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, and do good, meaningful work.  Among our greatest joys are our two daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren.



Sherry Courtney

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Candidate, which includes training in both The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™.  I have spent 33 years working to better the world, one person and one couple at a time.  For the past 21 years, I have had the privilege of working with my husband, Mark Ganas, in private practice, and facilitating couples’ workshops. Before that, I developed and managed an in-patient/outpatient Women’s Center in San Diego, and have created and ran numerous outpatient programs.  My background includes consulting work, addictions, codependency treatment, adult children of alcoholics, and specialty focus on Women’s Psychological Development.

Mark Ganas

I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing, with 30 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?"