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Sabrina Walters

M.A., LMFT, LPC

Location:

Oregon, United States

Services:

  • Advanced Gottman Clinical Trainer
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Presenter

Specialties:

  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Affairs
  • Trauma

Speaker Expertise:

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 2 Training
  • Level 3 Training

Sabina Walters has been providing therapy since 2003 and licensed since 2004 in Oregon. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT) since 2017.  If there were a phrase to describe Sabrina’s work, it would be “Hope Monger.” She often tells clients she will hunt down hope in every situation. Sabrina and her husband  Eric published their book, Enticing Love; Real Hope for Real Relationships, in 2014. She and Eric have been developing and leading marriage conferences together since 2003.

Sabrina presents Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, as well as the “Art and Science of Love” conference for couples. 

 

Available for Consulting

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*Accepting New Certification Candidates*

Sabrina believes deeply in the Gottman Couples method of therapy and has been drawn to the practical nature of this method, which is so rooted hard research. After working as a family therapist in a school-based program for several years, she opened her private practice in 2010. In 2017, she began training interns and now runs a small group practice, where all of her clinicians use the Gottman Method as their primary methodology.

Early in her career, Sabrina was originally drawn to working with adolescents in schools. But her work there revealed a recognizable pattern: , she noticed that real change in a child’s life only took place when the parents were on the same page — and working toward the same goal. After that, she tried to refocus her work on couples therapy. In 2012, she attended the Level 1 Gottman Method training and began using the tools taught by Dr.s John and Julie Gottman. She instantly felt a difference in her clients’ results; she suddenly had the tool belt she needed that could make lasting change in couples. It was then that her work with couples really became exciting, rather than daunting. She was so enthusiastic about the method that she completed level 1, 2 and 3 in rapid succession in the fall of 2012, although she quickly realized it would take years to become proficient and fully understand the complexities of Gottman Method Couples work. She finished her certification in 2017 and has gone on to become an Advanced Gottman Trainer to help others in the method. e  Twice she has attended the “Art and Science of Love” couples workshop, presented by the Gottmans. Later, she was a roving assistant as Don and Carrie Cole presented. In 2021, Sabrina began presenting the “Art and Science of Love” herself in Portland, Or. She became a trainer for the Gottman Institute and is now a trainer for Levels 1, 2 and 3, which she absolutely loves doing. Prior to becoming a therapist, Sabrina was a teacher, so her methods of training are based in hands-on, active learning. Many have commented that her teaching style helps them learn deeply as they practice and review constantly throughout the training. 

Sabrina has a sub-specialty in both Affair Recovery and Addiction Recovery, and is also certified in treating trauma through EMDR.  

Sabrina understands how nerve wracking it can be to think of entering the Certification Track. She also remembers the daunting process of editing and uploading the clips, not to mention the thought of someone reviewing them! But she has also found ways to make the process easier, and is committed to giving her candidates the support they need to be successful

Throughout the certification process and in the years that followed, Sabrina has experienced the incredible support of the team and colleagues at the Gottman Institute, and the community of fellow Gottman Certified therapists. Her certification process ended up being one of encouragement, profound growth and excellent support. This is the model she follows as she prepares her people for video submissions, and honing their skills as a relationship therapist.  

You can contact Sabrina directly to learn about her consultation pricing and more through her Gottman Referral Network profile here.

Upcoming Events:

February 2024

Thu22Feb
to
Fri23Feb

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Hybrid Online – Hillsboro, OR 3000 NE Stucki Ave Suite 230
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PST

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC

March 2024

Wed13Mar
to
Fri15Mar

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

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Registration Site

Location:

Hybrid Online – Hillsboro, OR 3000 NE Stucki Ave Suite 230
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PDT

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC
Sat23Mar
to
Sun24Mar

,

The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Holiday Inn Portland West – Hillsboro 2575 NW Aloclek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PDT

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC

May 2024

Thu9May
to
Fri10May

,

Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Hybrid Online – Hillsboro, OR 3000 NE Stucki Ave Suite 230
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PDT

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC
Wed15May
to
Fri17May

,

Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

3000 NE Stucki Avenue Suite 230 3000 NE Stucki Avenue Suite 230
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PDT

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC

June 2024

Sat22Jun
to
Sun23Jun

,

The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

2575 NW Aloclek Drive 2575 NW Aloclek Drive
Hillsboro, OR 97123 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm PDT

Presented By:

Sabrina Walters M.A., LMFT, LPC
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