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Marcia Gomez, LCSW and Michael Basta, LCSW are Gottman Method Couples Therapists working separately in private practice in Sonoma County. They are both Master Trainers and consultants for the Gottman Institute (TGI) and have trained many therapists in Gottman Method. Marcia has introduced Gottman Method to therapists in several Latin American countries. Michael also works as a trainer of roving therapists at the Gottmans’ workshops in Seattle. Each has been trained directly by John Gottman, Ph.D. and Julie Gottman, Ph.D., the developers of Gottman Method Couples Therapy that is based upon the research of Dr. John Gottman. Marcia is bilingual in Spanish and provides therapy in both English and Spanish.
Therapy starts with a rigorous assessment, including a 1.5 hour session with the couple, completion of a detailed packet of questionnaires by each partner (done at home), an individual session with each partner (either two separate 50 minute sessions or another 1.5 hour session divided in two parts), and a 1.5 hour feedback session. This assessment always precedes the start of couples therapy and has been shown to be effective in targeting a couples strengths/needs and goals.
Both Michael and Marcia charge $150 per hour (which prorates to $225 per 1.5 hour session). 1.5 hour sessions are the norm for this method of couples therapy. Neither Michael or Marcia are on any insurance panels, but are willing to complete paperwork so that a couple can get reimbursed if they have a PPO type insurance policy. Please visit the website of the Gottman Institute for more information on Gottman Method Couples Therapy click here.
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LEANDRA Neely, M.F.T.I..- IMF # 89141
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Leandra graduated from University of San Francisco with her Master’s Degree in Counseling of Psychology and is currently working as a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in a successful private practice. During her years working as a psychiatric nurse she found her most rewarding and healing work occurred with couples and families, which inspired her to go back to school to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Leandra exclusively works with couples. She has completed Levels 1 ,2 , and 3 Gottman trainings and is actively working her way to becoming a Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist. She is currently being trained and supervised by Marcia J. Gómez, L.C.S.W. - LCS 18514 and Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist.
Hours by appointment: (707) 953-1875
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Sonoma Couples Workshops provides couples workshops and professional training by Michael Basta, LCSW and Marcia Gomez, LCSW in partnership, however, each are Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists who work separately in their psychotherapy practices and they are not affiliated in providing a counseling service as a partnership.