Anxiety Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Charlottesville VA 22902 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage Educator, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter

I Practice in

My state/province only



I Believe

There is more joy available for you and your couple than you ever imagined!

About Phyllis Koch-Sheras & Peter Sheras

We are clinical psychologists who have enjoyed studying and working with couples for more than three decades, and we have been happily married to each other for just as long. Together, we have written several books and articles, including Lifelong Love: 4 Ways to Creating and Maintaining an Extraordinary Relationship, Couple Power Therapy: Building Commitment, Cooperation, Communication, and Community in Relationships (2006), "New Frontiers in Treating Couples" in Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book (1998), The Dream Sharing Sourcebook (1998), and The Dream Sourcebook Journal (1996). We co-founded Couples Coaching Couples, a growing nationwide movement providing mutual support to couples in their communities. We have presented to a variety of groups, including personal growth centers, businesses, schools and professional organizations, such as the American Psychological Association. 
We often give media interviews on radio and television and in newspapers and magazines regarding relationships, including a regular segment on our local radio morning talk show.  After extensive training in couples, family and sex therapy in California, we moved to Charlottesville, Virginia, where we now both teach and practice.  We also give workshops for couples, counselors and other professionals around North America.  A number of books, CD’s, videos and podcasts of our work are available.  We have two adult children who are also happily married.

Phyllis Koch-Sheras & Peter Sheras Success Stories

2013 participants in Couple Power Program

Couples considering divorce

"We appreciate your time and efforts. We seem to be working more towards the same goals and working together. Your program has been an amazing experience and opportunity... that helped us save our marriage. Thank you!!!!"

Past-president, Unity Church, Charlottesville, VA


"Peter and Phyllis powerfully demonstrate the synergy they experience in being related; they share it with clarity and grace."

Lee Hersch, PhD, Past President, Virginia Psychological Association


"I found the workshop very exciting. It draws on the power of healthy couples learning and growing together."

Elly Tucker, MA, School Counselor


“I was lucky enough to catch the radio show this morning… I had a lot of errands to run and you kept me happily in my car.  I ended up staying in my car when I made some stops, because I didn’t want to get out cause what you were saying was SO GOOD!”

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