Mary Kay Cocharo, LMFT
Mary Kay Cocharo
For over 25 years I have been educating, training and coaching individuals and couples to have better relationships. I have been certified in Imago Relationship Therapy for the past 14 years. Imago is based on the work of Harville Hendrix--Oprah's favorite therapist whom she calls "The Marriage Whisperer". I am also a Master of Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy, based on the work of Hedy Schleifer. This work is revolutionary. It encompasses the principles of Imago while focusing on deepening connection and meeting each other in the sacred relationship space. Both models allow couples to grow and heal by eliminating the power struggle and replacing it with understanding and empathy for each other.
In addition to meeting people in my private practice, I also offer workshops and seminars. Start Right, Stay Connected, is an 8 hour workshop I offer for Engaged Couples. Over the Bridge is a two day transformational workshop for couples wanting deep transformation. I also offer one to two day Intensives with couples who want to do some deep work in a concentrated period of time in a private setting. I have spent years teaching, training and supervising other therapists and interns at training sites such as Houston Child Guidance Clinic, Southern California Counseling Center, Southern California Family Institute, Santa Monica Jewish Family Services, Antioch University, Pepperdine University, Phillips Graduate Institute and California School of Professional Psychology. I also run consultation groups for therapists wanting training and consultation in Couple's Therapy.
A few years ago, I formed The Conversation Group, a collaborative group of like-minded therapists. Our goal is to work with you in a very safe and collaborative way to create conversations that open up paths to clarity, insight and healing . We post a motivating blog on Facebook each day in the hopes of creating movement toward the life and relationships you desire. We also sponsor a quarterly Speakers Series in our beautiful Bridge Room in West Los Angeles.
Good relationships don't just happen. With years of experience, and tons of passion for relationships, I can teach you to communicate better, deepen your connection and experience the love you want and deserve. Call me at 310.828-2624 to schedule an appointment. Call today! Don't spend another joyless moment worrying about how to find or keep the relationship of your dreams.
Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (1985). Internship at Galveston Family Institute. Fellowship from Houston Child Guidance Clinic. Imago Relationship Training and Certification (1995). Contract with Catholic Churches to do PreMarital Counselin
CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists), IRI (Imago Relationships International), SCIT (Southern California Imago Therapists)
• BA@University of Denver
• MS@California Lutheran University
BBSE State Of California
Marriage and Family Therapy
Number of Staff
Street, Valet in Garage
Sliding Scale Payment
Credit Cards Accepted
Therapists and Interns needing consultation and supervision in couples' therapy.
Consultation/ Supervision groups in Couples Therapy
Emotional Issues in Thyroid Disorders (Intern facilitated)
Female Sexual Pain (Intern facilitated)
Imago Relationship Therapy, Encounter-Centered Couple's Therapy, Depth Psychology, Family Systems, Mindfulness
Conditions / Issues
Issues Of Abuse
Children (under 11)
Available by Appointment
I have three very seasoned interns working in my practice, offering a sliding fee schedule. I'm available by appointment Monday through Saturday. Some couples prefer a longer one or two day intensive and are scheduled by mutual agreement. I also run one and two day workshops for couples.
Many clients can't wait to get started, even though "money is tight". For some, the ability to pay using a major credit card helps them to get the help they need and pay it off more slowly at regular intervals. Also, because the time we reserve is held specifically for you, we ask that you give us 24-48 hours notice to cancel or change appointments. Sometimes that's not possible, and so we give you one "grace" cancellation. Please understand that a fee will be charged for late cancellations thereafter.
Last Update: Fri January 27, 2017 15:11:33