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The Art & SCIENCE of Love

A Couples Retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area


Mill Valley, Marin County, California

Next SF Bay Area Workshop: December 2nd & 3rd, 2017

New 2018 Dates!

Feb. 10th & 11th, May 5th & 6th, and Sept. 22nd & 23rd, 2018

Created by Drs. John and Julie Gottman

Presented by Master Certified Gottman Therapists

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT & Bob Navarra, Psy.D, MFT


13.5 CE Credits available, please see registration page for details.

Rovers for the Weekend Couples Workshops

Gottman Workshop Couple

Rovers for the Northern California

The Art & SCIENCE of Love

Gottman Couples Workshops

Our presenters, Lisa Lund and Bob Navarra will be assisting couples during the break out

communication exercises. Click here to review our presenter page for Lisa and Bob’s biographies.


Depending upon the size of the workshop, one or more additional therapist(s)

from the following list of Certified Gottman Therapists will also be on hand to assist.

Gwendolyn Evans, PhD  has been a certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist since 2006 and certified Gottman Couples Workshop leader since 2008.  She loves to do Gottman marathons for individual couples and small groups.  She has a sub-speciality in interracial and multi-cultural couples.

As a neuropsychologist and certified Sex Therapist from the UCLA Human Sexuality Institute, Dr. Evans helps couples integrate their emotions, neurobehavioral patterns and differing needs in sexual expression. In her spare time, Gwen is a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and also pursues her avocation as a cabaret singer in the Bay Area. Her private practice is located in San Francisco, CA.

For more information about Gwen and her work please visit:  www.EvansAdvantage.com

Stacy Hubbard, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Ashland Oregon. She is proud to be a Certified Gottman Therapist. She has been leading her own Art and Science of Love workshops in Oregon for the past 3 years. She has recently begun leading Level 1 training for clinicians and she really enjoys teaching therapists how to use the Gottman Method. She does private Gottman therapy with couples, and does individual trauma recovery work with adults and teens.

Stacy attended Portland State University where she earned her Masters in Counseling in 2005. Since then she has worked in an agency setting with abused children and their families, as well as being a clinical supervisor for therapeutic foster care and intensive community based treatment for children with severe mental health issues. Prior to earning her Masters Degree she worked as an adventure guide, and rock climbing instructor.

For more information about Stacy and her work please visit:  www.StacyHubbard.com

Tammy M. Shelton, M.A., LMFT, LPCC  is a Certified Gottman Therapist, practicing in Tustin, California.   Graduated from Pepperdine University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.  Later she went onto to pursue her licensure as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and later became a Certified Gottman Therapist and has most recently Certified in EMDR. Tammy combines her education and experience of working with clients in recovery using Gottman methods and techniques as it relates to repairing their relationships and stopping their dependencies.  

Tammy teaches individuals how to stop the reoccurring cycles of anxiety, depression and failed relationships by bridging the gap in providing assistance dealing with the mental health struggles, along with how to maintain sobriety during the healing process.  When a person in recovery has proper support from their spouse, friends and family members the healing process becomes easier to manage making sobriety more attainable.  Using the Gottman methods is the how to, instruction manual to be successful in healing not only for the person in recovery, for the entire family unit.

For more information about Tammy and her work please visit:  www.TammySheltonMFT.com

Ray Varlinsky, MFT is a licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist with over 22 years experience working with couples and individuals in his private practice. Ray is a certified Gottman Method Therapist and Gottman Couples ASL Workshop Leader and a frequent presenter at the Annual Gottman Conferences.  He is BCIA biofeedback and neurofeedback certified with 30 years of experience using biofeedback in medical institutions.  

Ray has taught for 26 years in the psychology department at Butte College. He has been using HeartMath’s technologies and HRV instruments in his private practice, workshops and conferences for the last 15 years.  He has facilitated the emWave technologies into the Gottman Institute and successfully introduced the emWave into the Boystown and Girlstown orphanages in South Korea.   Ray has developed the emWave Approach to Better Relationships and continues his work with couples in his private practice and teaching and presenting at workshops and conferences.

For more information about Ray and his work please visit:  www.HeartFocus.org

The roving therapists are not here to do therapy, but rather to answer questions or to assist,

should you find yourselves stuck during any of the exercises.

Gottman Couples Therapist Evans
Gottman Couples Therapist Hubbard
Gottman Couples Therapist Shelton
Gottman Couples Therapist Valarksy

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For further information, please contact:

Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT:   (415) 721-4310

                                       Lisa@aCouplesWorkshop.com

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Thinking about Relationship Counseling, a Marriage Counselor or Couples Therapy? These Weekend Couples and Marriage Workshops and Retreat, designed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, are offered in the Northern California - SF Bay Area. They are presented by Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT and Bob Navarra, Psy.D, MFT


In the NorCal - San Francisco Bay Area the workshop serves the counties of Marin County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Lake County, Mendocino County, Solano County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and San Francisco County; including the cities of Santa Rosa, Ukiah, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Windsor, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Sausalito, Corte Madera, San Anselmo, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City, Milpitas, Walnut Creek, Pittsburgh, Pleasant Hill, Benicia, Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Richmond, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Pinole, San Leandro, Castro Valley, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton, Vallejo, San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Woodside, Los Altos, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Mateo, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Daly City, Pacifica, Monterey, Sacramento, and Fairfield CA.


In the SoCal - Los Angeles County - Orange County Area “The Art & SCIENCE of Love” Gottman Weekend Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the communities of LA County, OC, San Diego County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, Kern County, Inland Empire, and Imperial County; including the cities of Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Corona, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Oxnard, San Diego, Chula Vista, La Jolla, La Mesa, El Cajon, Escondido, Carlsbad, San Clemente, Temecula, Laguna Niguel, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, Westminster, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, La Habra, Norwalk, Lakewood, Palos Verdes, Azusa, Torrance, Chino, Hawthorne, Santa Monica, West LA, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, Ontario, West Covina, Pasadena, Glendale, Hollywood, Van Nuys, Burbank, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Palmdale, Lancaster, Victorville, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and San Luis Obispo CA.


Outside of these regions, through-out California and out of state, the Couples Workshop and Retreat serves the Central Valley of California including the cities of Redding, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield. Often couples arriving from out of state including Portland, Oregon; Las Vegas or Reno, Nevada; Phoenix or Tucson, Arizona; Salt Lake City, Utah; Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; or Albuquerque, New Mexico add a couple extra days to their stay so that they can enjoy the Golden Gate National Recreational Area - GGNRA, Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, as well as Northern California's Wine Country.


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