Kendra Capalbo is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, RI and one of the only therapists in the state who specializes entirely in couples’ therapy. She does not see individual clients but works with couples of all ages.
Kendra loves the Gottman Method because it helps couples get back to the basics of communication and rediscover their love for one another. The Gottman Method assessment includes an extensive, at-home questionnaire that includes questions related to a couple’s social history together, the history of their relationship, their individual histories, and the story of how they fell in love and allows Kendra and her clients to better understand where their challenges stem from. She uses this questionnaire, along with three therapy sessions (one as a couple and one with each partner) plus one feedback session, to develop an individualized treatment plan, which includes helping her clients learn how to deal with conflicts, including perpetual ones, in a healthy way. She teaches a variety of interventions aimed at helping clients develop a healthier, more intimate relationship. The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy include disarming conflicting verbal communication, increasing intimacy, respect, and affection, and creating a better sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.
Kendra is passionate about couples counseling and believes all of her clients deserve to be in healthy, loving relationships. Outside of private practice, Kendra works as a therapist at the RI Department of Corrections. She looks forward to meeting you.