Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman - Marriage/Couples Counselor, Consultant, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Life Coach, Marriage Educator, Personal Development Coach, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, Spiritual Healer, Wellness Coach - San Rafael, CA
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Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman (PhD)

Marriage/Couples Counselor

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Phone 415-472-6500

Fax: 415-472-8511

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    - Confused about how to create healthy love, and a secure, loving relationship?
    - Anxious about sharing your deepest needs with your partner?
    - Uncertain as to how to sustain lasting intimacy, where you feel safe to be you?

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Carista Luminare, Ph.D.,  is co-founder of Luminary Leadership Institute and co-creator of She has more than 30 years experience as a consultant, counselor and coach to executives, entrepreneurs, individuals and organizations. Her powerful life-changing programs bring participants into direct experience and embodiment of their True Self. She developed a comprehensive and holistic parenting methodology, and LLI's leading-edge evolutionary leadership program.

 After graduating from Harvard University in Psychology and Social Relations in 1978, Carista pioneered educational programs focused on the integration of the personality and soul.

In her private healing practice, she integrates her lifelong research on childhood attachment, and how our early bonding patterns with our parents profoundly affect our primary adult relationship dynamics. Carista is the author of the groundbreaking book, Parenting Begins Before Conception. She has lectured throughout the United States at conferences, hospitals, and universities, and has been featured in a variety of international media.  She serves as a member of the Hoffman Institute Advisory Council. Email:


Lion Goodman has 35 years experience as an executive coach, counselor, and healer.  In 1984, he founded The Goodman Group, an executive search and consulting firm that served more than 250 companies and C-suite executives over 18 years.  He has coached business owners, coaches, technology executives, and change agents around the world. He is co-founder of Luminary Leadership Institute, a consulting firm dedicated to bringing leaders of businesses and organizations into alignment with their highest virtues and their True Self.

Lion is the creator of the BeliefCloset Process, a proprietary methodology for shifting beliefs at the core of the psyche, which he has taught to hundreds of coaches and therapists internationally. He served as Director of Men's Programs at The Shift Network, an Internet-based educational organization, where he created programs with more than 20,000 participants. He has taught workshops and trainings across the U.S. and Europe, and is the author of three books: Creating on Purpose (with Anodea Judith, PhD); Menlightenment: A Book for Awakening Men; and Transform Your Beliefs.  Email:

Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

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Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

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Fee Range:

Over $120 per session

Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

Quick Stats



Time in Practice:

25 years +

Additional Expertise:



Divorce Coach

Divorce Recovery Coach

Family Coach

Life Coach

Marriage Educator

Personal Development Coach

Relationship Coach


Spiritual Healer

Wellness Coach

I offer my services:

At my office


Via Skype

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Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

All Specialties

Abandonment, Anxiety Issues, Attachment Issues, Business Management, Codependency, Communication Problems, Conflict Management, Couples/Marital Issues, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Empowering Men, Empowering Women, Energy Psychology, Family Support, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Health/Wellness, Holistic Coach, Identity Issues, Infertility, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Life Management, Life Transitions, Marriage, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing, Self-Esteem, Sexuality, Spiritual, Trust Issues, Wellness, Workplace Issues