About

Professional Training in Couples Therapy

Develop your therapy skills, confidence, and understanding about couples to…

  • Motivate and inspire couples to make changes

  • Address trauma issues that derail interventions

  • Integrate attachment theories with behavioral couples therapy

  • Get training to work with high-conflict couples

  • Position your services as a priority to the couple

  • Get couples to do the homework you suggest

Therapy actually begins the first moment a potential couple interacts with your business. Having built several multi-six-figure couples therapy practices we can help you…

  • Develop your brand and messaging to attract ideal clients to your practice

  • Stop doing session after session, trading hours for dollars forever

  • Create multiple offers/products, beyond weekly therapy, in order to appeal your business to clients at various price points

  • Discover a system to have your potential audience teach you how to market to them

  • Position yourself as an authority in your community to command higher fees

  • Help more couples while creating your own healthy work-life balance

Our Story…

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.

Alapaki and Sam

“I’ve been to a lot of training where you learn theory and ideas, but what I really received here was a concrete plan for implementation. I know exactly what to do this coming weekend to develop my business, and the weekend after that, and onward.”

Krista Niles, MFT
Therapist, and Body-Positive Coach