Marriage/Couples Therapy

R. Scott Gornto has a growing reputation with couples for getting to the bottom line and identifying the couples cycles quickly and with precision. Clients frequently leave sessions with Scott saying. “We got more out of that session than….”

What makes Scott clinical work unique:
1. His ability to connect and read people
2. He spots the central issue(s) quickly with precision and clarity.
3. He transforms client(s) behavior and produces long-term change (if the client is willing)

Scott’s innovative Auxano Approach© emphasizes two fundamental concepts:  Connection and Growth. These two concepts are the catalyst for long-term change, giving life to the best version of you in your committed relationship. His approach assist you through conflict, empowering you to stop reacting, and, ultimately, give life to the best version of you. The result is a deeper friendship, partnership, and intimacy in marriage – leading to a passionate sex life, calmer dialogue and increased satisfaction in life.

 

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Marriage/Couples Therapy
(45, 60, 75, 90, 120 minute sessions or the 1/2 day Truth About Marriage Couples Intensive)

Based on Scott’s Auxano Approach© to Relationships
| Communication/Conflict Resolution
| Family of Origin
| Infidelity Repair
| Intimacy
| Parenting & Blended Family
| Relational Therapy
| Sexual Addiction/Recovery Couple Therapy
| Sex Therapy
— Sexuality in Marriage/Couples
— Sexual Compulsivity/Addiction
— Sexual Abuse
— Physical and Emotional Problems with Sex Including: Low Sexual Desire, Conflict Over Desire Levels, Erectile Dysfunction, Pre-Mature Ejaculation, Pain During Intercourse, Inability to Orgasm

 

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Scott Offers Three Tracks for Couples:
(Depending on the Need and State of the Relationship)

Track 1: Designed for Couples Seeking Preventative Maintenance or Short Term Counseling
(60 min. session –  2-4x a month)

For couples who both are committed to the marriage/relationship and are open to the process of change and healing. This is NOT for couples who have recently experienced a life changing marital/relationship event such as infidelity, emotional divorce or separation.

Track 2: Designed for Couples Seeking Marriage/Relationship Healing
(60, 75, 90, 120 min. session  1-2x a week)
For couples who both are committed to the marriage/relationship and are open to the process of change and healing. The couple may be experiencing significant issues such as infidelity, emotional divorce, separation, or discussion divorce. Some couples take advantage of this track who are dealing with moderate issues with family of origin, communication, conflict resolution, parenting issues, blended family and other struggles.

Track 3: The Truth About Marriage© Couples Intensive
*Designed for Couples in Crisis, Seeking Marriage/Relationship Repair or Couples Who Want Faster Results
(1/2 day Intensive over 1 or 2 consecutive days)
This intensive is for couples who are both committed to the marriage/relationship and are open to the process of change and healing. This is for couples who are experiencing significant issues such as infidelity, emotional divorce, separation, or discussion divorce. The one-day and two-day intensive is for couples who are dealing with multiple significant problems, whose level of hopelessness is severe and the marriage is headed toward divorce without treatment.
*Some couples take advantage of this track who want to expedite the process of growth and change 

Benefits of Intensive:
| Remove distractions of home and work to focus solely on your marriage
| Break your emotional gridlock and unhealthy cycles with back-to-back sessions
| Receive powerful tools to help you continue your work back home
| Get more accomplished
| Get faster results

 

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Group Therapy

Communications Group: The communications group is designed to assist clients in becoming proficient in using responsible semantics and effective emotional expression.

Family of Origin Group: The family of origin group is designed to explore unhealthy issues and behaviors learned in your family system (people who raised you) and become aware how your system may be affecting your life in the present. This group process is called refamiling.

Sexual and Relationship Recovery Group (Sexual Compulsivity & Addiction)
The sexual and relationship recovery group is designed to assist participants in learning strategies to stop unwanted behavior and ultimately, attain lifelong sobriety. In the Recovery Group, clients and their partners attend separate 75 minute groups for 12 sessions.
Clients in Recovery: break through denial, addiction process, relapse prevention, healthy living, and self-care.
Partners in Recovery: grief work, trauma/PTSD, boundaries, healthy emotional expression, and self-care.

Advanced Sexual and Relationship Recovery Group
The Advanced Group is for clients who have participated in the sexual and relationship recovery group and who want to take another step looking at the deeper issues   underlying addiction such as shame, abuse, trauma, and family of origin. This group meets weekly for 1 year.
The Advanced Group (Partners) is for spouses of addicts who have participated in the 12 week recovery group and desire to take another step in their work of recovery. Issues discussed are trauma/PTSD recovery, family of origin, and unhealthy individual and relational patterns that prevent spouses from experiencing emotional health.