Effective, Research-based

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Gets Results!

Serving Marin & Sonoma County

Lisa Lund CRC MFT

Marriage Counselor

Certified Gottman Therapist

Novato and Sebastopol CA

Marin & Sonoma County, California


My Practice:

With offices in Novato & Sebastopol CA, serving Marin and Sonoma County, California, my clientele is diverse and includes married, cohabiting, straight and gay couples as well as individuals. I also provide couple and individual therapy to the communities of Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Terra Linda, Bel Marin Keys, Nicasio, San Anselmo, Ross, Kentfield, Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Petaluma, Penngrove, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Guerneville, Glen Ellen, Sonoma, Bodega Bay, Kenwood, Windsor, Forestville, Graton, and Healdsburg. In addition to seeing clients, I train professional clinicians to use Gottman-Method, research-based therapy. Learn more about Lisa Lund.

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Lisa Lund, CRC, MFT

Certified Gottman Therapist

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Offices in Marin & Sonoma County,


Sebastopol CA:    (707) 547-0401       

Novato CA:           (415) 460-9500

Email:                    Lisa@LisaLundMFT.com

Welcome to my Practice...

Marriage & Couples Counseling

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If you are having troubles in

your relationship, you are not alone.

Most couples go through difficult periods and struggle from time to time. This is true for both healthy and unhealthy relationships. The question for many is knowing when to seek help from a marriage counselor. On average, couples wait six years form the onset of problems before seeking help. No one knows for sure why. It might have something to do with their fear of being blamed for the problems. Or it could be that they just don’t realize that they have developed patterns of communication that are destructive to their marriage or relationship until they get a wake up call. The wake up call may come in the form of a crisis like an affair, or it may be more subtle, like realizing that you are not feeling or receiving the love, fondness and admiration that you once did.

My Approach

Whether you are going through a rough patch or a crisis, marriage counseling can help. The sooner you respond to problems, the faster you and your partner will be able to get your relationship back on track. My approach is based on the latest marital research and methods of Dr. John Gottman and the Gottman Institute. This positive “nuts and bolts” approach to working with couples provides you with the tools & skills that will get results. Learn more.

Couples at Risk & The Four Horsemen

All long term relationships go through difficult transitions. Common challenges for couples are parenting a newborn or a teen, a lost job, a move, elder parents, mid-life or empty nest.  Unfortunately, sometimes couples fall into bad habits during these times that starts them on a negative slide.  You will know when that is happening because you will experience an increase in what Gottman has termed “The Four Horsemen”, Defensiveness, Criticism, Contempt and Stonewalling.                                    Learn more.

Couples in Crisis

Are you unable to talk about difficult issues without fighting or stonewalling? Do you feel that you and your partner have become polarized, extreme and unwilling to compromise? Are you dealing with an affair, threat of divorce, serious illness, substance abuse or domestic violence? In these situations it is very important to take steps to stabilize the situation before major decisions are made.

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Extended Session -

Gottman Marathon Couples Therapy

Marathon Therapy may be the approach for you. It’s an intensive and focused approach to relationship issues that can help couples move quickly through specific issues and learn important new skills in a short period of time. Learn more.

You will receive a complete assessment,

treatment plan and tools that work!

  1. A complete assessment of your relationship based on the latest marital research.

  2. A clear and precise treatment plan that targets specific goals for your relationship.

  3. Tools designed to help you manage conflict, build your friendship and uncover your dreams.

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Act Now!

You’ll be surprised at how fast things

turn around by making some small,

but significant changes. 

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Premarital Couples:

Learn the skills you will need to stand the test of time. I use the Prepare/Enrich Assessment to show you your similarities and differences about areas that are important in most marriages.  The assessment helps us understand your personality styles, approach to finances, children, in-laws, recreation, time together vs. time apart, and more. The differences between you and your partner are not an indicator that anything is wrong. They are just differences. However, it is important that you start your relationship with a healthy dialogue and learn to compromise even when you don't agree. The best time to learn these skills is early on.

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Individual Counseling:

Sometimes an individual will want to come in alone to work on problems they are having with a partner. If this is the case, I encourage you to enlist your partner's participation if at all possible.  In my experience, couples deal better with problems when they face them together.  However, if you are not comfortable bringing in your partner or they won't come, then come alone. Other reasons you may be seeking individual counseling might include your desire to start or end a relationship, to live happily as a single person, a life transition, divorce, work-related problem, parenting issue, blended family issue or gay-lesbian questioning. These are all areas that I work with. Contact Lisa for further details.

The Art & SCIENCE of Love...

Weekend Couples Workshops and Retreat

During this weekend workshop, you will gain new insights and learn research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with the insights and tools to make it a great one. If your relationship is distressed, then this two-day workshop will provide a road map for repair!  There are no group exercises or public sharing.

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