Relationships ~ Communication


Communication can be the greatest asset or biggest problem in any relationship or interaction. Sharing your perspective, needs, and desires with others in a way that promotes understanding and growth can be more difficult than it sounds. We share our lives with other people through communication, both verbal and nonverbal. Effective communication is not just about sharing your view in a way that others will listen, but listening to and considering the view of others.

~Healthy Change~

Learning tools for effective communication can improve your overall experience in relating to others in any relationship or situation. Gain a better understanding of each other's needs and how to relate in ways that nurture honesty, respect, growth, and support. 

Gottman Approved Member

The Gottman Relationship Checkup is an online assessment that automatically scores a couple’s strengths and challenges. This clinical tool consists of 480 questions about friendship, intimacy, how well you know your partner, how you manage emotions and conflict, how you share your values and goals, and what gives meaning to your lives. There are additional questions about parenting, housework, finances, trust, and individual areas of concern. The questionnaire is completely confidential, fully HIPAA compliant, and your therapist will be the only person to see your responses. Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in collaboration with The Gottman Institute.