Does CTI have over 500 years of experience?

In a word…yes. 500 years is a long time. 500 years ago Columbus had just barely sailed the ocean blue.

Five hundred years ago, there was a dancing plague in Strasbourg in which many people died from constant dancing (bet they could have used some couples therapy).

And back then, Leonardo DaVinci was still alive… and was much more interesting than Leonardo Di Caprio is today.

So here’s our proof. For USA therapists, we count the years of Clinical experience from the date of their Master’s Degree (not their Bachelor’s… that would be cheating).

Clinical Experience of the Couples Therapy Inc. Team as of January 21. 2022.

  1. Dr. Kathy McMahon,  Founder, CEO, Certified Gottman, AASECT certified sex therapist.  42 years.
  2. Dr. Michael McNulty, Certified Gottman Trainer & Therapist. 36 years. 
  3. Dr. Scott Wolfe,  Certified Gottman Trainer, Advanced training in EFT. 35 years.
  4. Dr. Maryanna Ham,  Legend in the Field! Lifetime achievement award APA. Level II Gottman.   46 years.
  5. Angela Voegele MSW,  Certified Gottman Therapist, AASECT certified sex therapist. 10 years.
  6. Dr. Heide Rodriguez-Ubinas,  Advanced Training in Gottman. 14 years.
  7. Dr. Patricia Gorman,  Advanced training in EFT, Level II Gottman.  31 years.
  8. Daniel Dashnaw MFT, Advanced Training in Gottman, Advanced Training EFT.  6 years.
  9. Dr. Eliane Herdani Advanced Training in Gottman, 17 years.
  10. Marisa Mundey LMFT, Advanced Training in Gottman.  13 years.
  11. Dr. John “Doug” Burford LPC, Advanced Training in Gottman, Gottman presenter Facilitator – SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) 8 years.
  12. Havi Kligfeld LCSW, Advanced Training in Gottman, trained at the prestigious Ackerman Institute. 25 years.
  13. Diane Foy, Psychologist, Advanced Training in Gottman, 31 Years.
  14. Debbie Woodall-Carroll, Advanced Training in Gottman, 17 Years.
  15. Dr. Renee Del Rio, Psychologist Advanced Training in Gottman, 23 Years.
  16. Tim Donovan, Certified Gottman Therapist, 30 years.
  17. Susanna Guarino, Advanced Training in Gottman, 6 years.
  18. Rebecca Lanier, Certified Gottman therapist, 9 years
  19. Catherine Pfuntner, Advanced Training in Gottman, 12 years.
  20. Beatriz Alaniz, Advanced Training in Gottman, 14 years.
  21. Dr. Alexis Johnson-Nelson, Advanced Training in Gottman, 16 years.
  22. Dr. Carolyn Arnold, Advanced Training in Gottman, 31 years.
  23. Jillyn Kaufman, Levels 1 & 2 Gottman Training, 13 years.
  24. Dr. Paulette Sherman, Advanced Training in Gottman, 22 years.
  25. Dr. Evelyn De Villiers, Advanced Training in Gottman, 21 years
  26. Karen Levine, Advanced Training in Gottman, 11 years
  27. Dr. Nancy Garcia-Ruffin, Advanced Training in Gottman, 24 years
  28. Dr. Daria Chase, Advanced Training in Gottman, 12 years
  29. Dr. Nathaniel Chapman, Advanced Training in Gottman, 12 years
  30. Fiona Herbert, Advanced Training in Gottman, 8 years

International Couples Therapists

Their educational requirements for independent practice are different and don’t require a Master’s Degree to practice at an independent level.

  1. Jack O’Leary HDip,  Gottman level II. 13 years
  2. Jenny Fang MS, Advanced Training in Gottman, CBT Certified  14 years.
  3. Fiona Herbert, Advanced Training in Gottman, 8 years


We’ll do the math for you.

That’s well over 500 years of direct clinical experience.

Pretty amazing if I say so myself.

So there you have it. Don’t be fooled. Experience and training matter.

Couples Therapy Inc. we only do one thing. Science-based couples therapy. and we’ve been doing it for a very long time…