The Award-Winning
Gottman Method

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Pioneers in relationship therapy

Drs. John and Julie Gottman, pioneers in the development of scientific methods of relationship therapy and Lifetime Achievement Award winners for their decades of research in changing the face of psychotherapy, have developed the Gottman Method, a breakthrough scientific approach to couples therapy.

Based upon decades of research in the Love Lab, the Gottmans have brought the knowledge of research to therapists and the insight of therapists to researchers.

Differentiate your practice

Do you want to see more clients? Have too many clients but not enough hours in a week? Gottman Connect enables professionals around the world who practice couples therapy to now bring the research-based Gottman assessment process into their offices and practices, providing their clients with the latest, technologically advanced clinical methods.

Developed by Affective Software Inc., in partnership with The Gottman Institute, Gottman Connect combines the Gottmans’ science with cutting edge expertise in software, AI, and Machine Learning to democratize proven relationship assessment methods and intervention exercises via smartphones, tablets, and computers.

The Gottman Relationship Checkup

A critical assessment tool for professionals who practice couples therapy, the now-enhanced Gottman Relationship Checkup uses research-based algorithms to generate unique analyses for both the clinician and the couple. Used by the Gottmans and over 10,000 other clinical professionals globally, these reports provide simplified, clinical, personalized overviews and specific treatment recommendations for each couple.


  • Personalized couple and clinician reports that tackle relationship issues at their roots
  • HIPAA Compliant Platform
  • New reassessment feature allows tracking of therapeutic progress over time

The Legendary Love Lab

The famous Gottman Love Lab has arrived via the Gottman Connect telehealth portal!

In the all-new virtual Gottman Love Lab experience, couples complete a clinical questionnaire and a video evaluation process to receive a scientific look into their relationship. This level of assessment is not available anywhere else.

Are you a professional interested in using the Love Lab? Apply now using this form!
Applications will be reviewed, and training and access will be granted on a rolling basis.

Interested in using The Love Lab?

Please apply using the form below

Dr. Nancy Young
Clinician, Costa Mesa

I’ve seen a lot of innovation over the past 40 years...but this is honestly a revolutionary marriage between the heart and science of couples’ therapy!

Dr. John Crossen, MBA
Clinician, Portland

I enjoy enhanced therapeutic planning by using the innovation of the Couples Report that explains specific strengths and challenges.

Alysha Roll, MSW, LCSW
Clinician, Houston

The couples report is incredibly helpful. My couples seems relieved with the well laid out plan and ready to get to work.

Carrie Cole, M.ED., LPC
Clinician, Houston

I really appreciate being able to see the details of each partner’s questionnaires and the ability to see their answers. The site also offers recommendations about what interventions to use with the couple, which will be very helpful for therapists of all levels of experience.

Saul Stern, LMFT
Clinician, New York

I just received my first Relationship Checkup result today and I think you’ll be happy to hear that it definitely exceeds my expectations, with regard to clarity, accuracy, depth, and detail.

Therese Soudant, LMFT
Clinician, Seattle

My clients had a great experience using the Relationship Checkup and found it very user-friendly. In addition, the automatic scoring and personalized feedback reports are a great time saver. I will never hand score an assessment again.

Jonathan Shippey, M.A., LMFT
Clinician, Louisville

This time-saving resource offers a clear and easily presentable description of each partner's current experience of the relationship, and it also points the way for me as a therapist to tailor an effective course of therapy that is best suited for each particular couple.

Julie Sharon-Wagschal, M.A., LMHC
Psychologist, Amsterdam

The Enhanced Relationship Checkup and The Love Lab together give me a unique and in-depth look into not only how couples think and feel about their relationship, but also what their emotional experience is as they interact. This understanding helps me pinpoint exact areas of a couple's strength or challenge better than was ever possible. It is invaluable in my work with couples.

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