Therapist Training

Working with more than one person in the room is a very different skill set from working with individuals.  We operate under the assumption that couples are looking for guidance, not just skillful listening.  The stakes are high in relationships and the pressure this can put on couples is often misunderstood.  Client satisfaction with marriage therapy ranks the lowest amongst all the psychotherapy being offered.  As a profession, we can do better.

Marriage Therapy and Couples Counseling has been available to families for decades.  But only recently have we begun to fully understand why marriages succeed or fail.  Research on emotion, attachment, communication and neuroscience have provided new insight that allows us to help couples not just stay together but thrive.  We offer a comprehensive, multi-modal approach that weaves together the best of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), The Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems (IFS) and the Pragmatic/Experiential Method for Couples (PEX).  We draw from each method in a way that ensures our approach is agile so that we can drill down on the unique circumstances of the couple sitting in front of us.

Workshops are both didactic and experiential and are designed to keep participants engaged in the learning process.  We will discuss real cases in a small group setting that allows for questions and discussions.  You will leave with tools you can immediately put to use.  Finally, plan on having fun and leaving energized!

Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Upcoming Events

THE 3-SESSION ASSESSMENT PROCESS WITH COUPLES

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Location: Houston Relationship Institute

THE ROCKY PATH TO HEALING FROM INFIDELITY:  HOW TO BE AN EXPERT GUIDE
May, 2018

MARRIED SEX ED
May, 2018

LAUNCHING YOUR PRIVATE PAY PRACTICE
May, 2018

For more information or to subscribe to the workshop e-mail list, please email.

Past Events

5-DAY INTENSIVE IN PRAGMATIC EXPERIENTIAL THERAPY FOR RELATIONSHIPS

Start date: February 7, 2018

End date: February 11, 2018

February 7-11, 2018
Taught by Dr. Brent Atkinson
32 CEUs, $1,300

MERGING FINANCES: A COUPLES THERAPIST’S PERSPECTIVE

Date: February 13, 2018

Houston Association of Financial Planners
Led by Gina Watson, MS, LMFT

HARD RESET:  MOTIVATING COUPLES TO CREATE MARRIAGE 2.0

Date: February 18, 2018

Location: Houston Relationship Institute

14133 Memorial Suite 4
Houston, Texas 77079

CULTIVATING RECEPTIVITY IN COUPLES WORK

Date: February 18, 2018

Location: Houston Relationship Institute

14133 Memorial Suite 4
Houston, Texas 77079