Arizona Counseling Therapy

Dr. Sylvia Doss

Arizona Licensed Psychologist


Marriage Counseling and Couples’ Therapy

Serving Greater Phoenix

with office in Peoria, Arizona


I work with married couples, cohabitating couples,

and couples in committed dating relationships.

I  use the Gottman Method of Couples’ Therapy to work with couples.

This approach is research-based, practical and structured.  In Gottman Couples’ Therapy couples learn to use assessment information, research-based tools, interventions, and exercises to resolve conflict, build intimacy, and increase partnership skills.

Therapy can help couples:

Resolve conflict in a respectful way

Increase affection and intimacy

Increase ability to understand each other and work together

Increase awareness of and respect for each others’ differences

Increase planning and structure in a relationship

Therapy begins with an assessment phase. The assessment phase consists of planned assessments with the therapist and written questionnaires for each partner. Then the therapist meets with the couple for an assessment review session to discuss the results of the combined assessments. The couple is also educated concerning Dr. Gottman’s theory of how relationships work. The intervention phase follows the assessment phase. In the intervention phase, the focus is on the couple working with each other using Gottman tools and exercises. As the therapist, I may suggest a better way to communicate or utilize the tools. I like this approach because the focus is on the couple not the therapist. This therapy approach also teaches strategies for a couple working together at home without a therapist present.

Related links:

I accept PRIVATE PAY and some insurance plans for payment.

Insurance plans accepted:

United Healthcare

United Behavioral Health



Cigna Healthcare

Cigna Behavioral Health




Welcome        Individual Therapy        Couples’ Therapy

Rehabilitation Counseling        Training and Experience        Directions

The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Visiting this website does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Information found on the Internet cannot substitute for individualized evaluation and treatment by medical or mental health professionals.  

home    contact

My office is located in Peoria, Arizona. Nearby communities are Peoria, Glendale, Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Pebble Creek, Buckeye, Sun City West, Anthem, New River, and Avondale.

Dr. Sylvia Doss

Clinical Psychologist

9401 West Thunderbird Road, Suite 186

Peoria, Arizona 85381