Meet the Presenters of Sonoma Couples Workshops
Michael Basta, L.C.S.W. and Marcia J. Gómez, L.C.S.W. are the Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists who operate Sonoma Couples Workshops. Read below to learn more about the presenters.
Marcia J. Gómez, L.C.S.W. - LCS 18514
is originally from Chile. She received her masters degree from U.C.Berkeley. She has been practicing psychotherapy for over fifteen years in the United States. She has extensive training and practice in Individual Psychodynamic Therapy as well as Structural Family Therapy. Marcia has a successful private practice and works exclusively with couples. She was trained directly by John and Julie Gottman, co-founders of the Gottman Institute dedicated to researching and restoring relationships. Marcia worked with the Gottman's on the curriculum "Loving Couples, Loving Children" for Spanish-speaking couples. Currently, she is a consultant for the Gottman Institute Certification Program.
MICHAEL BASTA, L.C.S.W. - LCS 12967
is a psychotherapist and Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist, Master Trainer, and Consultant who was directly trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, co-founders of the Gottman Institute dedicated to researching and restoring relationships. He received his graduate degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Social Welfare. He has worked in the mental health field since 1983 with individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has also supervised interns and provided training in couples and family therapy to numerous mental health professionals. He currently maintains a successful private practice in Sonoma County, CA.