No other approach to couples education and therapy has relied on such intensive, detailed, and long-term scientific study of why marriages succeed or fail.

“We understand that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is our mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. We are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is our goal to make our services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. We are also committed to the care and support of our Institute team, as we know that compassion must begin with ourselves”.- The Gottman Institute

Source: The Gottman Institute