Alapaki Yee, MFT
Salvatore Garanzini, MFT
We created the Gay Couples institute to give gays and lesbians just like you access to great therapy. We disagreed with many of the things our friends were being told in their own relationship therapy. In fact, some of those things they were told by other clinicians were fundamentally inaccurate and not based on any research.
The Gottman Method seemed like a logical choice. We completed their advanced fellowship, and are now we are two of about 300 therapists worldwide who can call themselves a Certified Gottman Therapist. We teach this method to other therapists, and I (Salvatore) am a faculty member at the University of San Francisco. We work in individual and couples therapy with gay men looking to build their confidence and happiness while learning the skills necessary to have a strong relationship.
In 2017 we became the first and only relationship treatment center, gay or straight, to publish our outcome results in an empirical scientific journal.
For more information on the Gay Couples Institute, take a look at how we have been mentioned in the media, and especially our ‘What Pride Means’ blog, our research and Washington Post article here