An Internationally Chosen Clinical Team of 24 Couples Therapists

We work in the following states: AZ, CA,  CO, DC, FL, GA, HI,  ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MN, MT, NJ, NV, NY, OR, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA and countries:  The Caribbean, Ireland, Australia, South Africa


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

  • Problems Communicating
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Constant fighting
  • Infidelity or Affairs
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    Selfishness
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    Lack of Forgiveness
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    Betrayals
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    Low or No Sexual Desire
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    Little Fondness & Admiration
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    Hyperfocus on Electronic Devices
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    Overall Sense of Dread or Sadness
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    In-law Disputes

About Our Team

We are proud to have a team of couples therapists with demonstrated expertise in science-based couples therapy.  "Masters" have twenty-five to forty years of experience as Couples Therapists. Our entire team is composed of well-trained seasoned professionals, many of whom are certified by training institutes in science-based couples therapy. Most of our team have completed training in at least two different approaches to couples therapy.


Our Master Couples Therapists  - A Quarter Century or More of Experience
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Couples Retreat Location: Boston, MA;
The Foothills of the Berkshires
Western MA; Midtown Miami

Dr. Kathy McMahon

President & CEO of Couples Therapy Inc.
Clinical Psychologist. Licensed in Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, & Texas (provisional).
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:
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.

Dr. Michael McNulty is a Master Gottman Trainer and International Lead Trainer

"Fly Me" Therapist*

Dr. Michael McNulty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Licensed in Illinois.
Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist; Trained with Dan Wile.

Dr. McNulty was chosen to be in the first group of trainers certified and permitted to teach all levels in the Gottman certification program. He has also served as Lead Trainer and Consultant in Sri Lanka receiving five Fulbright Senior Specialists Grant to support lay counselors helping clients affected by war and disaster. Drs. John & Julie Gottman have described Dr. McNulty as:

"...that rare combination of gifted therapist and teacher who possess profound wisdom, deep compassion, and brilliant skill. He is one of the best clinicians we've had the privilege to know...He is a gift to us and hopefully will be to you, too."   Drs. John & Julie Gottman.  More...

Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  Book early.

Couples Retreat Locations:       The Bay Area, California

"Fly Me" Therapist*

Lisa Lund,  CRC, MFT 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Licensed in California.
Master Trainer** for the Gottman Institute; Certified Gottman Therapist; Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.

Lisa teaches all levels in the Gottman certification program, teaches the Art and Science of Love, and is trained in Pre-Marital-Assessment (Prepare/Enrich). She is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFT 33393) and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC 9916) with over 20 years of counseling experience.


More...   Schedule for Intensive Couples Retreats is limited.  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, Gottman Levels I & II.

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, including the soon to be published 3rd Ed. of Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, & Gender in Clinical Practice. 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:
Missoula, MT.
"Fly Me" Therapist*

James W. Ramsey, MA, MFT, LCPC

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

Rev. Jim is a 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, MT. 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.

More Certified Science-based Couples Therapists

Couples Retreat Location: Ashland, Oregon

Stacy Hubbard, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist. Licensed, Oregon.
Certified Gottman Therapist; Gottman Master Trainer; EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Stacy is a Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute, providing graduate-level clinicians training in all three levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She's collaborated with The Gottman Institute, creating what she's called: “The Seven Principles for Singles.” It is focused on helping single people learn the skills and the research behind the method so that they can attain healthy relationships. More...

Couples Retreat Location: Germantown, MD
Languages: German, English,  conversational French
          
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Licensed in Maryland, DC, New Jersey, Virginia, & Hawaii.
Certified Gottman Therapist; AASECT Board-certified Sex Therapist; Certified Discernment Counseling Specialist; Divorce Mediation.

Angela 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.

"Fly Me" Therapist*

Couples Retreat Location:
Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Marni Feuerman, MSW, MFT, Psy.D. 

Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker. Licensed in Florida.
Certified Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapist, EFT Supervisor Candidate, Gottman Level I & II; 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. More...

Advanced Practitioners

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

Dr. Heide R. Ubinas 

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

Advanced Gottman Practitioner (Levels 1-3); Clinical Traumatology; EMTT 3.0 Training - Expert Level in Facial Recognition and Micro-expressions; 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, completed graduate school in Chicago, IL.  She specializes in helping those with trauma. She lives in Puerto Rico with her husband and daughter. Puerto Rico has recovered!  More...

Couples Retreat Location: 
Minneapolis (Chaska), Minnesota
Diane Foy
Clinical Psychologist. Licensed in Minnesota.
Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); the Gottman Method for Treating Trauma and Affairs and The 7 Principles for Making a Marriage Work certification training. Externship; Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Licensed Psychologist in Minnesota.

Diane is a psychologist with 27 years experience working with families and couples. She is a member of the Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Minnesota Psychological Association. She works extensively with people experiencing anxiety and depression and those for whom parenting styles clash.

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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 

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

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

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

Dr. Alisha Powell

Clinical Social Worker. Licensed in Georgia, Massachusetts, Colorado & Washington DC.
Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); Doctoral Degree in Social Psychology 

Dr. Powell 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 has 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:
Mount Pleasant (Charleston), South Carolina
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Kent MacEachern, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Licensed in South Carolina.

Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); Certified Instructor and Training Associate with Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc. for the Couples Communication program; EMDR, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Kent has had nearly 40 years of clinical experience specializing in helping couples. For three decades he has practiced in an intensive couples retreats and psychoeducational format. He has offered help in premarital and marital therapy, discernment counseling, and hopeful spouse work, and has specialized in working with those with trauma, depression, substance abuse, and ADHD.  More...

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, supervision requirements met); 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.”   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.
Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); 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 is passionate about helping couples and achieves remarkable results. You can now purchase her newly released ebook on ADHD in Marriage exclusively through Couples Therapy Inc.   More...

Couples Retreat is held in Costa Mesa, CA
(Orange County)
Languages: English, Mandarin,
proficient in Japanese,
conversational in Taiwanese.
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Jenny Fang, M.S.

Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); The Developmental Model Training; Prepare-Enrich Inventory Counselor Certification;  FT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Certified Therapist; EMDR Basic Training.

Jenny loves to work with couples. She has extensively trained with Dr. K.  She's spent a decade helping troubled couples. 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. She's completed all coursework toward a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy. 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:
Houston, TX

Marisa Mundey, LMFT 

Marriage and Family Therapist. Licensed in Texas.
Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); Developmental Model; 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.   More...

Couples Retreat Location: 
Los Angeles (Beverly Center), CA
Los Angeles County
"Fly Me" Therapist*
Havi Kligfeld, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker. Licensed in California and New York.
Gottman Levels I & II; Four Years at the Ackerman Institute.

Havi completed a Master's degree from Columbia University and a 4-year externship certificate program from the prestigious Ackerman Institute for the Family in Family Therapy. Her years training at Ackerman included live clinical supervision from some of the most renowned psychotherapists in the field. She has recently returned to Los Angeles from Oxford, England.  She is a mother and wife to two daughters. More.

Couples Retreat Location: Boston, MA;
foothills of the Berkshires,
Western MA

Daniel Dashnaw, MS, MA, MFT 

Marriage and Family Therapist. Pre-Licensed, Massachusetts.
Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); Emotionally-Focused Therapy Externship & Core Skills; Discernment Counseling; 12 months of supervised 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 is the editor and lead author of our Blog. He also our Intake Coordinator (telephone). His ebook: "Infidelity: How You Can Heal & Move On" is a guide for couples to recover from the pain of infidelity. He's married to Dr. K., President of Couples Therapy Inc.  More...

Couples Retreat Location: 
Overland Park, Kansas
"Fly Me" Therapist*

Dr. John "Doug" Burford

Licensed Professional Counselor. Licensed in Kansas.

Advanced Training in Gottman  (Levels 1-3); Treating Affairs and Trauma® in Couples Therapy; Leader - The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work® (Gottman Institute program); Co-Educator - Bringing Baby Home® (Gottman Institute program); Facilitator - SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) Assessment; Facilitator & Facilitator Trainer - Prepare/Enrich® Assessment; EMDR Therapist; Certified Spiritual Director; Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson: Attachment-based interventions for couples in crisis

Dr. Burford specializes in relationship counseling, both in premarital and marital guidance. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, he has been a Presbyterian minister and contributor to Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul.  Dr. Burford has been married 30 years and is a father and grandfather.   More...

Our International Couples Therapists

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

Nancy St. John, HDip

Higher Diploma in Counselling (Hon).  Licensed in Ireland.
Gottman (Levels 1-3); 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...

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

Jack O'Leary, MA, HDip

Higher Diploma in Counselling, MA in Music Therapy (Honours). Licensed in 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

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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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 Nicole Alvarez, 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 Coordinator

Daniel Dashnaw
Clinical Intake Coordinator


Daniel is one of our clinicians as well as the phone intake coordinator. He'll answers your questions and discuss with you whether our brief, time-limited services are a good fit for your relationship issues.

Support Team

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, B.A. Psychology. 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          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.

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