Angela Voegele, MSW, Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


Presented by

Angela Voegele, LCSW-C, Certified Gottman Therapist and Workshop Leader

  • April 22-23, 2023
  • June 24-25, 2023
  • August 26-27, 2023
  • October 14-15, 2023
  • December 16-17, 2023
    In-person ($745) or online with Zoom ($545), fee is per couple.
  • Follow the link below to register:

A psycho-educational workshop for couples online and in-person in Gaithersburg, MD

Small group setting that allows participants to ask questions and get to know each other.

The average rating of past workshops has been 4.85 out of 5

Testimonials of former participants:

"I really liked Angela. She offered great perspective and pointed to resources. She used different media to help us remember content. She had important points repeated. We had presentation, discussion (brief), and practice. This was eye opening for me and I think very much worth the money. Great content. Great presenter."

"Thank you for the wonderful workshop you presented this weekend. Mike and I both feel that it was well worth the time and money. I have already referred 2 couples to the Gottman site, as they are looking for help too. Keep up the good work!!"

"This workshop was so well done. Angela kept us on time and on track. She utilized principles of cognitive psychology to promote memorization of important principles of relationship work. She made sure we stayed well-fed and caffeinated. She did an excellent job in explaining content, providing examples, and facilitating exercises. I am deeply grateful to have had an opportunity to be here this weekend. Thank you!"

"Great job – workshop provided the tools to help our relationship – now we have to implement all we learned."

"Spoke clearly & slowly, good pace, liked sharing personal stories + book examples, very appropriate."

"Thank you Angela! Wonderful class and well presented. I appreciate your humor and enthusiasm."

"Excellent workshop. Angela added great information to the Gottman training. Loved the video's of the Gottmans."

"Angela is awesome and very personable. Her background as a sex therapist really helped."

"The instructor is outstanding, making us feel at ease throughout the entire day."

"Thank you for also giving one-on-one, problem specific advice."

"Her comments talking about what she observes as a therapist were insightful. She has good mastery of the Gottman method concepts."

Please tell us what were the positive highlights for you, and why (workshop evaluation form):

I felt the entire day was a positive step to help our relationship. * Angela is very positive and informative. * The topics were pertinent and well-presented. * Helpful materials, friendly atmosphere. * Clear information presented in a nonjudgmental fashion. * Very wonderful presenter, approachable, knowledgeable of Dr. Gottman’s theories. * Structure of the program, frequent exercises, clarity of process. * Practical, immediately actionable tools. * Really interesting and enjoyable! Learning a lot of great information! * Was good and helpful. * Liked it very much. * Great stuff. * Everything had a great flow. * Gottman videos (hearing his explanations and humor as well when explaining was helpful). Also, just learning about the program itself and the research behind it, very interesting and fascinating.

The Art and Science of Love Workshop as presented by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in Seattle is developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It's grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what marriage ought to be. Here is what you get:

  • Two days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love
  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy
  • Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend


This workshop is designed for ALL couples (every age, ability, and sexual orientation) in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, you will come to a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple. Your presenter is a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT) and is available to support you during one-on-one exercises. For larger workshops (more than seven couples) there will be a co-presenter plus additional CGTs to help you with the exercises.


  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do about them
  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them
  • Keep conflict discussions calm
  • Foster respect, affection, and closeness
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions
  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship


In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains 2 Couples Workbooks, 7 Card Decks, The Gottman Repair Checklist, The Gottman Aftermath of a Fight Booklet and the Sound Relationship House Magnet.

This two day, in-person workshop 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. There is no public disclosure or group work – just individual skill building with your partner.