The Love Lab Experience
The Love Lab Experience is an enhanced Gottman Therapy Assessment. This unique state-of-the-art assessment is designed after John Gottman’s original research with couples.
The Love Lab
In the mid-80s, John Gottman opened the original Love Lab at The University of Washington. He studied thousands of couples, and it is from the depth and breadth of his research that we understand the science of relationships today.
Alysha Roll, LCSW and Mary Beth George, LPC are both certified in Gottman Method™ couples therapy and are Master Trainers and Consultants for The Gottman Institute. They have received specialized training in administering the newly re-designed Love Lab Assessment.
The Original Love Lab Assessment
How It Works Today
Key elements of the original Love Lab research can be incorporated into the assessment process for couples seeking therapy, giving both clinician and client a deeper look into the couples functioning. In addition to completing the online questionnaire in our standard assessment, couples will create two short videos that will be analyzed to determine the positivity/negativity in their relationship. These videotapes can be done in the comfort and privacy of your home and uploaded to GottmanConnect, or they can be created in a therapy session with your therapist. After creating the videos, each partner will watch their video and use a “rating dial” to assess positivity or negativity in the discussion.
State-of-the-art analysis create a more refined treatment plan for therapy. The report yields information such as:
- If repair attempts are effective or failing
- How the ratio of positivity to negativity affects conflict discussions
Couples will receive a report explaining the findings from the assessment, as well as a detailed explanation and treatment plan from their therapist.
Couples can opt for the enhanced assessment in either live or virtual therapy. Couples who do marathon intensive sessions will receive the enhanced Love Lab Assessment as part of their marathon package.
Make an Appointment
If your relationship is in distress, don’t wait to make an appointment. Research has shown that it usually takes six years from the first sign of trouble in a relationship to the commencement of couples therapy. While help is available at any stage of the relationship, it is wise to intervene early.