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Silver Cypress Group's therapeutic methodology for couples is based on the Gottman Method, created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. The Gottman's have developed nine components of healthy relationships known as The Sound Relationship House Theory.

The Gottman Method is designed to support couples across all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural sectors. Outcome research has shown Gottman Method Couples Therapy to be effective for treating same-sex relationships.

Some of the relationship issues that may be addressed in therapy include:


  • Frequent conflict and arguments

  • Poor communication

  • Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation

  • Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting

    Even couples with “normal” levels of conflict may benefit from the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. Gottman-trained therapists aim to help couples build stronger relationships overall and healthier ways to cope with issues as they arise in the future.


With Gottman's Sound Relationship House Model, Couples Learn How to:

  • Rebuild Trust

  • Respect one another

  • Have fondness and admiration

  • Give the benefit of the doubt

  • Value one another

  • Consider one another’s perspectives and feelings

  • Create shared meaning

  • Compromise

  • Restore romance and intimacy


In his New York Times bestselling book The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, Dr. John Gottman writes, “Although you may feel your situation is unique, we have found that all marital conflicts fall into two categories: Either they can be resolved, or they are perpetual, which means they will be part of your lives forever, in some form or another.” Gottman says that 69% of marital conflicts are perpetual problems, and these are of particular focus in much of the work performed by Gottman-trained therapists.

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