Do you feel that the life dance with your partner has lost its rhythm? Has the connection for friendship and communication eroded or become non existent? When the flow of this sacred dance is disrupted, arguments escalate, understanding each other diminishes, and all of a sudden we feel we have lost our best friend. The undercurrent of the this rhythm loss can stem from life events such as big changes, addictions, infidelity, traumatic events, family issues, to list a few. These life issues can breed feelings of increased fear, anxiety, depression, shame, and anger. When this happens, perspective gets narrow and less expansive. This can drive behavior in ineffective ways.
The Gottman Method Couples Therapy is based on 40 years of research. This journey, in which I, Kimberlee Daughtry, have experienced personally and professionally, is a compassionate, gentle and useful process in unpacking complicated issues of the soul. The therapy begins with assessments, both on-line and face to face in the counseling office. Examining the results moves into the introduction of the Sound Relationship House or the nine components of healthy relationships. From here, I help facilitate a plan that is tailored to your specific needs and goals as a couple. I use the structured, goal oriented Gottman exercises to help couples work through barriers that block the harmonious rhythm of the relationship dance. These interventions help to increase understanding when stuck in conflict and improve connection and closeness.
I, Kimberlee Daughtry, am an LPC- S (Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor). I hold certifications in EMDR and RPT (Registered Play Therapy). These certifications offer me a deeper well to draw from in selecting unique ways for a couple to externalize and process the undercurrents; both separate and in conjunction with Gottman exercises.
I have been in private practice since 2012. Prior experiences include inpatient and outpatient facilities for chemical dependency, hospice, and church ministry. I work closely with people in 12 Step fellowships as well as military families. I look forward to the privilege of supporting and encouraging you in your life dance.
Kimberlee Daughtry, MA, LPC-S, RPT, EMDR, has been trained and completed Level 1 Gottman Couples Therapy Training; Bridging the Couple Chasm, Level 2 Gottman Couples Therapy Training; Assessment, Intervention and Co-Morbidities Training , Level 3 Gottman Couples Training; Practicum. Kimberlee has also received additional Gottman training in treating Couples with Complexities, Addiction and Recovery, and Treating Traumas and Affairs in Marriage.