Sam (Salvatore) Garanzini and Alapaki Yee are Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists, and the co-founders of the Gay Couples Institute, which now delivers couples therapy to over 200 couples per year across the United States. Sam is also an adjunct professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco.
Alapaki Yee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has treated several hundred couples in over a decade of clinical practice. He also acts as the Clinical Director for the Advanced Gottman Mastermind Group.
Last year, Sam, Alapaki, and John and Julie Gottman published the first and only outcome study of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which happened to show the success of the Method with gay and lesbian couples.