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

Contact information

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Phone 415-472-6500

Fax: 415-472-8501

Articles

A Reality of 'The Bachelor': One Thing Juan Pablo Got Right

By Carista Luminare, Ph.D. I'm a grown woman with an extraordinary life and a fabulous relationship with the man of my dreams. I don't need to watch the ABC hit show, The Bachelor. But I do and I have been for years. On Monday night, I found myself outraged by the final episode. I think Chris ...

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Healing Love: How To Open Up To Your Partner

If you don't feel secure with your partner, it's difficult to open your heart and your body to receive the joy of love.  For many people, feeling insecure in an adult relationship is a product of unresolved childhood pain. Old fears and hurts can leak into your bond and interactions with your lover. ...

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Why You Must Talk About Cheating On Your Spouse…Before It Happens

We've all heard (or lived) some variation of this experience: The phone rings. It's my friend, Cynthia. Cynthia of "the perfect couple with the perfect marriage."  She and her husband hold hands in public. They show up together at all the kids' soccer games. They're clearly in ...

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What's Really Sexy? To Care & Repair!

What does the word SEXY conjure up for you? Pictures of an ideal partner? Bedroom allure? A favorite sexual fantasy? As a couple, when we think of sexy, it always includes matters of the heart. Care Is Sexy For us, feeling sexually turned on and fulfilled is a natural outcome of the care we show ...

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Why Can't I Stop Fighting With My Spouse?

Does this ever happen to you? While having a normal conversation with your partner, one of you gets triggered into a sudden extreme reaction. It may become a hot volcanic explosion or a cold freeze when one person shuts the connection down completely. We call this "Sudden Reaction Syndrome". ...

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Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman

Quick Stats

Credentials:

PhD

Time in Practice:

25 years +

Additional Expertise:

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

I offer my services:

At my office

Telephone

Via Skype

Other, please inquire

I am fluent in:

English

Articles by Carista Luminare, Ph.D. & Lion Goodman
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A Reality of 'The Bachelor': One Thing Juan Pablo Got Right

By not giving out a ring on the final episode, 'The Bachelor' embodied reality.

Healing Love: How To Open Up To Your Partner

Healing Love: How To Open Up To Your Partner

Has childhood trauma hindered your ability to be open and honest?

Love: How To Have Hot Sex In Your Marriage

What's Really Sexy? To Care & Repair!

Feeling sexy isn't about good lighting & lingerie — it's about nurturing, respect and care.

Effective Communication: Dealing With Sudden Reaction Syndrome

Why Can't I Stop Fighting With My Spouse?

If everyday events are turning into massive blowouts, it might time for a deeper look.

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