All Star Team

Get to know our Clinical Team practicing from California to the Gold Coast of Australia. Pick from 19 couples therapists devoted to healing lovers worldwide...

Left to right: Dr. Ham, Dr. Meunier, Angela Vogele, Max Yusim, Jenny Fang, Daniel Dashnaw, Dr. McMahon, Dr. Wolfe, Nancy St. John, Alisha Powell, Marisa Mundey, Dr. Rodriguez, Jennifer Elkins & Ted Mohammed at our Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California.
Not present: YY Wei, Dr. Gorman, Rev. James Ramsey, Jack O'leary & Dr. Veazey.

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

Couples Retreat Location: The foothills of the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts

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, Massachusetts.

Dr. Maryanna Ham 

Clinical Psychologist & Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed in Massachusetts.
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 is a true scholar. Her capacity to patiently and empathetically cut to the heart of the matter is well known. A truly gentle soul. She's co-authored several books and countless articles many rejoicing human diversity in counseling. Her books are "required reading" for Marriage and Family Therapists throughout the world. Her Narrative approach helps you put events in context to help you heal.  More...

She has limited availability for Intensive Couples Retreats.  Book early.

Couples Retreat Location: Austin, Texas.
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Dr. Vagdevi Meunier 

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Texas.
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)​, a wife and mother, 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...

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

Couples Retreat Location: outside Las Vegas, Nevada.
"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 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 outside Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife Peggy, also a psychotherapist. He also offers the Art & Science of Love workshops. More...

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

Couples Retreat Location: Missoula, Montana.
"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 in the Southern Baptist, Calvary Chapel and Assembly of God Ministries. During his 49-year ministry, he has served in a variety of roles from San Diego California to Missoula Montana.

Jim has been a Trainer presenting Level I workshops for the Gottman Institute to professionals, a Presenter for the Art and Science of Love, and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, as well as Smart Discipline workshops and Great Marriages seminars. He is also certified as a Domestic Mediator and Biofeedback Technician. He's a husband, father & grandfather.

His 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.

Certified Couples Therapists - Advanced Practitioners

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...

Couples Retreat Location: outside Washington DC.
Languages: German, English, conversational French
"Fly Me" Therapist*​

Angela Vogele, M.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker -MD,  DC, FL, & Hawaii.
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.  She runs the Art & Science of Love workshops.

A mother of three, 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.

Couples Retreat Location: Denver, CO
Languages: Mandarin, English, Cantonese, conversational Italian
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

YY Wei, MSW 

Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in Colorado.
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); Certified Addiction Counselor III

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." She has multiple advanced trainings in couples therapy, specializing in sexuality issues and trauma.  She's engaged to be married to her long-term partner, James.


Associate Couples Therapists

Associates have formal training in at least two approaches to couples therapy. One must be evidence-based.
Couples Retreat Location: Miami, Florida
Languages: Spanish & English
"Fly Me"* to Puerto Rico

Dr. Heide Rodriguez-Ubinas 

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Puerto Rico, & Licensed Provisional Psychologist in Florida.
Gottman Levels I, II & III (certification track); Clinical Traumatology; eMETT 3.0 Training, Expert Level.

One of our earliest team members, Dr. Rodriguez-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 now lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and daughter.  More...

Couples Retreat Location: Amherst, Massachusetts.
"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. 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...the Argentine Tango. It has provided me attunement, making it some of my best training as a therapist."


Couples Retreat Location:foothills of the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts

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" 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).  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 Location: Austin, Texas
Languages: English & Spanish
"Fly Me" Therapist*​

Jennifer Elkins, MA  

Mental Health Counselor, Licensed in Florida & Texas (pending).
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. Discussing the heartache she's survived in her own life, she says:

 "It's 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."

We eagerly await her soon to be released ebook on ADHD in Marriage.

Affiliate Couples Therapists

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

Couples Retreat Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
"Fly Me" Therapist​*

Alisha Powell, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Licensed in Georgia, Massachusetts, & Colorado.
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.

She's trained in motivational interviewing, sex therapy, multi-problem families, and substance abuse. She has a post-graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology.

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

Couples Retreat Location: 
Bay Area, California
"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 particular expertise working with couples impacted by sex addiction, drug or alcohol problems, and adult children of alcoholics. He has over 30 years of expertise as a therapist. He not only understands how to reach people struggling with addictions, but how to deepen emotional connections once a person is clean and sober.

Originally a New Yorker, he's also an avid tennis player, and father of a college-aged daughter.  More...

Couples Retreat Location: Houston, Texas

Marisa Mundey, LMFT 

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

Marisa has an truly irresistible personality. She has found her calling in helping relationships impacted by anxiety and depression.  She writes:

"Couples often feel despair, anger, and stuck, unable to contemplate a happier future...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. "

Having trained with 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.


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

Jack O'Leary, MA, HDip   New!!

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

Jack wears many hats including Managing Director of a Music Therapy program and Coordinator of Family and Relationships Services at The Family Centre in New South Wales, AU. He is a man dedicated to helping couples succeed at the difficult job of loving well.

His many volunteer activities include establishing a community choir; 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.


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

Tehilla ("Te-HEEL-a") Luttig  NEW!       More Coming Soon!

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.

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.

Beautiful Hermanus, South Africa has one of the highest plant diversity levels in the world and is famous for having "Blue Flag" beaches (meeting international standards of environmental safety), Southern right whale watching, and safaris.  It also has some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world.

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.

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Couples Retreat is held in Houston, Texas

Dr. Connie Veazey 

Clinical Psychologist, Licensed in Texas. Practices in Houston.
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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Our Support Staff: Devoted to Educating & Serving 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

Support Team

Daniel Dashnaw
Clinical Intake Coordinator

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

Nancy St John 
Clinical Intake Coordinator

Nancy is a senior  clinician in Europe and intake coordinator here on Mondays and Tuesdays. She'll answers your questions by telephone between 11 am and 8 pm GMT. (7 am - 4 pm EDT)

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.