Resources: Useful Websites
Ellyn Bader and Pete Pearson have been blazing trails in couples therapy for over 20 years, with some of the most creative and insightful ideas around. Among other things there are a number of super-informative, free articles which you can access through the Articles button at the top left of the page. One of these is the must-read “How to Get the Most from your Couples Therapy,” which we often recommend to couples before their first sessions.
Dan Wile modestly developed his own creative, thoughtful, and unique style of couple therapy. He has been called one of the greatest couples therapists by John Gottman who now incorporates his work, and there are some stylistic similarities with Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy. However, Dan has a fascinating, powerful, and easy-to-grasp perspective on relationships that you won’t hear anywhere else, and he shares much of it very generously on his website and blog.
If you’re a mom (or a dad!) in Noe Valley you probably know about this fabulous pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting resource center. One stop shopping for classes, doulas and links to all kinds of services for parents.
This is a great primer on Nonviolent Communication which I teach to almost all the couples I see. If you’re not the Dalai Lama chances are you could benefit from this process. You can also Google Nonviolent Communication to find Rosenberg’s site and other articles.
A fun and useful site based on a book of hundreds of activities to engage in with your little ones. Started by the cool two moms who wrote the book.