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

Articles

Stop Having The Same Arguments Over And Over (And Over) Again

After decades of being relationship experts who help guide others through their challenges, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a workshop for couples, created by the Gottman Institute. We figured that everyone could use a "relationship tune-up" from time to time — even those of us who ...

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6 Secrets For Harnessing The Power Of Love

We all need love. And no one ever complains about having too much of it. If you want more love and if you want to enjoy extraordinary relationships in your life, don't sit around hoping for a miracle. Take positive actions to make it happen. It's possible to turn ordinary, dissatisfying relationships ...

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Why Your Child Rebels: How To Nurture Your Child’s Healthy Will

Have you ever been dominated and controlled by another person? How did it make you feel? Did you want to push away from them or run away to escape their control?  This is a common feeling that many children have every day — because their parents are insensitive to their needs for independent ...

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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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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
Life Coach: Stop Having The Same Arguments

Stop Having The Same Arguments Over And Over (And Over) Again

Always fight about the same things? Find out what's really at the root of your problem.

Love: The Power Of Love

6 Secrets For Harnessing The Power Of Love

When it comes to love, everyone wants one thing: more.

Parents Fighting

Why Your Child Rebels: How To Nurture Your Child’s Healthy Will

Whose needs are more important? Yours or your child’s?

the bachelor juan pablo final rose

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?

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