My name is Sam Garanzini, and I help clinicians become expert couples counselors by integrating clinical and business skills using researched-based methods.
My husband, Alapaki Yee, and I are co-founders of the Couples Therapy Training Academy, which delivered training for more than 1000 clinicians over the last eight years, and Gay Couples Institute, which now provides couples therapy to over 250 couples per year across the United States.
I am 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 Couples Therapy Mastermind Group.
In 2017, Alapaki and me, and Drs. John and Julie Gottman published the first and only outcome study of the Gottman Method, which happened to show the Method’s success with gay and lesbian couples.
I’m excited to bring our new virtual mentorship program to you, which offers opportunities to apply the information that did not exist in the live classroom before the pandemic.
I hope to work with you this year while we have this unique opportunity!
Sam Garanzini, LMFT, LPCC & Alapaki Yee, LMFT
Co-founders | Certified Gottman Couples Therapists
Couples Therapy Training Academy