FOR COUPLES

SERVICES BASED ON GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY

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VARIETY OF SERVICES TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS

GOTTMAN WORKSHOPS | PRIVATE CLASSES | PRIVATE THERAPY

“… in their day-to-day lives, they have hit upon a dynamic that keeps their negative thoughts and feelings about each other (which all couples have) from overwhelming their positive ones.”

Dr. John Gottman, on describing an emotionally intelligent marriage

GOTTMAN WORKSHOPS

The Art and Science of Love

2-day workshop

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The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work

1 full day or 2 half-days workshop

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Bringing Baby Home

4-hour, 1-day workshop

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PRIVATE CLASSES: RELATIONSHIP ASSESSMENT & EDUCATION

These private classes generally involve an initial 2-hour class and a second follow-up class.

Pre-marital or Newlywed Focus

This is an critical time in your life together. You are laying the foundation of your relationship. How can you demonstrate love for your partner? How can disagreements draw you closer to each other? How do you resolve a heated argument? Why does your life dream matter?

Attend a private class with Dr. Crossen, and be guided by decades of studies and experience. Invest now in a healthy, long-lasting union.

General Relationship or Marriage Focus

Parenthood, careers, community service, and extended and blended family responsibilities.  Throw in lifestyle changes, such as a new job or a loss of income, a new baby or a teenager, a move to a new city, or a health problem. The demands and chaos of life can leave marriages in shambles. Disappointment, anger and hopelessness replace shared dreams, mutual interests and intimacy.

This private class helps couples take preventive steps to avert actions that damage even the happiest of marriages, as well as foster healing in distressed relationships.

Pre-retiree & Retiree Focus

Become aware of the pitfalls that lead to a phenomenon known as “gray divorce.” In the U.S., overall divorce rates are on the decline, but more and more couples over the age of 50 are calling it quits (25% in 2016 vs. 8% in 1990).

For retirees, unresolved issues are especially painful when they are no longer able to retreat to work or parenting duties. It’s not too late to renew and refresh your love.

RESEARCH-BASED ASSESSMENT TOOLS
HIGHLY CUSTOMIZED
IDENTIFY STRENGTHS & CHALLENGES
GAIN HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP SKILLS
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PRIVATE THERAPY

Marathon-Intensive Therapy

Marathon-Intensive Therapy consolidates Couples Therapy weekly sessions into one or two days, generally over a weekend. Depending on your treatment plan, a session will last about six hours with a one-hour break. A few follow-up sessions may be required.

Marathon-Intensive Therapy is private, efficient and effective. Results are comparable to weekly therapy schedules lasting a year. It is designed give couples the momentum and focus that are critical for healing and repair. This format is also ideal for couples with young children, who work long hours, or who live outside the Portland area.

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Individual & Couples Therapy

Appointments for private therapy sessions are available on a space-available basis. Priority is given to existing clients, including those who have attended a Gottman Couples Workshop, an Assessment & Education class, or a Marathon-Intensive Therapy session.

YOUR PRESENTER

DR. JOHN “JACK” CROSSEN

Dr. Crossen specializes in helping couples increase and sustain loving relationships, and rebuilding the emotional bond of couples in distressed relationships. With 30+ years of experience in the field, Dr. Crossen is highly regarded for his ability to listen empathetically, provide on-point assessments, and guide couples through clear and proven strategies.

Dr. Crossen is the only master Gottman trainer in the Portland area, and has an extensive history of direct collaboration with Gottman Institute founders Drs. John and Julie Gottman. In addition to working with couples at workshops, classes and private sessions, Dr. Crossen also trains and certifies other healthcare professionals to become Gottman therapists.

He has 30+ years of experience and numerous partnerships with counseling centers and private practices throughout the northwest region. He has also has taught at universities, consulted for numerous community and professional programs, and published research in peer-reviewed journals.

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