Co-Founder of CoupleStrong & CEO of National Marriage Seminars & The Practice Startup
"My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating." - Chris Cambas, LMFT, CGT
The Gottman Method is an approach to couple's therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couples relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
Couples who enter into Gottman Method Couples Therapy begin with an assessment process that then informs the therapeutic framework and intervention.
A conjoint session, followed by individual interviews with each partner are conducted. Couples complete questionnaires and then receive detailed feedback on their relationship.
The couple and therapist decide on the frequency and duration of the sessions.
Interventions are designed to help couples strengthen their relationships in three primary areas: friendship, conflict management, and creation of shared meaning. Couples learn to replace negative conflict patterns with positive interactions and to repair past hurts. Interventions designed to increase closeness and intimacy are used to improve friendship, deepen emotional connection, and create changes which enhances the couples shared goals. Relapse prevention is also addressed.
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication, increase intimacy, respect, and affection, remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy in conflicting situations, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
At CoupleStrong we understand that couples face challenges both large and small. Communication becomes strained and hope begins to fade. Couples can feel a new sense of hope and begin the process of renewing their relationship as we draw upon 40+ years of clinical research.
We believe that families are the building blocks of our society. We offer counseling services for families dealing with grief, parenting issues, separation, divorce, and a wide variety of other concerns.
We understand life presents all of us with various challenges and struggles. We strive to gain a clear and coherent understanding of those struggles and seek to provide a pathway toward healing.
Today you are one step closer to a new life. As a Certified Gottman Therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding your marriage back. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation in your marriage or you're just ready to move in a new direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Chris Cambas and his wife, Lori Cambas are the Co-Founders of CoupleStrong. He is also the Founder & CEO of National Marriage Seminars and The Practice Startup. He obtained a Masters in Christian Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is a Certified Gottman Therapist as well as a Certified Gottman Trainer. Chris uses researched-based counseling for individuals, couples, and families. His focus of therapy includes the following: marital conflicts (including affair recovery and divorce recovery), pre-marital, addictions, anxiety, and spiritual challenges. His primary focus is working with couples in crisis to renew their relationships through one-on-one marriage intensives.
FEES: $150 per hour
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