An Internationally Chosen Clinical Team of Couples Therapists


As Couples Therapists, we have all been trained in common issues that couples present including:

  • Problems Communicating
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Low or No Sexual Desire
  • Infidelity or Affairs
  • Chronic or Unsuccessful Fighting
  • In-law Disputes
  • Non-Collaborative Decisionmaking
  • Overfocus on Job, Kids, Friends
  • Emotional Intimacy/Coldness
  • Disparate Spending Habits
  • Anger Issues
  • Divergent Goals
  • Betrayals
  • Lack of Forgiveness
  • Little Fondness & Admiration
  • Hyperfocus on Electronic Devices
  • Selfishness
  • Overall Sense of Dread or Sadness

The "specializations" you read about are just that: issues or problems that the Couples Therapist has studied in greater depth. Read more below about each of our specializations.

We provide couples therapy services in these USA states:

AZ, CA (SF/LA), CO, D.C.FL, GA, HI, ID, PR, MA, MD, MT, NV, TX, UT, WA.  

To see our International Therapists page down or use these links: Ireland, South Africa, and Australia.

"Fly Me" therapist may be available in other states & nations as well, depending upon licensing laws.


About "Masters," "Associates," and "Affiliates"

We have Master, Associate, and Affiliate Therapists on our team. "Masters" have thirty or more years of experience as Couples Therapists. "Associates" are well-trained seasoned professionals, many of whom are certified by agencies in science-based couples therapy. They have been trained in two or more models. Our "Affiliates" can have a lot of experience, and all have at least two levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and a basic foundation in a systems approach to helping couples. But they must have two different approaches to couples before they attain the "Associate" rank. 

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Our Master Couples Therapists  
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Couples Retreat Location:
The Foothills of the Berkshires
Western MA
Miami Retreats in Jan-Mar 2018

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

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Massachusetts, Florida, & California.
Certified Gottman Therapist; AASECT Certified Sex Therapy Diplomate; Certified Sex Educator; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Externship & Core Skills; 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, who joins her at every retreat.  More...

Her schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats fill quickly. Book early.
Couples Retreat Location:  
Northampton, MA.

Dr. Maryanna Ham

Clinical Psychologist & Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed in Massachusetts.
Narrative Therapy; Fellow Status: American Psychological Association for Lifetime Achievement

A native Californian, Dr. Ham served as Professor Emeritus and founder of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her capacity to patiently and empathetically help couples face into the heart of the matter is well known. She's co-authored several books and countless articles. They are "required reading" for Marriage and Family Therapists throughout the world.   More...

Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.
Couples Retreat Location: Austin, TX.
"Fly Me" Therapist*
English, Hindi & Tamil

Dr. Vagdevi Meunier 

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Texas.
Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist; Sexuality trainer.

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 a wife and mother of two, and lives in Austin with her husband.

She runs a training institute for couples therapists and The Art & Science of Love workshops in Austin, Texas.  More...

Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.
Couples Retreat Location: Las Vegas, NV.
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Dr. Scott T. Wolfe 

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Nevada, & Maryland.
Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist; Externship, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

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 decades of raising his family and practicing 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. He also offers the Art & Science of Love workshops. More...

Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.
Couples Retreat Location: Missoula, MN.
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Rev. James Ramsey, MA, M. Div., MFT   New!

Clinical Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed in Montana.
Certified Gottman Therapist (2007); Consultant & Workshop Leader, United States Air Force

Rev. Jim is thrice ordained who has been helping couples ever since he started his ministry 49-years ago. He has served in a variety of roles from San Diego, CA to Missoula, MN. Jim has presented Level I workshops for the Gottman Institute to professionals, a Presenter for the Art and Science of Love, and several other psychoeducational programs. He's a husband, father grandfather, and avid outdoorsman. 

"Anyone who really gets things done could be described as having a "magnificent obsession." Having devoted their lives to something that's truly meaningful, they don't allow themselves to be distracted by anything.  I devote my life to helping people to come alive spiritually and relationally."   More...

Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.

**Gottman Master Trainers offer advanced training to psychotherapists in this science-based model. They are part of an exclusive group of Master Trainers to the Gottman Institute worldwide. We are fortunate to have these early pioneers in CTI.

Associate Couples Therapists

Associates have formal training in at least two approaches to couples therapy. One must be evidence-based.
Couples Retreat
Location: Germantown, MD
Languages: German, English,
conversational French
"Fly Me" Therapist*
Licensed Clinical Social Worker -MD,  DC, FL, & Hawaii.
Certified Gottman Therapist; AASECT Board-certified Sex Therapist; Certified Discernment Counseling Specialist; Divorce Mediation.

Angela is brings a “Joie de vivre” to her couples therapy practice. She has lived and worked in Germany, France, Samoa, and mainland China, as well as at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, DC.  She runs the Art & Science of Love workshops. A mother of three, Angela lives in Germantown, Maryland with her long-term partner, Bob.  She also runs the Art & Science of Love Workshops More...

Angela is a therapist in high demand, given her warm and engaging style. Book early.
Couples Retreat Location:
Boca Raton, FL

​Dr. Marni Feuerman, MSW, MFT, Psy.D.  New!!!

Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in Florida.
Certified Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapist, EFT Supervisor Candidate, Gottman Level I & II (in progress); Certified Discernment Counseling; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; 

Dr. Marni is a force, driven to excellence and as a result she's complete many graduate degrees over her career. Her passion is helping marriages succeed. Dr. Feuerman is not only a certified EFT Couples Therapist (one of the two evidence-based treatment models out there...) but also a Discernment Counselor. A prolific writer, she's been a blogger for the Gottman Institute among many others. She's married with twin girls and two cute rescue pups. She runs the Hold Me Tight Workshops.

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Couples Retreat Location:
Amherst, MA.
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Dr. Patricia Gorman

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

Dr. Gorman is an exceptionally well-trained psychologist. She has also directed a Marriage and Family Therapy Program in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. A mother of two daughters, Dr. Gorman specializes in helping couples with extended family stressors, infertility & adoption. She also dances the Argentine Tango.  Quoting Sue Johnson: “Love has an immense ability to help heal the devastating wounds that life sometimes deals us.” 

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Couples Retreat Location:
foothills of the Berkshires,
Western MA

Daniel Dashnaw, MS, MA, MFT 

Marriage and Family Therapist, Pre-Licensed.
Gottman  Levels I, II & III; Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship & Core Skills; 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, himself. He specializes in working with couples suffering the impacts of the "pervasive traumas."  Daniel is a self-confessed bibliophile, and Editor of our Blog. He also is one of two Intake Coordinators (telephone). His ebook: "Infidelity: How You Can Heal & Move On" is coming out shortly. He's married to Dr. K., President of Couples Therapy Inc.  More...

Couples Retreat is held in
Los Angeles, CA
Languages: English, Mandarin,
proficient in Japanese,
conversational in Taiwanese).
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Jenny Fang, M.S. 

Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered as an MFT Intern in California (Los Angeles)
 & Virginia.
Gottman Levels I & II; The Developmental Model Training; Prepare-Enrich Inventory Counselor Certification;  FT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Certified Therapist; EMDR Basic Training.

Jenny loves to work with couples and has extensively trained with Dr. K.  She's spent a decade helping troubled couples and all coursework toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy. She's been a chaplain resident, graduate teaching instructor, and MFT delegate to China. Her ebook:  "Incorporating Spirituality Approaches into Healing in Psychotherapy is due out soon. Born in Taiwan, China, Jenny grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and later moved to Los Angeles, California, where she lives today. More...

Couples Retreat Location:
Austin, TX
Languages: English & Spanish
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Jennifer Elkins, MA  

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed in Florida & Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor
Gottman I & II.  Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Externship; Specializes in treating Attention Deficit Disorder in relationships.

Jennifer enjoys her life as only a native Texan can: with hearty gusto. It propels her high achievement, in academics, athletics, art and music. She achieves remarkable things. She's lost both parents recently, her mother to early-onset dementia. Discussing the heartache she's survived in her own life, she says: "It's helped me reconnect with my creative spirit." We eagerly await her soon to be released ebook on ADHD in Marriage.
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Couples Retreat Location:
Blaine, Washington
(bordering Vancouver,
British Columbia)
"Fly Me" Therapist* to
Idaho, Utah, Colorado.

Jennifer Sue Taylor , MS, LMFT NEW!!!

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed in Washington State, Utah, Idaho & Colorado 
Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy Externship & Core Skills; Gottman Method Couples Therapy I & II (in progress) Specializes in treating Military Families; Trauma; Grief.

With over 20 years of experience (including 3 years in a PhD program at BYU) helping couples create "safe havens" of retreat, Jennifer has worked with a wide variety of behavioral health concerns. She's also worked online helping families of active duty service members and retirees. She's located 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport on gorgeous Blaine located between beautiful Cascade Range and the magnificent Puget Sound.
More...coming soon!!!

Affiliate Couples Therapists

Affiliates have formal training (at least Levels I & II) in the evidence-based Gottman approach to couples therapy as well as other systemic approaches to helping couples and families.

Couples Retreat Location:
Atlanta, GA
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Alisha Powell, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in Georgia, Massachusetts, & Colorado.
Gottman Levels I & II; Doctoral Degree in Social Psychology Pending (ABD)

Alisha managed 12 hospital crisis centers with one computer and an online hook-up. They replaced her with two people when she left. She's trained in motivational interviewing, sex therapy, multi-problem families, and substance abuse. She has a postgraduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology.

Her constant companion is Sam, a Jack Russell Terrier, who has been with her for the past decade.  More...

Couples Retreat Location:
Houston, TX

Marisa Mundey, LMFT 

Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed in Texas.
Gottman Levels I & II. Specializes in treating anxiety & depression in couples.

Marisa has a truly irresistible personality. She has found her calling in helping relationships impacted by anxiety and depression. She's trained with the famous Harlene Anderson of the Narrative Therapy tradition. She grows fruits and herbs on her property with her husband and children and exercises religiously.

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Couples Retreat Location: 
Bay Area, CA
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Ronald (Max) Yusim, LCSW 

Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in California.
Gottman Levels I, II; Sex, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Specialist, Discernment Counseling (in progress).

Max has over 30 years of expertise as a therapist. He trained at the prestigious Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, and has particular expertise working with couples impacted by sex addiction, drug or alcohol problems, and adult children of alcoholics.  He understands how to deepen emotional connections once a person is clean and sober. Originally a New Yorker, he's an avid tennis player, and father of a college-aged daughter.  More...

Our International Couples Therapists

Associates

Couples Retreat Location:
outside Dublin, Ireland.
"Fly Me" Therapist*:
Europe & USA

Nancy St. John, HDip

Higher Diploma in Counselling (Hon)., Licensed in Ireland.
Mentorship and Certified Developmental Model; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (Advanced Training); Certified Imago Therapist; Certified Discernment Counseling Specialist.

Nancy is a lifelong 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 and trains therapists in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy in Europe.  More...

Affiliates

Couples Retreat Location:
Tweed Shire, NSW, Australia
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Jack O'Leary, MA, HDip

Higher Diploma in Counselling, MA in Music Therapy (Honours), Australia.
Gottman Levels I & II. Specializes in treating men's issues.

Jack wears many hats including Coordinator of Family and Relationships Services at The Family Centre in New South Wales, AU and Managing Director of a Music Therapy program. He is a man dedicated to helping couples succeed at the difficult job of loving well. His many volunteer activities include activities with the Red Cross Youth Services; an AIDS Hospice Volunteer Worker, and internationally participated in mission work with children in Colombia and Kenya as a support worker in an orphanage.  A husband & father of three small children, Jack plays celtic music internationally, and plays both Gaelic football and hurling. More...

Couples Retreat is held in
Hermanus, Western Cape
South Africa
Languages: English, Afrikaans
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Tehilla ("Te-HEEL-a") Luttig  NEW!!!

Registered Counselor with the HPCSA Reg No PRC 0016837.  Pr No 058396  (BA and post BA graduate Honors degree in Social Science- psychology), South Africa.
Gottman Levels I & II.

Tehilla is passionate about helping couples "get their groove back." Originally focusing solely on children, she recognized that a healthy family begins with a healthy, functioning couple. Tehilla was a founding Executive Committee Member of the Association of Registered Counsellors of
South Africa. In addition to Gottman's work, she incorporates EFT, Attachment Theory, Narrative Psychology and Brain-Working Recursive Therapy. The latter she's found helpful with non-medical related infertility problems. When not helping couples Tehilla spends time with her husband and two children, and helps her parents with their safari tours. She comes from two generations of Missionaries and conducts community projects helping schools, children, and holding community workshops. More...

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Couples Retreat Location: 
Puerto Rico
Languages: Spanish & English
"Fly Me"* to Florida

Dr. Heide R. Ubinas  (Hurricane delayed)

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Puerto Rico, & Licensed Provisional Psychologist in Florida.

GOTTMAN LEVEL I, II, III (CERTIFICATION TRACK); CLINICAL TRAUMATOLOGY; eMETT 3.0 TRAINING IN FACIAL RECOGNITION & MICRO-EXPRESSIONS-EXPERT LEVEL, FORMER GRADUATE INSTRUCTOR IN HUMAN SEXUALITY AND FAMILY THERAPY

One of our earliest team members, Dr. Ubinas is a true couples therapist, having 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. Dr. R grew up in both the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and did graduate work in Chicago.  She lives in Puerto Rico with her husband and baby daughter.  More...


Curious about what it's like to be part of our global team at Couples Therapy Inc?


Our Support Staff: Devoted to Our Clients


We offer a no-charge zero obligation phone consultation for couples trying to figure out if we're their next best move. It's the easiest way to have your questions answered quickly and easily. Just pick up the phone. Call Daniel Dashnaw,  or Nancy St John, Our Clinical Intake Coordinators.

You may also use the contact form (below) to request our services or schedule a phone call. We will respond to your message within 24-48 hours.


Intake Coordinators

Daniel Dashnaw
Clinical Intake Coordinator


Daniel is one of our clinician. He'll answers your questions by telephone Wednesday-Sunday. He'll discuss with you whether our brief, time-limited services are a good fit for your relationship issues.

Nicole Alvarez, B.A.
Clinical Intake Coordinator


Nicole is our Intake Coordinator here on Mondays and Tuesdays. She'll answers your questions by telephone. Nicole has a four-year degree in Psychology, and is a native of New Jersey. 

Support Team

Tauseef (Ted) Mohammed, B.A. Manager of Operations


Ted is your liaison in scheduling your preferred weekend with our clinician's availability. He'll also provide logistical help in finding the perfect lodging & accommodations, and provide any IT help you may need in getting online. 

Dawn Jamos Accounts Manager & Comptroller


Dawn keeps your accounts. If you have a question about the financial aspect of your service delivery, reach out to Dawn. She also cheerfully traffics the rest of our finances with striking panache.

Jessica Hufnagle, MBA, BA
Exec. Assist. to the President



Jessica is our newest support person, doing special projects and "behind the scenes" collaboration to keep this organization running smoothly. Her latest project is our ebook series for couples.

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