The Gottman Referral Network

Our mission is to train practitioners and educate couples in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. We are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is our goal to make services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

In keeping with our mission, Gottman-trained therapists are trained to work with individuals, children, and/or families on many issues. Many of our therapists specialize in treating anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, abuse, and domestic violence, multi-cultural issues, and blended families, among others. To determine whether a Gottman-trained therapist on the Gottman Referral Netowkr specializes in your particular area of need or interest, please click here and locate each therapist’s areas of specialization under Areas of Expertise.

Levels of Training

While on the Gottman Referral Network you’ll notice each therapist listed has a symbol next to their name. The gold star denotes a therapist that has attained the level of Certified Gottman Therapist. All therapists listed on the Gottman Referral Network have completed at least Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

  • Certified Gottman Therapist: Prior to their intensive training with Drs. John and Julie Gottman, Certified Gottman Therapists completed a graduate degree in Psychology or a related field and were trained to provide therapy to individuals, families, children and/or adolescents as well as to couples. Many have had their own private therapy practices for many years or even decades prior to entering training in Gottman Method Therapy. Certified Gottman therapist have completed all levels of Gottman Method training including the certification track.
  • Level 3 Trained: The Certification Practicum, a four day program led by Drs. Julie & John Gottman. Level 3 trained therapists must complete Levels 1 and 2 before entering Level 3 Training.
  • Level 2 Trained: Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities, a four day training led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, either in person or on DVD/videotape. A Level 2 trained therapist must complete Level 1 before entering Level 2 Training.

Therapists listed on the Gottman Referral Network (GRN) are all licensed or certified therapists who practice independently in their state, province, or country and are not supervised or monitored by Drs. John and Julie Gottman or The Gottman Institute. However, each has been specifically trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman to provide Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Gottman Referral Network therapists are located throughout the U.S. – and others are in training worldwide. Gottman clinicians work from their own private practice or agency offices located. Click here to find locations of Certified Gottman Therapists who are members of the Referral Network.

Whether you are in crisis or whether you need a fresh look at an ongoing problem, a Gottman trained therapist will contribute many years of training and experience toward helping you and your partner create a healthier and happier future.


Fees for therapy provided by Gottman-trained therapists are arranged directly with the independent therapist. Many therapists accept insurance when applicable.

If you would like further information, please see Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us by email at or by phone at (206) 523-9042.