Faculty


Ellyn Bader, PhD

Dr. Ellyn Bader is a founder and director of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. As a clinical psychologist, workshop leader, author, and speaker, she is dedicated to helping couples create extraordinary relationships.

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC

Elliott Connie, MA, LPC is a psychotherapist that practices in Keller, Texas. He has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and families applying the solution focused approach to help them move their lives from the current problems …

William Doherty, PhD

William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science …

Martha Kauppi, MS, LMFT

Martha Kauppi, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist, educator, author, speaker, and AASECT-certified sex therapist and supervisor. Her private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, specializes in complex relational therapy, sex issues, and alternative family structures. …

Tammy Nelson, PhD

Tammy Nelson PhD is the author of six books including Open Monogamy; Co Creating Your Ideal Relationship Agreement, Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy, When You’re the One Who Cheats,  The New Monogamy; Redefining Your …

Sejal Patel, PsyD

Dr. Sejal Patel is a staff psychologist and the group coordinator at MIT student mental health and counseling. She is also in private practice where she primarily treats interracial couples in addition to being a DEI consultant with VISIONS, Inc. …

Peter Pearson, PhD

Peter Pearson, PhD, has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. He and his wife, Dr. Ellyn Bader are pioneers in the field of couples therapy, creating The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and founding …

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, holds a degree in clinical psychology. He is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach To Couples Therapy® (PACT) which has training programs both nationally and internationally. …

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST is a psychologist, certified sex therapist, and ADHD expert. He is a popular and dynamic presenter who routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complex concepts understandable and useful. …

Joseph Winn, MSW, LICSW, CST-S

Joe Winn LICSW, CST-S is a clinical social worker, AASECT certified sex therapist and supervisor of sex therapy, practicing as a systemically based clinician since 1995. Joe has maintained his private practice since 2006 and works primarily with LGBTQIA + individuals and relationships engaged in consensual …