I have been teaching, coaching, mentoring and counseling couples for nearly 20 years. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington and a Certified Gottman Therapist (CGT) specializing in evidence based couples therapy based on over 40 years of marital research.

I am the founder and co-host of Marriage Therapy Radio, creator of Your Marriage Masterclass, and the author of the best selling relationship guide The Relationship Alphabet and the Marriage Therapy Journal. My writings and insights have also been featured on the Gottman Relationship Blog, Vanity Fair, Men’s Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The New York Times and the Washington Post.

Finally, I have been happily married to Rebecca for 21 of 23 years – years #8 and 18 were both pretty rough. We live in Seattle with our two daughters (14 & 18). We own a mini-van and most of the silverware we got as wedding presents.