About Katie

Katie Rössler with Positive Connections

Thank you for checking out the Positive Connections’ site. I hope you enjoy the resources and support you find here to improve your relationships.

My name is Katie Rössler, and it is my mission to help people have thriving relationships and work on being stronger, healthier versions of themselves. I have worked for over 10 years with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of therapy settings. Now, I am taking my expertise and experience and providing it to you!

Isn’t it easier to learn tools you would in a therapist’s office in the comfort of your own home?

As a wife and mom to two little girls, I understand the challenges of finding time and energy to work on your relationships. Finding time to take care of you is tough too. I even created the Chief Household Officer Academy to support more moms like me! I have found, personally and professionally, that when we focus on creating more positive connections in our lives our stress levels decrease and we enjoy life more. Who wouldn’t want that?!

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There is such a benefit to getting good quality support and education at a pace that works for you and in the way you want to receive it. That is why I offer a variety of ways to learn on the Positive Connections website: courses, videos, audios, and in-person events. The beauty is that most of these can be done from the comfort of your own home.

I love connecting with people! Here is where you can find me:

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In our relationship, we have some key indicators that things are not going well. Problem is we either don’t know what those signs are or we ignore them.
There are 4 big warning signs I look for in the couples I see: defensiveness, criticism, contempt, and stonewalling. These are called the 4 Horsemen by Dr. John and Julia Gottman of the @gottmaninstitute. Most clients have an idea what all of them except contempt is.
Contempt is when you treat someone like they are below you, like they are less than you and others. It comes out with comments like “No one in their right mind would do that.” “Even our 2 year old could do this but for some reason you can’t.” It also comes out in our tone of voice, which can sometimes come out like parenting our partner. You know the tone I am talking about. We all know this tone of voice.
So now that you know what contempt is, I want you to watch for it in your relationship. Later I will share how to work on it, but first watch to see if you or your partner shows each other contempt.
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