The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples

Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration, Enhance romance and intimacy, Manage conflict constructively

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The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples is based on the internationally acclaimed research of Dr. John Gottman as presented in his New York Times bestselling book – The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. This educational workshop is designed to help couples improve their friendship and conflict management skills.


Dates for 2022-2023:

Saturday, July 15th or October 21st 

Arizona Family Institute – 2500 S Power Road Suite 120, Mesa, AZ 85206

Register by Phone: (480) 382-1257 $350 per Couple (Materials Provided)



What You Will Learn

Improve friendship, fondness, and admiration

Enhance romance and intimacy

Manage conflict constructively

Gain skills to address perpetual and solvable problems

Create shared meaning

Maintain gains throughout a lifetime


Who Should Attend


Everyone from newlyweds to seniors

Those who wish to enhance a good marriage

Those needing better conflict management tools


The Seven Principles Workshop for Couples

  • 7/15/2023, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • 10/21/2023, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM


Arizona Family Institute – 2500 S Power Road Suite 120, Mesa, AZ 8520
 $350 per Couple (Materials Provided)


Email to Register

Group Facilitators

Paige Schickedanz LPC

As a licensed therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. We can work together to better understand difficult situations and resolve challenges in your life. By applying therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

I have a passion for serving others. I provide effective therapy services in a safe and caring environment that promotes personal growth, health, happiness, and spiritual well-being. I provide clients with ethical, professional, and confidential services. I believe the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in determining successful outcomes in treatment and finding joy in developing trust between us.

I use an interactive style of therapy that involves assessments, questioning, reflecting, listening, and goal-setting. Each client is seen as an individual with unique strengths. With over a decade of clinical experience, licensed in 3 states (AZ, OR, WA), and extensive training in Gottman therapy for couples and families, I am proud to be a part of Arizona Family Institute!

Kristine Garner MAS-MFT, LAMFT

Life can be challenging!  That’s no surprise, but when the challenges become overwhelming and our inner strength is depleted, we are vulnerable to self-defeating emotions—fear, frustration, stress, anxiety, sadness, anger, and more.  When such negative feelings cloud our vision, counseling can provide a needed boost to help us rise above the difficulties and rediscover the light on the horizon.

 My passion is helping people mend relationships, manage anxiety, fears, and frustrations; discover and unlock reserves of resilience; and persevere through--even flourish—in the face of life’s inevitable adversities.  With a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from ASU, I am trained to work with couples, families, adolescents, and individuals. I look forward to helping you (re)discover connections, implement effective coping skills, and find resiliency regardless of what life sends your way!