Communication Problems

Years in Practice

10 years +


San Francisco CA 94903 - United States



I Practice in

My state/province only

I Believe

Dr Michelle Gannon is a Psychologist, Couples Therapist, Relationship Expert, Marriage Prep 101 Workshop Founder, Wife, Mother, Daughter and Friend. She has been in private practice in San Francisco for 20 years helping individuals and couples live more positive and happier lives. She specializes in relationship issues, self esteem, depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, parenthood, career and life transitions. She also deals with women’s issues such as work/life balance, body image, intimacy and sexuality, pregnancy, infertility, transition to motherhood, perimenopause, parenting, friendship, and helping women develop a strong sense of self. Michelle leads Award Winning Marriage Prep 101 Workshops with her husband, Patrick for Engaged,Newlywed and Seriously Dating Couples. Michelle received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology, and did her PhD dissertation on Psychotherapy Outcome as a Stanford University research assistant. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Toronto in Canada, and knew even in high school that she wanted to be a Clinical Psychologist. In her San Francisco private practice, Michelle’s clients describe her as an active, positive and optimistic therapist who really cares about them, and is also realistic and challenging. She helps her clients be authentic and empowered, understand themselves, and make proactive changes. She also helps couples prioritize their relationships, be more connected and loving, learn effective empathic communication and conflict resolution skills, and enhance intimacy. In addition to her private practice, Michelle is a Founder of Marriage Prep 101, an Award Winning Workshop for Seriously Dating, Engaged and Newlywed Couples that she teaches with her husband, Dr Patrick Gannon. They combine their professional experience with the latest research that shows how relationships succeed and fail. They also share insights and solutions from their own relationship and family life. The Gannons have taught over 90 workshops to 1400 couples the past 10 years. They have been featured on CBS Early Show, Evening Magazine TV, The Kathleen Show, Ronn Owens Radio Show, Sex with Emily, TIME, PEOPLE, FIRST, San Francisco Chronicle, SF Gate, More Marin, and other newspaper, magazine, radio and TV shows. Marriage Prep 101 has been awarded Best of the Bay for five years by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Dr Michelle Gannon is a Psychologist who is proactive about her own relationships and well being. She has been happily married for 14 years, and is a mother of 12 1/2 and 11 year old boys, a cat and a golden retriever. She deeply understands the importance and challenges of balancing her own business, career, family, friends, fitness and fun.


I am a psychologist in private practice in San Francisco specializing in relationships and women's issues. I also teach Marriage Prep 101 workshops for seriously dating, pre-engaged, engaged and newlywed couples with my husband, Dr. Patrick Gannon. My clients describe me as a therapist who really cares about them; helps them discover their happiness, wellness and authenticity; strengthen and prioritize their relationships, and learn good communication, conflict resolution and intimacy enhancement skills. I believe it is important to understand how our backgrounds and families of origin affect our intimate relationships, yet insight and awareness are not enough! We all need tools, skills and strategies for change. We also need someone who believes in us and positively mirrors our changes. I have very positive, long term relationships with my clients, and love to hear back from them over the years. I have been happily married for fourteen years and have two young boys, so I am definitely practicing what I teach. I, too, am intentional and proactive about the relationship and partnership that I create with my husband. I am also always striving more more balance and wellness in my own life. Also, my clients and workshop couples appreciate my willingness to self disclose, and share examples about myself when I think it is helpful. I am active, positive and optimistic, but also realistic and challenging at times. I welcome your calls or e-mails. Thank you.