Building love and trust involves really listening to our partners, which is not as easy as it sounds. Asking the right questions, empathizing, and making someone feel understood are skills that can dramatically increase intimacy in any relationship.
Hi there! I’m Megan- a counselor, facilitator, and podcast host dedicated to helping you build a life you love. If you landed on my website, you’re probably looking for a little support with getting your relationships back on track. You deserve a life full of love, peace, and fulfillment and I'm committed to helping you create it.
The Gottman Relationship Checkup is an online wellness tool that takes the guesswork out of improving your relationship. Get a detailed analysis of your relationship health and tailored suggestions for enhancement based on 50 years of research.
The online questionnaire consists of 300+ questions about friendship, intimacy, emotions, conflict, trust, and values. Once completed by both partners, a couples report will be shared summarizing the relationship's strengths, challenges, and suggestions for improvement.
Lasting love takes work. You don't have to do that work alone. If you struggle to resolve conflicts, feel lonely and disconnected, or are unable to repair past hurts, I can help. I'll teach you new skills based on extensive research that will get you real results. You will learn how to have better conversations, create more opportunities for connection, and develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your partner. I'll help you to keep conflict discussions calm, develop a positive perspective of your partner, and strengthen your friendship.
I specialize in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a highly effective and practical approach to relationship improvement. I have completed all three levels of Gottman couples training and I'm a Workshop Leader for the Gottman “Seven Principles for Making Relationships Work” program.
If you are in need of more intensive support for your relationship, I offer emergency couples therapy. It’s a condensed approach to couples counseling that will provide you with the time you need to address critical issues. In this powerful therapy format, we meet for 4 hours a day for 1, 2 or 3 days to jump start your healing process. Research shows that it is more effective to have increased couples therapy sessions at the beginning of therapy and then phase them out later.
The Seven Principles Workshop is a live virtual couples workshop based on the research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book—The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop is specifically designed to help couples improve their friendship and learn new communication and conflict management skills. The format includes lectures, demonstrations, videos, and private couples exercises..
This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. The workshop takes place on Zoom and there is no public discussion of your personal relationship issues.
Do you avoid conflict, people-please, worry about what others think of you, or feel guilty saying no and setting boundaries? Trying to "keep the peace" with these strategies inevitably starts a war inside of you. Eventually, the struggle can lead to anxiety, low self-esteem, and resentment.
I specialize in treating anxiety and codependency. I'll help you access your inner strengths and intuition, develop self-compassion, set healthy boundaries, and live more authentically. I'll guide you through making small shifts that will create significant change over time. If you're ready to take a step toward freedom and self-discovery, I would love to work with you.
The four horsemen are communication habits that increase the likelihood of relationship unhappiness and divorce. The Gottman Method helps couples to curb criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.
The easiest way to improve your relationship is to pay attention to your partner during life’s small, everyday moments. This video shows you how.
Thanks for stopping by! I love helping couples improve their relationship using the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy.
Dr. John Gottman found that the happiest couples in his research had a 20 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions in day-to-day life. Boost your ratio by expressing gratitude, showing affection, being an active listener, and navigating conflicts with care.
The first three minutes of a conflict discussion predicts with 96% accuracy how the rest of the conversation will go and with 80% accuracy how the rest of the relationship will go six years down the road.
Defensiveness escalates conflict because it blames your partner for the problem. Drs. John and Julie Gottman found that the antidote to defensiveness is to take some responsibility for even a small part of the issue.
The Gottman Relationship Checkup is an online wellness tool for couples that takes the guesswork out of improving your relationship. Get a detailed analysis of your relationship health and tailored suggestions for enhancement based on 50 years of research..