NorthPoint Marriage counseling is designed to help couples build strong marriages- Marriages that last a lifetime utilizing The Gottman Method.
On your wedding day, you had hopes for a happy, life enhancing marriage, and we believe that despite the rising divorce rate you can still fulfil that dream— even if your marriage has started to show signs of trouble. We believe, an accurate assessment of your marriage (strengths and growth areas) can help any couple build a stronger union.
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.
Let's Get Started
The first time doing anything new can be a positive experience, especially when you are supported along the way. There are many questions first time clients have about marriage counseling in general and how to begin.Our goal is to help couples make positive changes that work for both partners.
THE GOTTMAN METHOD
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 MARITAL QUESTIONNAIRE
The Gottman questionnaire consists of 480 questions about:
- And individual areas of concern
It is the most in-depth, research-based assessment tool available.
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.
Confront Problems in Your Marriage
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.
Create a Long and Lasting Marriage
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.
Increase Your Communication Skills
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.
Repair and Strengthen Your Marriage
If your marriage is in trouble, don't throw in the towel too quickly. Get help today from a NorthPoint professional counselor.
Interracial and/or Interfaith Marriage
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.