David S. Mars

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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David S. Mars

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Center for Transformative Therapy
705 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 766-9866
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon I offer Transformative Couples TherapyTM and individual Transformative Therapy or coaching depending on each state's guidelines on Zoom.

About

I am the developer of the Transformative Couple Therapy (formerly called AEDP for Couples). I teach and supervise this method nationally and internationally. This method is distinct from other approaches in that we do not seek to find what is wrong with the relationship, but rather we uncover the felt experience of love that has become buried over time. This method is unique in that the couple members speak directly to each other from the first moments of the first session and with the skillful structure the therapist provides, they discover how to create experience of loving and being loved that they have been missing.
See https://transformativecouplestherapy.com/ for video and photographic examples that describe the process further. My approach shows couple members how help each other heal the relational deprivation and trauma that so often underlies stuck patterns of conflict, disruption and distancing in daily life.
I help couple members to find and expand their selves-at-best in everyday living between sessions as an extension of the work we do within sessions. As a couples-focused therapist, I hold in mind in every session the inspiration I feel toward the children of the couple who benefit from the harmony the therapy creates. Peace, love and kind firmness spread!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $245
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 48 Years
  • License: California / 13412
  • School: California Institute of Integral Studies
  • Year Graduated: 1987

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
"I have seen Dr. Mars work successfully with even the most troubled couples. I believe him to be one of the best couples counselors in the world."

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
"David is one of the most inspirational therapist I know. He has dedicated his life to advancing marriage and family therapy and training clinicians. I am fortunate to have him as my mentor."

David S. Mars's Groups

AEDP Group Therapy San Anselmo

AEDP Group Therapy is about cultivating authenticity and truth-telling that builds a depth of connection with self and others. These group sessions move the process of growing bonds that contribute to healing attachment-level wounding from historical trauma and deprivation. Past experience with these groups has shown accelerated change and a lasting sense of well-being. We use the AEDP for Couples model and expand it to the group context, so the group members can grow more "earned secure attachment", whole-body awareness and inner guidance.

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Location

Center for Transformative Therapy
705 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 766-9866
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Men's Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Difficulty Expressing/Receiving Intimacy
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Feeling haunted by past relational trauma
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • AEDP
  • AEDP
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Transformative Couple Therapy (formerly AEDPfC)
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 13 Nov 2020
Photo of David S. Mars, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael
David S. Mars

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT