"After just 9 months of therapy, we can honestly say we are the happiest
we have been in years. With our therapist's help we are resolving what
we once thought were irreconcilable differences.”
"NCCT is a group practice of clinicians who truly get what exceptional couples therapy looks like.”
“We are better at all of this – better partners, better parents, better lovers, and far better friends.”
“Our time with NCCT is one that we look forward to because it's when we get to work on "us" and we leave feeling closer."
“I can give no stronger recommendation to anyone or any program."
“The past few years have been the hardest of our life, and you helped more in such a short time than all previous therapists we have seen."
"In the beginning I was like so opposed to any kind of counseling. I thought - I don't need anyone to tell me how to do anything to fix my marriage. Nothing could be further from the truth. Without counseling my marriage would have failed."
“NCCT has helped us understand, in a very nurturing environment, why things change, and how to build a better relationship.”
“We have come away from each session with concrete, real-life skills that we can use.”
"My husband and I began seeing Stephen after two other therapists didn't feel like a good fit for both of us. As soon as we met Stephen, we felt instantly at ease. Stephen is a consummate professional that is also compassionate, kind and caring… He has become a partner and coach for my husband and I doing the work of making our marriage the best it can be.”
“Without counseling my marriage would have failed."
“As soon as we met Stephen, we felt instantly at ease.”
“Thank you, for healing our family and restoring our love and trust in each other."
"Over the past 14 years my wife and I have been on an ever-changing journey that has led us down some troublesome paths. We have been dealing with past trauma, mental illness, blended family issues, and the stresses of everyday life. During this time we worked with seven counselors. This past year, my wife and I, with the guidance of a trained Gottman Therapist from NCCT, were able to change our lives. The 90-minute sessions and marathons gave us the time we needed to do the hard work, and ultimately reach conclusion on our issues. The Gottman Method is a model that's to the point and hits home with everyday couples and the issues they struggle with. More importantly, it results in change."
"Thank you so much for your guidance and insights. The past few years have been the hardest of our life, and you helped more in such a short time than all previous therapists we have seen."
“Rachel wasted no time in centering on our communication issues. While my husband and I spoke to one another in our sessions, she was watching and listening to us closely, not only individually but as a couple. She can pinpoint the moments in which one of us are feeling unsure or upset, despite attempts to "smooth over" a hard part in the conversation, so that in gently bringing out the truth of how we're really feeling, we've overcome several of our relationship road blocks in only 3 months of 90 minute weekly visits."
"Stephen offers an outside perspective that helps my wife and I weed through the conflicts and support the work that we do for our relationship. Steven is soft-spoken but knows when to push to get the most out of us as a couple. At different times, Steven has been the light at the end of a tunnel, a helping hand, an affirmation, a cop directing a traffic jam or merely just a bystander, observing Going to see Steven has helped me grow as a husband and the person… I would recommend Stephen as a therapist to others without hesitation.”
“It is a wonderful thing to help a family. It is a far greater thing to save one.”
“For me, the surprising outcome is that where in the past I had a lot of difficulties talking about our relationship, now it seems like the most natural thing to do.”
"Keith sets the bar when it comes to couples therapy. His calm, nonjudgmental presence, excellent clinical skill and knowledge, and humorous down to earth style have made this process extremely productive and valuable to us. We have come away from each session with concrete, real life skills that we can use. With Keith's help we have completely turned our relationship around."
"My relationship of twenty years imploded after a series of unresolved relationship traumas, mismatched sex drives, the stressors of raising kids, and divergent styles of processing emotions. I thought my infidelity was the final blow. Kerry has skillfully and quite miraculously helped us move from despair to hope as a couple. Her work with us was intentional yet fluid, and always caring and respectful. Working with Kerry over the past year has quite frankly changed me and our relationship in ways I never imagined possible."
"Kerry is the real thing. As a couple, we have stuck together despite intractable issues. We'd already been to five previous couples' counselors, and we told Kerry that she was going to be our last - make or break time. We have been working with her for nearly a year; we recommend the process for those who really want to work. Kerry takes no prisoners. We feel seen and understood by her, and are coming to understand ourselves as a couple more deeply and courageously. We are so grateful to have found her and The Northampton Center For Couples Therapy."
“I think that every couple can benefit from spending some time looking at their relationship, and this is the BY FAR best place for that!”
“Our experience has been more effective, more psychologically and emotionally eye-opening, and more productive than all of our previous counselors combined."
"What we wanted, simply, was to get back to the place where we were when we fell in love, prior to kids and careers.”
“You are spectacular at what you do and I enjoyed visiting with you every week."
"Our first experience with a marriage counselor (years ago) left us both extremely skeptical about the benefits of couples counseling, so it still surprises us that we decided to try again. How fortunate we were to choose the Northampton Center for Couples Counseling and meet John Gardner. John is a master of the Gottman Method, but more importantly - he has an incredibly kind heart, an open mind, and the ability to listen with great care and compassion. He helped us chip away at years of resentment and frequent sources of misunderstanding that resulted in so many of our arguments. We will always be grateful to him for helping us develop the knowledge and skills necessary to remember why we first fell in love, and to bring a sense of friendship, understanding, and peace back to our relationship."
"When we started going to Paula, we agreed that this was our "last ditch". Over our nearly 10 years together we had bought a house, started a family and felt that before we cashed in our chips and moved on, we owed it to ourselves and to our children to try to work it out formally. It was the best decision we have ever made."
"When we first began couples therapy, even though my wife and I were barely speaking to each other, we both agreed that we liked Keith immediately. Very quickly, he became our lifeline. Never once did either of us feel that he had taken a side; instead, he took our side. He listened thoughtfully, facilitated extremely difficult conversations with genuine compassion, and offered us countless ways to strengthen our marriage. Trying to explain therapy sessions to our two-year-old daughter, we often said, "We are going to talk with Keith. He is helping us to be happy." A perfectly accurate description, as it turns out."
“Our relationship has benefited from each session with John. We walk out feeling renewed and ready for challenges.”
"Our therapist helped me so much - to be able to help my wife try and get through such a terrible thing. She opened my eyes and taught me how to communicate my feelings. She taught me to be present with my wife and when she goes into despair from the affair, and to try and help her get out of the bad place and back into a place that is manageable."
“Kerry has skillfully and quite miraculously helped us move from despair to hope as a couple.”
“When we started going to Paula, we agreed that this was our "last ditch.” It was the best decision we have ever made."
"I thought we had had gone past the point of no return and was only going to therapy on the last little bit of hope. Then we met Martha and our lives changed.”
"At this time from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank Northampton Center For Couples Therapy and especially Paula our counselor. Without her my marriage would have certainly failed and I would have lost my best friend, my mate, and the most precious person in my life. My wife!"
The Gottman Method is a model that's to the point and hits home with everyday couples. More importantly, it results in change."
"I had the best intentions to write you a proper snail mail letter but I fear with all that is going on I may not be able to pull it off. You are spectacular at what you do and I really enjoyed our sessions each week."
“Rachel helped us fight for our marriage and family instead of fighting each other.”
“My husband and I have been meeting with Rachel to work through many of the issues that we have built up through our 13 years together. The choice was counseling or separation. Rachel has seen us at our worst, and has helped us on our way back to being our best. The key is that Rachel has helped us fight for our marriage and our family instead of fighting each other. The counseling sessions can be very tough to work through, but my husband and I always walk out the door holding hands.”
"Keith sets the bar when it comes to couples therapy.”
“Today, we feel more connected than ever, we have more fun, and we feel optimistic about the future.”
“Working with Kerry over the past year has quite frankly changed me and our relationship in ways I never imagined possible."
“I went into every session feeling nervous and left feeling optimistic.”
“Without NCCT my marriage would have certainly failed and I would have lost my best friend.”
"We went from being two people who were living in mutual disgust with the other, to two people who have reconnected with love.”
"Who would think you would need couples therapy after 34 years of marriage? But you realize you both have gone through many life changes, you both have changed and situations arise that create friction. That is where John comes in. He creates an atmosphere where one feels free to express their stresses and frustrations in a safe zone. Our relationship has benefited from each session with John. We walk out feeling renewed and ready for challenges that currently face us and future ones."
“Rachel has seen us at our worst and has helped us on our way back to being our best.”
"What I like about counseling with Kerry is her uncanny way of putting me at ease, even with the tough stuff.”
"My wife and I were at our wit’s end. We knew how much we cared for each other, but could not figure out how to live in peace. In the short time that we have seen Keith, we have realized an immediate and wonderful improvement in our relationship. We now have some very effective tools to use when stressful situations arise. Keith is a kind patient and insightful taskmaster using a research based method to help us. I leave each session tired and at the same time looking forward to more work with him. I can give no stronger recommendation to anyone or any program."
“The therapy can be somewhat difficult at times, but the payoff is phenomenal. I've never been happier."
“Paula has taught us and continues to reinforce, what we need to do not only to stay together but to want to stay together."
"After just nine months of therapy, we can honestly say we are the happiest we have been in years.”
“We have grown as a couple and as individuals who find value in a marriage that was close to unsalvageable.”
“I'm afraid to think what would happen if we had never made an appointment here."
"I was skeptical at first, and was prepared for failure. How could therapy heal such painful wounds? Through hard work, Keith's guidance and persistence, my husband and I are on a healing path! I'm afraid to think what would happen if we had never made an appointment here."