Gottman Couples Workshop

Evidence-Based Marriage Workshops in Maryland

Do you have difficulty communicating and understanding each other?
Are you stuck, arguing in circles about the same issues?
Or are you in a good relationship and would like to make it even better?

If you answered YES



Workshop Based on Research

Research shows that on average, couples wait 2.68 years* from the first sign of problems before they seek professional help. Increasingly, couples are proactive and getting the expert guidance they need to set their relationship up for success or fix their problems before they get worse.

Good relationships don’t just build themselves without daily intentional effort, and problems don’t just go away, without healthy conflict and communication skills. ​

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Register now to guarantee your spot, as space in each workshop is limited.

Payment Options

$360 per couple. This fee must be paid in advance in order to register for the workshop. Register and pay online by clicking on any of the following dates listed below.

2023 Workshop Offerings

Saturday February 25th, 2023 @ 10:00AM-12:00PM 
Saturday March 24th, 2023
@ 10:00AM-12:00PM  
Saturday April 20th, 2023         @ 10:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday May 20th, 2023               @ 10:00AM-12:00PM
Saturday June 17th, 2023              @ 10:00AM-12:00PM 
Saturday July 15th, 2023                @ 10:00AM-12:00PM
Please contact us for personalized & individualized workshops (couples therapy intensives) for you & your significant other.



Many Resources For Couples

  • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage WorkBook
  • The Seven Principles Companion Workbook allows you to privately record answers and journal thoughtfully about the concepts in the book, as they apply to your relationship. It takes users step-by-step through the interactive exercises in each chapter of The Seven Principles Book.
  • “Love Map/Open Ended Questions” card deck. This deck is fun and effective way for couples to get to know one another’s inner lives, thus increasing closeness and friendship.
  • Engaging presentation and the opportunity for many exercises and conversations with your partner (if you go together).
  • Cynthia will be available to give you personal support and guidance as needed.
  • As this training will be provided via virtual, there will be options for private chats and questions.  You and your partner can interact with one another in a safe and comfortable environment.


The Seven Principles Program will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

This class combines teaching and demonstrations with one-on-one work sessions where you and your partner focus on your relationship with each other. Confidentiality is strictly maintained. Although we encourage questions and comments, you do not need to speak in the workshop if you do not want.


  • 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 gridlock
  • Strengthen and maintain the gains in your relationship


This program is based upon the New York Times best seller The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman, Ph.D.

Straightforward in its approach yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in Dr. Gottman’s groundbreaking book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their relationships work.

For over 30 years Dr. Gottman scientifically analyzed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviors that put thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other and the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship.



This class is designed to strengthen your marriage or committed relationship. If you already have a strong relationship, this class will provide you with insights and tools to make it even better. If your relationship is distressed, this class will provide a road map for repair.

Research shows that on average, couples wait 2.68* years from the first sign of problems before they seek help. Please don’t wait any longer to get help. More and more, couples are seeking relationship education before they even have any “problems”. Be proactive and learn what decades of research teach us about creating long-term, happy and healthy relationships.

Your Workshop Faciliatator

Cynthia Agyeman-Anane, LCSW, is an authorized Seven Principles Program Educator/Leader who will lead the workshop and teach you what successful couples specifically do to create long-lasting loving relationships, as well as the benefits of a stable, committed relationship.

The presenter, Cynthia Agyeman-Anane, LCSW-C, is an up and coming relationship expert counselor who has been intensively trained in all 3 levels of the Gottman Couples Therapy Method, as well as the additional Gottman Method Trainings for Couples regarding Addiction Recovery, Infidelity, Trauma/PTSD, and Domestic Violence. She has worked with many couples and families over her 19 years career in social work.  She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.  Cynthia is an authorized Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator/Leader and currently provides Gottman-Method couples counseling to couples from all backgrounds in her private counseling practice located in Severna Park, MD.  Cynthia is currently providing these workshops via Telehealth for safety reasons.


The Gottman Seven Principles Program is designed for all couples in a committed relationship, including:

  • Married couples
  • Pre-engaged couples (those considering marriage)
  • Engaged or Premarital couples (those taking steps towards marriage)
  • Every phase of relationships, from newlyweds to senior couples
  • Those who wish to enhance an already “good” marriage or relationship
  • Those needing better conflict management tools
  • Those considering couples therapy but who are not “ready” for weekly therapy yet
  • People of all backgrounds, ages, Faiths, sexual orientations and relationship arrangements.

*****If you are dealing with emotional abuse, domestic violence, unwanted touch, or substance abuse, this class is not appropriate, and you should instead seek individual or couples therapy.*****

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Workshop Presenter/Leader?

Cynthia Agyeman-Anane, LCSW-C, is an authorized Seven Principles Program Educator/Leader through the Gottman Institute.  She has been extensively trained and will lead the workshop and teach you what successful couples specifically do to create long-lasting loving relationships, as well as the benefits of a stable, committed relationship.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Cynthia Agyeman-Anane, LCSW-C, is the presenter and can be reached at [email protected] 0r 301-275-6962.

What is the cancellation policy?

Your registration fee is non-refundable, but transferable. Once registered, if unforeseen circumstances prevent you from attending the 7 Principles Program Class with Cynthia, you will have the opportunity to register for a different workshop within 12 months of the registration date instead. However, if you cancel within 72 hours or fail to show up for the workshop, there will be a $108 transfer fee applied.  All workshops are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I have to talk in this class?

Absolutely not! Although Cynthia will ask questions of the audience, and will encourage active participation, this is entirely up to you! If you just want to sit back, learn, and participate in the private exercises with your partner, you are welcome to do so.