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Don Cole

D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

Specialties:

  • Affairs
  • Conflict
  • Remarriage

Donald Cole, D.Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S, Clinical Director at the Gottman Institute, is a licensed Professional Counselor, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an approved supervisor in both disciplines. Dr. Cole received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University in 1993. Dr. Cole, along with his wife, Carrie Cole, co-founded The Center for Relationship Wellness, a private practice for therapy, consultation and training in Houston, Texas. His work with couples includes couple’s therapy, workshops, seminars, and intensive marathon sessions. He is committed to training therapists and other professionals and has provided supervision, graduate courses and continuing educational programs throughout his career.

In addition to being the Clinical Director at The Gottman Institute, Dr. Cole is also a Master Trainer. He offers all levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for therapists throughout the United States. He also serves as a consultant for therapists completing their final training in Gottman Method.

Dr. Cole has authored a number of workshops including: The Unique Challenges of Second Marriages, Ethics in Couples Therapy, Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement and Living as God’s Family: Relationship Enhancement for Congregations and has presented to a wide range of audiences including, The American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an ordained Lutheran Pastor and Native American, Dr. Cole has served on the Board of Directors of the Oaks Indian Center where he helped design programs for staff training and family restoration. As approved presenters for The Gottman Institute, the Coles present The Art and Science of Love Workshop to couples three times a year.

Highly experienced as a speaker, Dr. Cole is known for his humor and down to earth approach. People find his conversational, energetic style engaging and easy to follow. He has appeared as a guest on U.S. local and national television programs. He has appeared in numerous publications on behalf of the Gottman Institute including: Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Reader’s Digest. Most recently he co-authored 3 articles for the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy with Dr. John Gottman and Carrie Cole.

Upcoming Events:

January 2020

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Herzliya, will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

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Registration Site

Location:

Benjamin Herzliya Hotel 4 Hamada Street
Herzliya, 4673338 Israel

Time:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Thu16Jan
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Sun19Jan

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Istanbul, Istanbul significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

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Registration Site

Location:

Radisson Blu Hotel 19 Mayis Cad,No: 2
Istanbul, Istanbul 34360 Turkey

Time:

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Mon20Jan
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Wed22Jan

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Atlanta, GA significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

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Registration Site

Location:

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Downtown 54 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Thu30Jan
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Fri31Jan

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Tempe, AZ will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

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Registration Site

Location:

Holiday Inn Express Tempe 1520 West Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ 85283 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

February 2020

Sat8Feb
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Sun9Feb

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Seattle, WA will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

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Location:

Seattle Center – Exhibition Hall 3rd Ave N & Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109 United States

Time:

8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC
Sat22Feb
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Sun23Feb

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Katy, TX will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

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Registration Site

Location:

Courtyard Katy Mills 25402 Katy Mills Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC
Thu27Feb
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Sat29Feb

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Boca Raton, FL significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

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Registration Site

Location:

Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC

March 2020

Wed18Mar
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Fri20Mar

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Anchorage, AK significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

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Registration Site

Location:

Crowne Plaza Anchorage- Midtown 109 W. International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99518 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC
Sat21Mar
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Sun22Mar

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The Art and Science of Love

Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, this workshop in Anchorage, AK will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Crowne Plaza Anchorage- Midtown 109 W. International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99518 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Carrie Cole M.Ed., LPC

April 2020

Thu23Apr
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Sat25Apr

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples in Minneapolis, MN. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

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Registration Site

Location:

Minneapolis Marriott City Center 30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Mon27Apr
to
Tue28Apr

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Katy, TX will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Courtyard Houston- Katy Mills 25402 Katy Mills Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Wed29Apr
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Fri1May

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples in Katy, TX. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

Courtyard Houston- Katy Mills 25402 Katy Mills Pkwy
Katy, TX 77494 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

May 2020

Mon18May
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Tue19May

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Level 1 Training

This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training in Seattle, WA will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
Wed20May
to
Fri22May

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Level 2 Training

Deepen your understanding of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and expand your strategies and interventions in your work with couples in Seattle, WA. Practice using Gottman Method interventions in group role-plays while receiving personal, supportive coaching from trainers.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S

October 2020

Thu8Oct
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Sat10Oct

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Level 3 Training

Through videotaped cases of real couples, hands-on role plays, demonstrations of assessments and interventions, and nuanced discussion of technique, the Level 3 Practicum in Seattle, WA significantly expands your understanding of when and how to use Gottman Method approaches.

Find out more »
Registration Site

Location:

The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Time:

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Presented By:

Don Cole D. Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S
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