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Welcome to Safe Space Marriage & Family Counseling

Welcome! We are glad you are here. We are a Gottman method counseling center specializing in helping couples struggling with many relationship problems including infidelity/affairs, betrayals, and addiction. Gottman Method couples counseling has been proven to reduce relapse and help couples keep their relationship on track.

We provide in an in-depth 4-session Gottman Assessment. Through the assessment process, we identify your relationship areas of strength and weakness. This guides the way for targeted and specific goals that will guide you and your partner toward powerful and positive changes in your relationship. You will learn what works and what doesn't.

We know that relationships are worth fighting for, and our Gottman Method couples counseling is backed by science. With the right tools, you can achieve happiness and true partnership in your relationship. So don't wait any longer - begin the journey today!

We look forward to helping you build a stronger, lasting relationship that blooms!

OUR SERVICES

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Couples Assessment

Too often, couples wait until their relationship is in crisis before seeking help. By that point, years of hurt feelings and resentments have built up, making it difficult to reconnect and rebuild trust. That's why we offer a Relationship Assessment.

This intensive assessment, based on the research of Dr. John Gottman, provides a detailed picture of the current state of your relationship. It's an opportunity to take a step back, identify the areas that are causing the most trouble or challenge, and begin working on improvements.


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Affairs and Betrayals

Affairs or other betrayals can be one most difficult challenge a couple can face. Trust has been broken, what you thought was, now suddenly is not and feelings of insecurity and crisis take hold. Shame and guilt can consume the partner that has betrayed. For both partners it can seem insurmountable to rebuild what has been lost.

However, Gottman couples counseling can be a helpful tool in rebuilding trust. It may not be easy but with our expert approach, it is possible to recover from an affair or betrayal.

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Couples Workshops in Santa Clarita CA
Couples Workshops

Many couples report there are no big, troubling issues in their relationship but rather a need for a little focused attention or fine tuning. For some, one partner may be hesitant or afraid to enter couples counseling for fear of judgment or appearing weak. And others are not sure how they would feel about exposing their intimate relationship with an outside professional. The Gottman Relationship Workshops are our answer to these common barriers. Attending a Gottman Couples workshop offers an opportunity for you and your partner to grow and learn together with no self-disclosure or long term counseling commitment.

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Hello! I am glad you are here!

My name is Heather Rousselo and I am the President/Owner of Safe Space Marriage & Family Counseling Corp. I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist practicing in the Santa Clarita Valley since 2011. I married my rock star husband Mike in 1994 at the wise old age of 22. Since that time Mike and I have grown up together, fought with each other, fought against each other, fought for each other, and somehow have stayed connected together. My husband tirelessly supports my every passion and puts up with my crazy. No easy job!  We have a real relationship that is nowhere near perfect. But it’s perfectly imperfect and I can’t imagine either of us having it any other way. We have 4 lovely children together (two completely fledged and two still at home) which adds its own special kind of chaos. We have lived in Santa Clarita since 1995.     

I have been passionate about Gottman Method Couples therapy from the moment I finished the 3 Clinicians trainings in 2013.  In 2022, I decided to focus exclusively on helping couples manage the everyday peaks and valleys of their relationships. I envisioned a Safe Space where people of all walks of life, orientation, identities, origins, or cultures would feel accepted, valued, respected, and supported. All while being offered expert care for life’s most precious asset-our loving relationships. 
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What is the Gottman Method?

The Gottman Method is an approach to couples therapy that includes a thorough assessment of the couple’s relationship and integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy, respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy; and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

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