Wellness Blog | Kristi Schwegman, LCSW

Happy vs. Unhappy Couples: The 5-to-1 Magic Ratio

Happy vs. Unhappy Couples: The 5-to-1 Magic Ratio

To understand the difference between happy and unhappy couples, John Gottman, a leader in couples research and therapy, began doing longitudinal studies of couples in the 1970s.  From his research, he and his team developed a term called the 5-to-1 magic ratio which...

5 Issues Seen In Couples Counseling That Can Be Repaired

5 Issues Seen In Couples Counseling That Can Be Repaired

The idea of seeing a couples therapist can sit on the back burner for quite a while, thinking that it may be a good idea, but also feeling unsure of how to proceed or whether your specific problems can even be helped. Here are five common issues that couples often seek counseling for and that can definitely be helped.

Virtual Couples Counseling

Virtual Couples Counseling

Since the coronavirus required us all to shelter-in-place and work virtually, I’ve been using our Simple Practice portal to provide video sessions with my couples.  So what does virtual couples counseling look like?