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Don Cole

Donald L. Cole

Clinical Director and Contributor

Donald L. Cole, D.Min., is the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor in the state of Texas and an approved LPC & LMFT Supervisor. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington and sees clients both in Seattle and the Houston area. He received his doctorate in ministry with a specialization in psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1993. He has 30 years of experience working with individuals and couples in various capacities including marital therapy, affair recovery, depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, parenting, and personality disorders.

Dr. Cole is the Clinical Director for The Gottman Institute. He is a Certified Gottman Method Couples’ Therapist and an Advanced Trainer for the Gottman Institute. He is also a Clinical Member of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapists.

Dr. Cole is an experienced public speaker and has trained therapists in all levels of the Gottman method nationally and internationally. He is also an ordained Lutheran Pastor through the ELCA.

Donald L.'s Posts

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How to Support Your Partner When You’re Hurting Too

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Be there for each other even if you're both in pain. Here are 8 ways to support your partner when you ...

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