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We have been working together for twenty plus years. Formerly we practiced in the San Jose area in a large group practice. While there we both served on the board of the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Since moving to Folsom in 2001 we have been active in the Sacramento chapter of CAMFT and also founded the Folsom Area Counselors and Therapists.

Our training has been on-going with professional conferences at state and national level. In addition we attended conferences around the world with the International Family Therapy Association. Couple conferences and special trainings specifically for relationships has been a focus of our learning. These included specialists Dr. John Gottman, Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson, Stan Tatkin and Dan Siegel among others. We attended a training at UCLA on the latest research on the brain and nervous system and have had other workshops in this valuable new field.

Colene has authored two books on relationships: “Fishing by Moonlight, the Art of Choosing Intimate Relationships” and a revised edition which included couples, “Fishing by Moonlight, the Art of Enhancing Intimate Relationship”. For more about the latter go to www.fishingbymoonlight.com

Fred formerly worked in the business world adding to his understanding of how that world can impact relationships. He has always been interested in men’s issues and is an active member of a Men’s Group.

We are the elders in a large blended family. Colene has four children and eight grandchildren. Fred raised two children and has one grandson. In our twenty-five years together we have learned a great deal from the experience of raising our off-spring.

Please feel free to call us and get acquainted a bit on the phone: (916) 294-0836. Even better, if you like we will meet with you for a free half hour introductory session which can also be added on to your first session.