For more than 30 years, The Couples Institute founders Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson have been helping couples create strong, loving relationships. They have helped thousands of couples overcome challenges and evolve as a couple and as a team. Their approach is known for its practical applications that help couples create enduring love.
Peter and Ellyn also have an impressive legacy in couples therapy training. They are creators of The Developmental Model of Couples Therapy, a model that teaches therapists how to assess, intervene, and significantly help troubled relationships. They have presented workshops throughout the United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, and Ellyn currently conducts an online training program that reaches professionals from 55 countries.
Peter and Ellyn are co-authors of two books. Their first book, In Quest of the Mythical Mate, won the Clark Vincent Award by the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy and has been reprinted over 20 times. Their second book, Tell Me No Lies, was written for the public and has been inspirational to many couples.
Peter and Ellyn have been featured on over 75 radio and television programs including The Today Show and CBS Early Morning News, and they have been quoted in countless publications including The New York Times, Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan.