Shannon Greene, PhD, LMFT
2720 Bee Caves Road #101
Austin, Texas 78746

(512) 775-1908 | Email

Are you looking to improve your relationship with your partner or spouse? Has conflict become unmanageable, or are you persistently feeling distant and disconnected? Or maybe you’re doing ok—but want to be better? There is a way forward. As a Certified Gottman Method  Couples Therapist (Level 3), I use a research-based approach to help couples connect in healthy ways, and to learn new skills toward building stronger, more satisfying relationships.

What is the Gottman Method? It’s the cumulative research of Dr.’s John and Julie Gottman who have studied couples intensively through various research strategies (biometric, observational, self-report) and over time, to reveal the ways in which couples succeed in their relationships and the ways that lead toward breakup. Their research informs the Gottman Method and provides an insightful roadmap for how to navigate challenges that you may be facing, and how to get things back on track.  

Here are examples of goals that we could address together using the Gottman Method:

  • Learn how to manage conflict more effectively, and make progress toward resolving longstanding issues
  • Build better emotional intimacy and connection
  • Process old or current hurts within the relationship
  • Rebuild trust and a stronger sense of partnership through supporting each other’s dreams

In my work with couples, I find that the Gottman Method is inherently hopeful: no matter where you’re starting, learning the skills and tools of this approach can be a way forward toward a better relationship. You can learn more by visiting their website (, or read some of their helpful books (The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; And Baby Makes Three). If you are wanting to make improvements and need further help, I’d love talk with you about how we might work together.  You can reach me by text or voice mail: 512.775.1908.

On a personal note, in addition to being a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist since 2011, I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor in the state of Texas, and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. My PhD is in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University (1995). I’ve been in private practice in Austin since 2008. Adding to my clinical work, I co-authored a book in the field of clinical training. I also have published empirical research in peer reviewed journals  and in edited book chapters.  I’m married, have one child, and in my free time, love to be in nature, hiking and birding.