About Connie

Connie holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California-Davis (1983) and a M.A. in Counseling  Psychology from Vermont College (1985).

One of  the original six Master Teachers for The Gottman Institute, Connie has also offered clinical consultation to clinicians in four countries. She developed a one-day workshop for couples called The Mindful Couple, which she offered twice a year in Seattle, Bellingham, WA and Victoria, BC until 2014.  A founding co-presenter of the Art and Science of  Love Workshop in Chicago, sponsored by Chicago’s Best Couples Workshop, Connie has also co-presented the Deepening the Gottman Method Workshop in Seattle.  She is also a contributing author to The Marriage Clinic Casebook.


Over 30 years experience working with couples, adults and teens on a variety of relational, personal and psychodynamic issues, with a special emphasis on assisting couples in distress. Her expertise includes: healing relational injuries, improving communication, mood disorders, intimacy, individuation and sexuality.


Her training over the years has included training and supervision from John and Julie Gottman, Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Gestalt Family Therapy. Connie draws from an eclectic background of therapeutic modalities, incorporating diverse approaches as appropriate. When working with couples, she draws primarily from the Gottman Method and Emotionally-Focused therapy. She is also trained in EMDR—Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing.

Connie finds that different issues and temperaments often call for very different ways of working. Early in the work, the goals and intention of the therapy will be identified. She then sees her job as facilitating her clients in accessing new strenths, learning new skills and gaining new insights, which will move them in the direction of their goals and their dreams.

If you are interested in working with her, please contact her assistant, Cathleen, at Cathleen@NWMarriagecounseling.com.

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