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I used to be a psychotherapist, a Marriage & Family Therapist, but now I am a RELATIONSHIP COACH.

I have trained as a mental health professional and as a professional coach.

As a coach, I have no physical office, as our work together is primarily over the phone or via video conferencing, e.g. Skype, FaceTime & Zoom.

On a personal note, I am happily married for 28 years. I have two step-daughters and one granddaughter. My husband and I spend the winter in Florida where one daughter and granddaughter live and the reminder of the year in Connecticut where the other daughter lives.


Education: The Ohio State University

• Bachelor of Arts -Speech & Hearing Therapy - 1964

• Master of Science - Early Child Development - 1974

• Ph.D. - Marriage & Family Therapy & Parent Education - 1985

License: Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Connecticut #000373


  • Imago Relationship Therapy - Advanced Clinical Member -since 1996
  • EMDR International Association - Charter Member - Certified since 1994
  • EBT (Emotional Brain Training) since 2006

Additional Training:

  • Completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Trained as a Life Coach in 2000
  • Trained as a Relationship Coach with RCI (Relationship Coaching Institute) in 2016

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
  • EMDR International Association
  • Imago Relationship International

Previous work experience:
  • Ohio State Department of Mental Health - 20 years
    • 10 of these years at the Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital


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Before coaching, I had a lot of fear and anxiety that kept me from doing things I knew I should do to get ahead. I was tired of being alone and not having a relationship. When I did go out with a guy, within the first few dates anxieties and behaviors that I thought I was past resurfaced. I felt like I couldn't control myself or my emotions. I felt terribly insecure and desperate. I thought I needed to settle for whoever would be with me even though they were not my ideal mate. 
Finally, I said to myself “enough is enough”.  I realized that I was never going to figure this out on my own.  I also recognized that this wasn't something that was a medical necessity for which my health insurance would pay.  A relationship coach was just what I needed.
I loved that no matter how crazy I sounded to myself my coach seemed always to understand what I was saying and feeling and made sense of it. 
Since coaching, I have gained confidence in myself and am now married to a wonderful man. This increased confidence and communication skills have also showed up in my professional life, and I have increased my income 50%.
Thank you, Dr. Marian, for all the help you have given me. 

Lee S.