THOUGHTS FROM MY CLIENTS:
"Now I trust we'll end up fine. Even through really big hurts, I know we have a strong enough base to make it out fine. We'll be fine."
- Damien & Rachel, Portland, Oregon clients 2017
"I can't believe I made it into my forties without knowing this stuff!
Gina is a great teacher about all the things you never knew you need to know about relationships."
- Holly & William, Portland, Oregon, clients 2016-2017
- Mariah, Portland, Oregon, client 2017
"After just one talk with Gina I went home and had a real sex talk with my husband for the first time in 30 years. WOW! This is opening up a whole new world. I'm just so grateful."
- Brenda, Gresham, Oregon
"I don't want games. I want an honest open relationship without drama. Gina got us there."
- Jill & Mark, Vancouver, Washington
"When we started working with Gina I wasn't sure we would make it through. She got us back on the same team after we hadn't really been talking for at least six years."
- Jade & Jesse, Troutdale, Oregon
"Gina helped me love myself first.
I'm clear with myself and can ask partners for what I need now."
- Leah, New York City
"I really like that every week I walk away with something to think about or actually do. Gina never coddles me and is pretty directive- which I need."
- Liz & Matt, Fort Worth, Texas
"The daily gratitude practice was really powerful. I can't believe how much this simple thing helped us reconnect."
- Dreya & Molly, Portland, Oregon
- Blaine, St. Helens, Oregon
"When we came [to see Gina] it felt like we were each doing our own thing. Now it feels like this is something we're doing together... something that will bring us even closer. It was really good for me to have a facilitator help me move from scarcity and fear to connection."
- Alissa & Stephanie, Seattle, Washington
"I didn't know how we would make it through after [my wife] caught me cheating. We were so stuck when we first met Gina and I think we both thought it was over. It took some time, but it feels like we're friends again."
- Rob & Lindsey, Camas, Washington
"We got creative and even tried a few things together, but ultimately decided monogamy is best for us. Even still, after 22 years together the conversations we had with Gina helped us have a deeper connection and more clarity than ever before."
- Robin & Michael, Portland, Oregon
"Before if we fought we wouldn't speak for days. Now it's like 30 minutes and we hug."
- Jenny & Jeff, Chicago, Illinois
"I thought sex between us was good before. I didn't know we needed help with that but... it's even better now."
- Laura & Staci, Madison, Wisconsin
"After our sessions with Gina, we've been closer than ever [in our fourteen year marriage]."
- Brenda & Loren, Portland, Oregon
"Gina makes the most complex parts of our relationship problems really easy to understand. I didn't know I needed to learn so much about relationships.
I always walk away [from sessions] seeing things from a new perspective."
- Dan & Megan, Buffalo, New York
"We're back together. I'd say that's a success.
I didn't know if it would happen. And I definitely didn't think it could be this good again."
- Michelle & Darla, San Jose, California
"I never really thought of myself as non-traditional, but here we are.
Gina helped me think outside the box without judgment or fear."
- Andie & Hong, Eugene Oregon
"Gina helped me stop hating myself so much. Now I'm a better partner to myself and I'm ready to start dating and be a better partner to someone else. I just made my first online dating profile.
It's kind of exciting."
- Jodi, Portland, Oregon
"I'm sick of working with therapists and never really seeing anything change. Gina is different. I always walk away with things to think about and action steps to take.
I feel like I'm making real progress for the first time."
- Sarah, Portland, Oregon
"We've tried lots of Portland couples therapists and never found a professional who can understand our unique [polyamorous] relationship. Gina makes talking to her really easy without having to explain or justify our relationship structure."
- Tanya & Mark, Forest Grove, Oregon
- Michaela & Brad, Portland, Oregon
"I've never felt so bad as when my husband found out I was having an affair. It was awful. We fought all the time and never slept. [Gina] got us both grounded again so we made up and moved on."
- Tori & Chris, Milwaukee, Oregon
"I thought I would lose my mind when he first brought up opening our marriage. I thought he just wanted to leave. I couldn't see any way we would make it work. Gina helped us figure out a plan that works for both of us."
- Chris & Kelly, Bali, Indonesia
"Nobody tells you how to handle being in a committed relationship with a bi-sexual woman. I didn't want to deny her sexuality, but we didn't know how to do an open relationship and stay together. Gina helped us walk through every step."
- Catherine & Erik, Portland, Oregon
"..So, I guess we were really talking about opening up because we were avoiding doing the hard work together. Now that we're more intimate with each other, I don't see a reason to see other people."
- Kara & Kyle, Portland
"I didn't get what I wanted out of [working with Gina] but I got something even better. I can't describe it exactly, but I didn't know it could be this good between us."
- P.K. & Maggie, Mexico City, Mexico
"We've been polyamorous for many years, but this is the first time we've tried living with one of our partners. Gina helped us assess the strengths of our triad and work on the areas where we needed to communicate better."
- Jenny, Greg, & Rita, Boulder, Colorado
"I'm really not a big therapy person, but Gina made it easy to talk to her without judging us and her help really got us thinking bigger about what we need in life and from each other.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm glad we went through it."
- Adam & Cassandra, Beaverton, OR
"After seven years we stopped sleeping together and didn't really know why. I know it seems so obvious, but Gina got us to talk about sex like, really talk about it with each other. I know it sounds cheesy but now it's like we have soul-sex."
- Vanessa & Soren, Atlanta Georgia
"Gina made the hard stuff seem so much easier. I don't think we'd still be together without her."
- Brian & Amaya, Portland, Oregon
"What's gotten clearer is that if we're strong as a couple, we're fine opening things up, even with less boundaries than we originally thought."
- Mary & Eric, Orcas Island, Washington
"We fight less now. And when we do it's way better. We get over it quicker and I don't always worry she's leaving me."
- Elsa & Erikah, Portland, Oregon
"I flip-flopped about this divorce for months. Working with Gina brought me the clarity to leave. Now I can't believe the level of relief I feel!"
- Kate, Clearwater Beach, Florida
"Gina gave me the a-ha moment I needed to leave a really terrible relationship. I'm glad she tells it like it is."
- Kurt, Asheville, North Carolina