The Marriage Quest Therapists

Marriage Quest was founded by Dr Israel and Cathie Helfand in 2003 to fulfill the need of couples wanting fast results for their marriage struggles. The origins of the Marriage Quest process dates back to the early 80’s with Dr Barry Ginsberg and The Relationship Therapy Institute. Israel and Cathie began running couples Marathon Intensives the early 90s, well before other retreat leaders and trainers, like John and Julie Gottman. Their son, Dr David Helfand, has recently joined the practice after successfully running couples therapy retreats for nearly a full decade. Other therapists will join the Marriage Quest Team in the future.

Dr Israel & Cathie Helfand

Experience: 40 years
Training: Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy, Psychodrama
Services: 3-Day Couples Retreats

“When marriage is done right, you get to heal your childhood wounds through the marital relationship.”

Dr David Helfand, PsyD

Experience: 9 years
Training: Clinical Psychology, Neurofeedback, Trauma Therapy, Hypnosis, Mindfulness
Services: 1-4 Day Couples Retreats, Brain Mapping, Neurofeedback

“My job is to make sure couples are self-sufficient by the time they leave my office.”

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