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We are Sherry Courtney and Mark Ganas, a married couple who love working with couples.  We like to say that we are the living embodiment of our work, taking the same principles we try to impart in our work (respect for self and each other, authenticity, openness, courage) and applying them in our own lives.  Some of the things we love to do are travel, spend time with friends and family, laugh, rock hound, listen to music, and do good, meaningful work.  Among our greatest joys are our two daughters, sons-in-law, and delightful grandchildren.

Sherry Courtney, LPCC
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with over 34 years of experience in Behavioral Health.  For the past 22 years, I have had the privilege of working with my husband, Mark Ganas, in private practice. We specialize in conjoint couples’ therapy, and also facilitate workshops for couples. We have offered Terry Real’s Relationship Weekend Intensive in Albuquerque, NM. Mark and I have now adapted the Daring Way™ curriculum for the “Daring Love™ for Couples” group, which we began in 2019. There are only a few Daring Love™ workshops in the country. In my career, I have also created and managed in-patient and outpatient treatment programs for Women’s issues, Codependency, and Adult Children of Alcoholics. My background also includes consulting work for Native American tribes in Montana, and a specialty focus in Women’s Psychological Development from a feminine perspective.

Mark Ganas, APRN

I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing, with 31 years of experience working with individuals and couples.  My first degree, in Anthropology, gives me a holistic, relational perspective in my work with clients, and my Nursing degree allows me the opportunity to incorporate a medical perspective.  I have worked with many different clients over the years, in many different settings, and my favorite work is helping couples and individuals overcome their fear and doubts and move back into caring, respectful relationship with themselves and each other.  I was also in a documentary about relationships, called "Why Get Married?