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Gottman Method Marriage Workshop - Las Vegas

Making Marriage Work Workshop

with Dr. Happiness

Your Ticket to a Happy Marriage in 30 Days... Even if D'Arcy is Booked Months in Advance


You're ready to improve your relationship NOW,
but you have 1 (or more) of these problems…

You Need an Expert

Attempts to solve your relationship issues on your own haven't gone so well. (Yikes!)

You Need the Best

Your marriage is too valuable to risk on a therapist who doesn't have great success rates.

You Need Help Now

D'Arcy's calendar is booked full, and you don't want to wait weeks or months to start.

You Need a Tune Up

You’re looking for a class to re-boot your love life or prepare for marriage.

I Understand
D'Arcy Vanderpool, marriage and family therapist in Las Vegas

D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Hi, I'm D'Arcy Vanderpool.

When I announced my Accelerated Couples Therapy programs and retreats in 2020 during the pandemic, my appointment calendar filled up in just 6 weeks.

In the last 6 months, I’ve had to turn away 20+ couples every month because my calendar is booked solid.
(Even my previous clients who want to return have had to wait before I could squeeze them into my schedule.)

What to Do?

I tried...
But at 70+ years of age, I couldn't keep working the long hours I did 20 or 30 years ago.

I Needed a Way to Help Couples Get Started on Their Journey to a Happy Marriage WHILE They Waited to Begin Couples Therapy with Me.

I also wanted this new program to work for all kinds of couples:
Couples contemplating engagement

Head-over-heels in love and thinking about making it forever.

Pre-marital couples

You're completely in love and want to keep it that way​ after the wedding.

Committed couples living together

Emotionally committed couples trying to navigate conflicts and issues

Couples who have been married for decades

Create the connection, peace, and intimacy you once had

Couples who want to have a happy marriage for years to come…

Because this workshop is just the beginning of your "happily ever after."

I decided to combine the BEST methods I knew with a PROVEN format that works…

Gottman Method Therapy

Works for Almost Everyone
A science-based method proven effective through four decades of research and clinical trials with a 70-90% success rate.

Accelerated Couples Therapy

& Positive Psychology
My in-depth method for quickly identifying relationship "hot spots." Long-term couples therapy clients see a 96% success rate.

Small Group Workshops

Leverage My Calendar
Small, intimate workshops fit into an enrichment model that many couples are familiar with and may be less intimidating than private couples therapy.
Making Marriage Work Workshop Ticket

Making Marriage Work is a live workshop series that helps couples dramatically enrich their relationship in 30 days without 1:1 counseling.

Perfect for committed couples in long-term relationships.
The Making Marriage Work Workshop with Dr. Happiness is based on the 40 years of research by John GottmanAND- D’Arcy’s 45 years of helping couples create more happiness in their relationships.

Workshop Schedule

What's Included

Introduction to Marriage Enhancement & Emotional Connection

In this workshop, you’ll learn how your current thinking and behavior patterns were developed during childhood and your maturation. I’ll help you discover which of these are enriching an emotional connection with your partner and which are sabotaging your relationship. We’ll focus on creating a relationship savings account of positive connections.
What We'll Work On:

Communication Skills

In this workshop, couples learn how to communicate what they want without escalating conflict. You’ll understand your partner’s perspective even if you disagree. I’ll give you easy to use tips and sentence starters that facilitate cooperation and understanding so you can both feel heard and valued.
What We'll Work On:

Managing Conflict

Most conflicts are not solvable; most require understanding, acceptance and cooperation. Some require successful compromise. Still others require you to discover hidden dreams and desires. Couples learn to distinguish the difference and support each other in conversation.
What We'll Work On:

The Affirming Relationship

In this workshop, couples learn how to master loving conversations and emotional connections, including various forms of intimacy and sexual intimacy. I’ll walk you through several future planning exercises and future activities while helping you determine if private couples therapy would be a good next-step for your relationship
What We'll Work On:
You'll walk away with enhanced relationship and communication skills that enable you to have a Happy Marriage now and for years to come.

You Also Get These Fabulous Bonuses

John Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Book

Bonus #1

Book: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

Book by John M Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver.

In this book, couples learn new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Based on John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples, this book provides the basis for the Making Marriage Work Workshop and offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.

John Gottman Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Workshop Couples Guide image

Bonus #2

2 Guides: The Seven Principles Couples Guide

By John M Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver

The Making Marriage Work Couples Guide helps couples complete the class assignments from the “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” book. The guide is packed full of practical questionnaires and exercises to help couples deepen their foundation of friendship, successfully manage conflict, honor one another’s dreams, and create shared meaning in their life.

Create Your Affirming Relatonship Workbook image by D'Arcy Vanderpool, MFT

Bonus #3

2 Workbooks: Creating Your Affirming Relationship Workbook

By D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC​

This workbook takes the Gottman Method to the next level with additional guides, tools, and skills to help couples transform themselves and their relationship. Based on Accelerated Couples Therapy, positive psychology, and D’Arcy’s 45 years experience working with couples, this workbook will help couples enhance their relationship with advanced personal development techniques and skills that you don’t find in the typical marriage retreat.

Gottman Love Map Card Deck image

Bonus #4

Love Map Card Deck & Open-ended Questions Card Deck

By The Gottman Institute

These cards enable partners to connect emotionally, and increase intimacy and understanding in a fun, gentle way.

Gottman Cards app on iPad image

Bonus #5

Gottman Card Decks app for smart phones and tablets

By The Gottman Institute

This fun app includes 14 card decks and offers helpful questions, statements, and ideas for improving your relationship. Available for iOS and Android devices.

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Bonus #6

The Gottman Relationship Checkup Assessment

By The Gottman Institute

Leave the workshop series knowing what relationship issues to tackle next. Couples complete the online assessment before the last class and receive a brief list of things to do after the workshop based on Gottman’s Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work book. They may also schedule a separate private session with D’Arcy to discuss details of their report and ongoing couple therapy. (Extra Session is $200 and not included in workshop registration fee.)

Making Marriage Work Workshop

with Dr. Happiness
Making Marriage Work is a LIVE, 4-class In-person Workshop Series that Helps Couples Dramatically Enrich Their Relationship in 30 Days without 1:1 Counseling.
Making Marriage Work Workshop Ticket
Making Marriage Work Workshop Materials

Four in-person, weekly classes...

And these bonuses...

(Total Value $1,963)
Regular Price - Only $1495.00

Today's Price - Only $995.00

Private Group Workshops Available

The Making Marriage Work Workshops can also be designed and scheduled for churches, synagogues, and other organizations.

Call D’Arcy at 1-702-242-4222 for more information.

William & Susie


Here is an example of the amazing results couples have achieved with Accelerated Couples Therapy in the Making Marriage Work Workshop with Dr. Happiness. (Names and specifics have been changed to protect individual privacy.)

Will and Susie were retired early, after an extremely successful law related business and 25 years of marriage. But they were very distant and used to arguing with daily battles and little feeling of intimacy and kindness. She was critical, and he was withdrawn. Both were angry, bitter, and hopeless.
After three classes of The Making Marriage Work Workshop, they were feeling friendly, complimenting each other, and learning how to listen and summarize each other’s perspective on previously arguable topics. He struggled a bit with summarizing and she with “I” statements, but they were laughing and wanting to talk about solving their lack of sexual intimacy issues. Their children were pointing out to them how they were getting along better and encouraging them to continue with the classes.
They were having the very best of conversations, felt like a team, and were having happy and enjoyable sex by class #4. At the end of the class, they felt they had changed their relationship from a war to a loving marriage. They were  feeling open and excited to be with each other, and were recapturing the feelings of intimacy and love that were flourishing early in their relationship. They said they were happy to have created their affirming relationship, and they’ve referred several friends to the program! They decided to do a few sessions of marriage counseling after the workshop, giving them experience with mastery and ensuring their childhood patterns were managed successfully.
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My promise to you is to go above and beyond to give you an exceptional experience, providing you with the benefits of my wisdom, specialized training, and 40+ years experience helping couples have a happy marriage.
This workshop is for committed couples who are serious about wanting to improve their relationship and have a happy marriage. Your success will depend entirely on you and your partner’s own effort, motivation, commitment and follow-through. To protect the integrity of this small-group workshop by leaving no room for those who are not committed to doing the work and showing up for classes, there is NO money-back guarantee.
D'Arcy Vanderpool, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Las Vegas, NV

D’Arcy Vanderpool, MA, MFT, PCC
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Gottman Certified Seven Principles Leader Badge for Making Marriage Work Workshop - D'Arcy Vanderpool
D'Arcy is a Gottman Certified Leader of the Making Marriage Work Couples Program & member of the Gottman Referral Network.

Dr. Happiness

About D'Arcy Vanderpool

D’Arcy Vanderpool is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified coach, best-selling author, and nationally recognized relationship expert featured on radio and television. She’s helped thousands of couples over the last 40 years find love and happiness again.

She’s dedicated her career to developing the skills necessary to help couples save their relationships fast. Using Accelerated Couples Therapy, her clients can accomplish months of therapy in just a few days.

Her 90% success rate makes her an in-demand therapist for celebrity and high-profile professionals. And her clients have flown into Las Vegas to work with her from all over the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

Gottman Certified Seven Principles Leader Badge for Making Marriage Work Workshop - D'Arcy Vanderpool
D'Arcy is a Gottman Certified Leader of the Making Marriage Work Couples Program & member of the Gottman Referral Network.

Since 1975, clients have benefited from her experience, wisdom, humor, and especially her positive take on life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a live, in-person workshop and requires the attendance of both parties for the couple to get the most out of the program. If you know you can’t attend all the classes, please choose a different Workshop date that works better for you.

Please contact me at 1-702-242-4222 for a free 15 minute consultation if you have any questions about whether the workshop will be a good fit for you. This workshop assumes that you and your spouse/partner will participate in all the couples exercises and assignments.

This is a small group workshop or psychoeducational class with up to six couples so there isn’t any 1:1 counseling. This is a skill-based class rather than counseling. However, there will be plenty of Q&A time available during the 4 classes you attend.

Privacy is very important to me, as it is for you. Participants will not share their personal problems in front of others. Couples only share the exercises with their partner, and nothing is shared in the group setting.

You should have about 15-20 minutes a day – or 2 hours a week – for homework. You need the time to practice the different skills to improve your connection and communication. If you don’t have that much time you should reconsider taking the class or sign up at a time you can do the homework.

Please contact me at 1-702-242-4222 for a free 15 minute consultation if you have any questions about whether the workshop will be a good fit for you.

The Making Marriage Work Workshop with Dr. Happiness is appropriate for couples contemplating engagement, for pre-marital couples, for couples living together, and for couples who have been together or married for decades and want to enhance their connection and communication.

Psychoeducational classes or workshops like this are not appropriate for all couples, including those with severe relationship distress, significant emotional or physical abuse, serious emotional or mental health problems, relationships where one or both partners are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol, and relationships with serious compulsive behavior with gaming, sexual acting out, and other disruptive behaviors.

Refunds and rescheduling are made available in cases of emergency as follows:

Workshop attendees may receive a refund before class #2 for the registration price LESS a $350.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be provided after class #2.

Workshop registration may be transferred to another workshop date within 1 year of the initial registration. However, transfer must be requested no later than 2 weeks before start of the workshop you registered for. So if a workshop is to begin on the 17th of the month, the last day to request transfer to a different date is the 2nd of that month.

If someone becomes ill or has a medical emergency, they can transfer to a later workshop where there is an opening and complete the program with that group.

First, this is the only group-type program offered. All other programs are private meetings.

Second, the workshop doesn’t include 1-on-1 couples therapy, which would only be possible in a private setting.

Third, the focus is to jump start a couple’s journey to having a happy marriage by giving them essential skills.

Fourth, it’s often the fastest way to get started working personally with D’Arcy.

Yes. I offer free 15 minute consultations. You can contact me at 1-702-242-4222. I also offer a 90-minute, New Beginning Sessions for new clients; learn more here: https://drhappiness.com/marriage-counseling


Workshops are limited to only 6 couples, and THEY WILL FILL QUICKLY.

Accelerated Couples Therapy + Gottman Method

Making Marriage Work Workshop is perfect for committed couples in long-term relationships who want to...

Work Personally with D'Arcy

Skip to the front of the line and work with D'Arcy - in an exclusive, small-group setting - when her calendar is booked months in advance.

Get Immediate Relationship Help

Couples can receive guidance and develop relationship skills while waiting to begin their marriage counseling, for whatever reason.

Go Beyond the Gottman Method

John Gottman’s work has been proven 70-90% successful. And D'Arcy's success rate is 96% with couples in long-term therapy.

Start Pre-marital Counseling

It's a great opportunity for pre-marital couples to learn skills that can enrich their relationship through a lifetime together.

Get the Attention and Focus Your Relationship Needs... in Just a Few Hours a Week

happy couple on couch with laptop image

Making Marriage Work Workshop

with Dr. Happiness
Making Marriage Work is a LIVE, 4-class In-person Workshop Series that Helps Couples Dramatically Enrich Their Relationship in 30 Days without 1:1 Counseling.
Making Marriage Work Workshop Ticket
Making Marriage Work Workshop Materials

Four in-person, weekly classes...

And these bonuses...

(Total Value $1,963)
Regular Price - Only $1495.00

Today's Price - Only $995.00

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