In order to be effective, Dr. Rein needs to have a good understanding of your issues. In the first session he’ll begin by getting an overview of your relationship, learning some relationship history, and discussing the couples counseling goals.

In traditional Gottman Method Couples Counseling, the intake process is four and one-half hours. This could be three to six sessions even before starting the treatment. Dr. Rein finds that couples want to move from assessment/evaluation to treatment as quickly as possible. Usually he can get the essential information he needs in the first session, then start to address the couple’s issues in the second session.