Therapists and Relationship Coaches who participated
in a 3-year Master Class in Encounter-centered Couples Therapy



Shari Goettel, LCSW
Tuscon, Arizona, United States


Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT
Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
Los Angeles, California USA
I have been passionately helping couples deepen their connection and find their joy for over 24 years. Specializing in premarital counseling, intensives and workshops.

Julie Gallinat
Los Gatos, California, United States

Jami Grich, Ph.D.
San Francisco, CA, USA; Psychologist (License #27285)
I work with couples and individuals to help them rediscover joy, ease and connection in life and relationship. Offering weekly therapy, private intensive sessions, and workshops.

Deborah Leeds
Berkeley, California, United States
925.685.9463 ext. 2

Peggy M. Lucchesi, LPCC
4033 Tilden Lane
Lafayette, California 94549
973 723 1488
I am passionate about guiding couples on the incredibly wonderful adventure of becoming fully alive and totally present with each other, whereby they can co-create the richest possible loving connection and the relationship of their dreams.
I was certified as an Imago Relationship Therapist in 1996. Over the years, I have attended various trainings about couples/marriage counseling with Harville Hendrix, John Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Gary Chapman. In 2008, I was certified as a Kripalu Yoga Teacher, which included meditation and mindfulness practices. In 2014, I completed Hedy Schleifer’s three-year Master Class for Advanced Training in Couples’ Counseling. Also, I am a great believer of Steven Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and the Landmark Forum.


Mike Misgen
Denver, Colorado, United States
303 321 1108
Misgelow Enterprises, LLC

Judith Spendelow, Colorado Licensed Psychologist
3955 E. Exposition Ave.
Suite 202
Denver, CO, USA 80209
303 777 5058
Misgelow Enterprises, LLC


Joan E Childs, LCSW
Hallandale and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
954 568 1004
Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice since 1978, specializing in transformational work with Individuals, Couples, Families and Group Therapy; a published author and public speaker and the first affiliate of THE JOHN BRADSHAW CENTER and founder of THE PAMELA ANN GLASSMAN EDUCATIONAL CENTER, of the Mental Health Association of Broward County; a center providing education and resources on mental health to the community.

Veronica Dumas, Psy. D.
Miami, Florida, United States; Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I help individuals and couples achieve their highest personal and relational potential. I guide clients in their journey of understanding and healing the past, giving way to a happier, more productive and healthier future, in true connection with others. The tools that help me achieve this are my 20 years of experience in mental health, my past and continued love of learning and my focus on my own personal growth. I approach my work with passion, and I am truly moved by the life experiences, struggles and resilience of each and every one of my clients.

Susan Furman
Coconut Grove, Florida, United States
305 648 2377

Deborah Hardman
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
904 553 3316

Elahe Mehrel
Miami, Florida, United States
305 582 0916

Irv Milowe
Coral Gables, Florida, United States


Michal Alexander
Marietta, Georgia, United States
770 337 5260
Ode-Leia Center for Couple Enhancement
I specialize in the Mind Body connection for 17 years. I teach how to Dialogue with the stored memories for Tikkun – correction, repair with couples as well as Encounter-centered Couples Therapy, Breath therapy, Energy Psychology & heart centered Hypnotherapy. Speaks Hebrew & English.


Leo J. Dhont LCSW
Wheeling, Illinois, United States
847 537 1404
I am a 76 year old clinical social worker with 51 years of experience as a psychotherapist. I do intensive therapy with adult individuals but I specialize in working with couples using an Imago based approach.


Christy Leaver
Versailles, Kentucky, United States


Leslie Bartlett, L.C.P.C. & Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist
Brunswick, Maine, United States
207-729-7710 x2

Amy Blake, LCSW
Augusta, Maine, United States
AMY BLAKE, LCSW Specializes in Couples Intensives, Workshops and Counseling. She is also a leader in promoting and providing Continuing Education for Mental Health Care Professionals working with Couples. Her Passion is to help you experience transformational change in your life and your relationship. She is committed to continued research, education and training for couples and individual therapy /counseling to give you the best possible guidance on your journey. For more info visit

Steven Klockow, L.C.S.W. & Certified IMAGO Relationship Therapist
Brunswick, Maine, United States
207-729-7710 x5
Steven is a passionate and engaged relationship therapist. He began specializing in couples work in 2003 while completing his Imago certification and is an ongoing student of mindfulness & interpersonal neurobiology. He is a dedicated husband, an avid swimmer & musician and an adoptive parent. He currently offers both weekly therapy sessions & intensives for couples.

Jennifer Paty
Augusta, Maine, United States


Kuno Bachbauer
Rockville, Maryland, United States

Suzanne Corcoran
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

Jean Griffis
Montgomery Village, Maryland, United States
301 987 2723

Nancy Hyatt
Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Joanne Lynch-Bachbauer
Rockville, Maryland, United States

Marla Zipin
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States


Patricia Cook
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Paul Browde
New York, New York, United States


Rhonda Sabo
Middletown, Rhode Island, United States


Rev. Kevin L. Ogle, D.Min, AAPC Fellow
Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia, United States
703-903-9696 x239
Dr. Ogle is a long-time Advanced Clinician in Imago Relationship Therapy, an AAPC certified pastoral counselor, and an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He specializes in relationship therapy with couples and individuals, and in addition to Encounter-centered Couple Therapy brings familiarity with the Intimacy from the Inside Out couple therapy model, an Internal Family Systems approach to couple work. Kevin welcomes couples from diverse cultural backgrounds, orientations and beliefs.

Rickie Simpson PhD, PMHCNS-BC, BCPCC, LFYP1, RYT
Manassas, Virginia, United States
703-335-1203 office
703-335-1584 fax
Dr Rickie Simpson is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist specializing in individual, couples, group and family therapy. She holds certifications as an Imago Relationship Therapist (, a LifeForce Yoga Practitioner-1 Board Certification as a Professional Christian Counselor, and is a Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hour level (E-RYT-200)with the Yoga Alliance. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized faith-consistent approach tailored to each client. Dr Simpson maintains an active teaching schedule and has a private practice in Manassas, Virginia.



Francesca Levine
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


Hans Giffey
Linz, Austria

Ute Giffey
Linz, Austria

Marianne Kunz
Linz, Austria
Landline: +43732626, Mobile: +436641937757 (German & English)
I have been a licenced Austrian psychotherapist, listed on the official list of the Ministry of Education for 23 years. As a couples therapist I have specialized in intensive days for couples and generation couples (a generation couple consists of a parent and an adult offspring).

Helmut Kunz
Linz, Austria


Charlotte Grumme
Charlottenlund, Denmark
0045 20 32 69 30

Lone Algot Jeppesen
Aarhus C, Denmark
4520778040 and

Leif Vedel Soerensen
Aarhus C, Denmark


Judith Collignon
Paris, France
Office:+33 1 40 27 87 75
Cell: +33 6 10 78 58 70
Judith Collignon is a Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Family and Marital therapist. She has over 40 years experience working with individuals, families and couples. She is committed to a mindful, integrative approach and has integrated ECCT into her work. She does couples intensives and works in English and French.


Idit Cohen-Zemach
Rehovot, Israel

Hadass & Yosi Kan
הדס ויוסי קאן
Kohav yair, Israel ישראל
We teach and coach people to be in relationships that work.
Relationships that have mutual respect, closeness, appreciation and love.
אנחנו, מלמדים ומאמנים אנשים להיות במערכות יחסים עובדות. מערכות יחסים שיש בהן כבוד הדדי, הכרות עמוקה , קירבה , הוקרה ואהבה.

Yigal Zemach
Rehovot, Israel


Hilze Strauss
Pioneers Park, Windhoek, Namibia


Geraldine Hollander
Curacao, Netherlands Antilles


Eleanor Bubb
Kensington Johannesburg, South Africa
27 116222223

Ian Opperman
Bedfordview, South Africa

Reyhana Seedat B.S.W.M. Med. Sc. S.W. PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Glenwood, Durban, South Africa
Tel Office: 0312010307
Cell: 0837862027 Fax: 0865039253 and
Reyhana Seedat is a certified Clinical, Family and Marital Therapist with broad frontline experience in both adult and children’s mental health


Dr Vincent Liaudat
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist FMH (swiss board certified)
Couples Therapist
Avenue Juste-Olivier 25
1006 Lausanne
phone : + 41 21 312 89 89

Sophie Wohlwend-Megard
Geneva, Switzerland


Kerry-Lyn Stanton-Downes
Post Graduate Transpersonal Psychotherapist, UKCP registered, BACP member
London, United Kingdom
+44 7887 856 154
I am passionate about working with couples to help them find better ways to navigate difference, deepen connection and release the passion and joy in their relationships.

Margaret Wakefield
Couples Counsellor in Private Practice in the Cotswolds, England; Social Worker, Senior Imago Therapist and Workshop Presenter
Relationships are at the very core of our human essence and helping couples have rich and joyful connections is my deep interest.

Sue Wintgens
Hertfordshire, London. BACP accredited. Imago Relationship Therapist. Workshop Presenter, Trainer and Consultant. Director of the Kairos Encounter Centre.
+44 7814940858
I am delighted to be working with couples during Intensives, shaping the experience for their unique needs and watching their transformation. Whether you are looking to reconnect with each other, make sense of an affair or looking to respectfully bring closure to an intimate relationship, I will guide you towards the safety of deep connection where both of you can speak your truth and begin to creatively move forward.
I also co-present the Couples Workshop with my husband Brett, teaching couples how to create the conditions for connection and transformational change to happen and together we train professionals in the fundamental principles and skills of Encountered-centered Couples Therapy near London at the Kairos Encounter Centre.

Brett Wintgens
Harpenden, United Kingdom

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