All Star Team

Our Master Couples Therapists - Click on the name or picture to learn more.

Clinical Psychologist
Licensed in Massachusetts

Dr. Kathy McMahon, President & CEO of Couples Therapy Inc.

Certified Gottman Therapist; AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Diplomate; Certified Sex Educator; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Externship & Core Skills (in progress); Developmental Model; Discernment Counseling.

Dr. K has an active interactional style that is no-nonsense, but sweetened with humor and empathetic engagement. She cares deeply about her couples and works hard to help them, because she holds a deep belief in the value of intimate relationships.

A mother and grandmother, she lives with her husband, Daniel Dashnaw, and her "therapy dog in training" Jack, a Coton de Tulear.  More...

Her schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats fills quickly.  Book early.

Clinical Psychologist &
Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed in Massachusetts

Dr. Maryanna Ham  

Fellow Status: American Psychological Association for Lifetime Achievement

Professor Emeritus and founder of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. A native Californian, Dr. Ham has focused much of her scholarship on diversity issues and counseling, and has co-authored several books addressing counseling with Asian populations and the role of group affiliation and power. Her books are "required reading" for Marriage and Family Therapists throughout the world.

Her Narrative approach is patient, penetrating, and kind.  More...

Her schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.

Clinical Psychologist
Licensed in Texas
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Dr. Vagdevi Meunier 

Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist.

With incredible warmth and charm, Dr. Meunier skillfully brings magic to the couples therapy arena. Described as a "remarkable intellect," her ability to capture multidimensional aspects of complex cases is well-honed.  
She is trilingual (English, Hindi & Tamil)​

She runs a training institute for couples therapists in Austin, Texas.​  More...

Her schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.

Clinical Psychologist
Licensed in Nevada & Maryland

Dr. Scott T. Wolfe 

Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist.

Dr. Wolfe brings maturity and confidence to his work with couples. He conducted research on couples several decades ago, before discovering the work of John Gottman. It was a fortuitous match.

After working for decades outside the US Capital (Washington, D.C.) in Maryland, he's now enjoying the comforting warmth of Las Vegas winters. 

He practices in Henderson, Nevada with his wife Peggy, also a psychotherapist. More...

His schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.

**Gottman Master Trainers offer advanced training to psychotherapists in this science-based model. There are only six Master Trainers Worldwide, in addition to the Gottmans, themselves.​


Certified Couples Therapists - Advanced Practitioners

Higher Diploma in Counselling (Hon)
Licensed in Ireland
"Fly Me" Therapist*​:  Europe & USA

Nancy St. John

Mentorship and Certified Developmental Model, Discernment; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Advanced Training); Certified Imago Therapist; Certified Discernment Counseling Specialist.

Nancy is a life-long learner in couples therapy, as her multiple certifications and achievements indicate.  While an incredibly humble, generous and kind human being, she's a powerhouse in the therapy room.

Born in Chicago, Nancy grew up in Ireland, where she practices today.

She's also a wife and busy grandmother.  More...


Licensed Clinical Social Worker -
MD,  DC, FL, & Hawaii
Retreats held in Germantown, MD & Hawaii​
"Fly Me" Therapist*​

Angela Vogele, M.S.W.

Certified Gottman Therapist; AASECT Board-certified Sex Therapist; Certified Discernment Counseling Specialist; Divorce Mediation.
Angela is a trilingual therapist (Fluent in German, English & Conversational French) who bring a “Joie de vivre” to her couples therapy practice. Angela has lived and worked in Germany, France, Samoa, and mainland China, as well as at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, DC.  
Angela lives in Germantown, Maryland with her long-term partner, Bob.  More...
Angela is a therapist in high demand, given her warm and engaging style. Book early.

Clinical Social Worker,
Licensed in Colorado
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

YY Wei, MSW 

Gottman  Levels I, II & III (certification track); Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship; Certified Discernment Counseling; Certification in Interpersonal Trauma; Certified Grief Recovery Specialist; Substance Abuse; Clinical Supervisor: The Gender Identity Center of Colorado; Sex Therapist (AASECT certification track); Certified EMDR Therapist; EMDR Consultant (in training); Internal Family Systems Therapist (Level I & II); Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Therapist (Level I) Developmental Model (Level I).

YY's enthusiasm for working with couples is contagious. "Once I realized the tricks to making and keeping relationships healthy, fun, connected, and loving, I wanted to share them with as many people as I could." Her style of working with clients is to "empower them to be their authentic selves in their relationship and more compassionate with their partners."  She's engaged to be married to her long-term partner, James.

A native of Mainland China, she's quadrilingual in Mandarin, English, Cantonese,  and Conversational Italian.  More...

Clinical Psychologist,
Licensed in Indiana

Dr. Adam Smithey

Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist

Dr. Smithey works with all marriages, but he has a particular interest in working with those who have suffered from affairs.

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Associate Couples Therapists

Associates have formal training in at least two approaches to couples therapy. One must be evidence-based.
Clinical Psychologist,
Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed in Massachusetts
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Dr. Patricia Gorman

Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Externship & Core Skills); Gottman Levels I & II; Clinical Fellow & Supervisor,  AAMFT; Discernment Counseling (in progress).

Dr. Gorman has directed Marriage and Family Therapy Programs in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  She's exceptionally well-trained as a diagnostician & systems thinker. While she's completed several levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, she's finishing her certification in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, which better suits her philosophy about couples. Quoting Sue Johnson: “Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us.” She's also a dancer:

"I love to dance, and my favorite is the Argentine Tango. Learning to dance the tango has provided some of my best training as a therapist."  More


Marriage and Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed

Daniel Dashnaw, M.S., M.A., MFT

Gottman  Levels I, II & III; Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship & Core Skills (in progress); Discernment Counseling; Developmental Model Training.

Daniel came to couples therapy after an academic focus on Labor Studies, and a passion for starting and running his own business. He has a soft spot in his heart for entrepreneurs, being one. He also specializes in working with couples suffering the impacts of the "pervasive traumas" of life: childhood sexual abuse, car accidents, physical and domestic violence, family alcoholism, serious illness, a sudden death of a loved one, and sudden job loss.  

Daniel is a self-confessed bibliophile, and Editor of our Blog. He also is one of two Intake Coordinators (telephone).  He's married to Dr. K., President of Couples Therapy Inc.  More...


Clinical Psychologist
Licensed in Puerto Rico & FL (provisional) 
Practices in Miami Florida
"Fly Me"* to Puerto Rico

Dr. Heide Rodriguez-Ubinas 

Gottman Levels I, II & III (certification track); Clinical Traumatology; eMETT 3.0 Training, Expert Level.

Dr. Rodriguez-Ubinas is bilingual (Spanish & English) and grew up in both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In the late 1990's she completed her MA in Counseling in Chicago. She's has worked with U.S. military families and couples in both Puerto Rico and Stateside. These days she splits her time between Old San Juan and Miami, Florida with her husband and baby girl.
She's also volunteered at a community program, helping new parents adjust to their new parental roles.

While working for years as a school psychologist, she realized how important the parents’ relationship is to the emotional wellbeing of their children. As Gottman states, “The best gift you can give to your child, is a good marital relationship.”  More...


Mental Health Counselor
Licensed in Florida Texas (pending)
Practices in Sarasota / Austin
"Fly Me" Therapist*​

Jennifer Elkins, MA  

Gottman I & II.  Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Externship; Specializes in treating Attention Deficit Disorder in relationships.

Jennifer strives for perfection, and holds herself to the highest level of achievement in whatever she does, from academics, to hobbies, athletics, art or music.  As a result, she achieves remarkable things. Her focus now is taking the lessons she's learned in her own marriage and sharing them with others.

"Embracing, instead of resisting my ADHD allowed me to recognize and celebrate my full potential as an individual, a partner, and a therapist. This discovery helped me reconnect with my creative spirit. I draw from my own experiences to support couples as they reestablish lost connections and flourish as individuals. It’s a mirror of how I reconnected with my husband."
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She'll be transitioning her practice from Sarasota to Austin in May 2017.

Affiliate Couples Therapists

Affilitates have formal training in the evidence-based Gottman approach to couples therapy.

Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in California
Practices in Marin County
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Ronald (Max) Yusim, LCSW 

Gottman Levels I, II; Sex, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Specialist

Max has particular expertise working with couples impacted by alcohol, drug, sex addiction, and adult children of alcoholics. This expertise comes not just from his 30+ years as a therapist, but his own personal journey:

"Twenty-four years ago, when I married my wife, I gradually began to change from a caring husband to a bitter, lousy partner. Rather than taking responsibility for my actions, I focused single-mindedly on my wife’s selfishness as the reason our marriage was failing. I was, of course, deluding myself..."

Max is a man who believes that FEAR stands for: False Evidence Appearing Real. His struggles with addictions has made him a profoundly different man with deep connections with his children, partner, and dear friends. He's also a great couples therapist and avid tennis player.  More...


Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed in Texas
Practices in Houston

Marisa Mundey, LMFT 

Gottman Levels I & II. Specializes in treating anxiety & depression in couples.

Marisa has a remarkably irresistible personality. She has found her calling working with relationships that are impacted by anxiety and depression.

 She writes:

"I love the challenge when I encounter a giant wall of negativity, doom and gloom in a client and have to find a way to engage him/her in the work... Couples who come to me for help often feel despair, anger, and feel stuck, unable to contemplate a happier future..."

Having worked for the famous Harlene Anderson of the Narrative Therapy tradition, she brings an ability to say things that "aren't fun" to people in a gentle way.

She grows fruits and herbs on her property with her husband and children and exercises religiously.  More...


Marriage and Family Therapist
Pre-Licensed in California (Los Angeles)
 & Virginia
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Jenny Fang, M.S. 

Gottman Levels I & II; Prepare-Enrich Inventory Counselor Certification;  FT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Certified Therapist; EMDR Basic Training.

Born in Taiwan, China, Jenny grew up in Vancouver, BC., and later moved to Los Angeles, California, where she lives today. She's lived in six different countries and countless cities, often traveling alone with a tiny valise.  

She quadrilingual (English, Mandarin, proficient in Japanese, conversational in Taiwanese) and she's been known to watch Korean soap operas in Korean "just to keep sharp..."

She's been a chaplain resident, grammar school teacher, graduate teaching instructor, and MFT delegate to China. She's also completed nearly all of her coursework toward a Ph.D. in MFT, and for the past decade, her passion is helping couples heal.  More...


On Leave

Clinical Social Worker
Licensed in Georgia & Colorado
Practices in Atlanta
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Alisha Powell, LCSW 

Gottman Levels I & II.

Alisha managed 12 hospital crisis centers with one computer and an online hook-up. They replaced her with two people when she left.

In addition to her practical experience, she's taken classes in various modalities related to couples therapy that included motivational interviewing, sex therapy, multi-problem families, and substance abuse. Through this program she gained a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology.

She's the oldest of four children, and have parents married for over 30 years.  She also loves her dog, Sam, a Jack Russell Terrier, who has been her constant companion for the past decade.​  More...

She enjoys travel and is currently on assignment in California.  She will return to Atlanta in March of 2017.​ 

Clinical Psychologist
Licensed in Texas
Practices in Houston

Dr. Connie Veazey 

Gottman Levels I & II; Cognitive-Behavioral Couples Counseling.  Specializing in couples with chronic illness and PTSD.  Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Veasey has had a distinguished academic career. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She now is at Fielding Graduate University.

She is a busy wife and mother, in addition to her supervisory and teaching responsibilities but ""Working with couples in therapy has been one of the highlights of my clinical and academic work..."  More...

*"Fly Me" Therapists can be flown to the location of your choice. Additional fees apply.  Talk to us for more information.


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