Couples Workshop

Over the years I have offered a number of workshops and classes for couples. Currently I do not have any scheduled and am devoting my attention to working directly with couples in my office.   

I have co-presented over 25 Gottman Art & Science of Love Couples Workshops and can strongly recommend it.  I have a working knowledge of the Hold Me Tight EFT couples workshop and know it is very beneficial for couples. 

Listed below are the workshops I’ve offered in the past. 

Please contact me if you’d like to talk about these workshops experiences.

For more information and locations of
The Art & Science of Love Workshop:
Hold Me Tight Workshops: do an internet search of Hold Me Tight by your location or state

Couples Communication 101

Helpful, live training for couples:
*Who are considering marriage, but want to address a few concerns before planning a wedding
*Who are serious about marriage but have recently broken up or gotten back together
*Who want to improve communication in general


The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop

The Art and Science of Love Workshop is based on the work of John Gottman, Ph.D. Dr. Gottman has learned what really makes relationships work by studying and following over 3,000 couples in over 30 years of research. This workshop is designed to teach you exactly what successful couples do to foster romance and harmony in their relationships. During the first day, you will learn how to build fondness, admiration, and closeness in your relationship. On the second day, you’ll work on conflict management while learning new and important communication skills. Couples work privately on exercises designed to address the challenges in real-life relationships. Certified Gottman therapists are available to support couples one-on-one with exercises. The nature of this workshop is psycho-educational.  There is no group work or public disclosure.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed to strengthen your marriage or relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, then this two-day workshop will provide a road map for repair.

What You’ll Learn

*Foster respect, affection, and closeness
*Build and share a deeper connection with each other’s inner world
*Keep conflict discussions calm
*Break through and resolve conflict grid-lock
*Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship

Joy Allen

Joy Allen, LCSW, M.Div. is in private practice in Southwest Fort Worth.  She has been helping strengthen relationships of couples and families for over 25 years.  During the past 18 years in her private practice she has seen a wide variety of couples including couples reconsidering their commitments, newly married, gay and lesbian, and couples who have been together many years.  She has co-presented the Gottman couples workshop in Chicago, St. Louis, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.