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Donald Cole


Donald Cole, D.Min. LPC-S, LMFT-S is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is an approved supervisor in both disciplines. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University in 1993. Dr. Cole, along with his wife, Carrie Cole co-founded The Center for Relationship Wellness, a private practice for therapy, consultation and training in the Houston, Texas area. His work with couples includes couple’s therapy, workshops, seminars and intensive marathon sessions. He is also committed to training therapists and other professionals and has provided supervision, graduate courses and continuing educational programs throughout his career.

Dr. Cole is a Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute. He offers all levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy for therapists throughout the United States. He also serves as a consultant for therapists completing their final training in Gottman Method.

Dr. Cole has authored a number of workshops including: The Unique Challenges of Second Marriages, Ethics in Couples Therapy, Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement and Living as God’s Family: Relationship Enhancement for Congregations and has presented to a wide range of audiences such as The American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an ordained Lutheran Pastor and Native American, Dr. Cole has served on the Board of Directors of the Oaks Indian Center where he helped design programs for staff training and family restoration. As an approved presenter for the Gottman Relationship Institute, Dr. Cole, partners with his wife Carrie, to offer The Art and Science of Love Workshop to couples three times a year.

Dr. Cole is highly experienced as a speaker and is known for his humor and down to earth approach. People find his conversational, energetic style engaging and easy to follow. He has appeared as a guest on The Debra Duncan Show in Houston and on Living Smart on PBS and links to those television programs are available on his website. He has appeared in numerous publications on behalf of the Gottman Institute including: Cosmopolitan, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Heath and Reader’s Digest.

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