Presenter – Don Cole

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  About Don Cole

About Don Cole LPC, LMFT, Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute

Dr. Don Cole is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute and is an approved supervisor in both disciplines. He received the Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary at Northwestern University in 1993. Dr. Cole, along with his wife, Carrie Cole co-founded The Center for Relationship Wellness, a private practice for therapy, consultation, and training in the Houston, Texas area. His work with couples includes couple’s therapy, workshops, seminars and intensive marathon sessions. He is also committed to training therapists and other professionals and has provided supervision, graduate courses and continuing educational programs throughout his career.

Dr. Cole has authored a number of workshops including The Unique Challenges of Second Marriages, Ethics in Couples Therapy and Living as God’s Family: Relationship Enhancement for Congregations and has presented to a wide range of audiences such as The American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an ordained Lutheran Pastor and Native American, Dr. Cole has served on the Board of Directors of the Oaks Indian Center where he helped design programs for staff training and family restoration. As an approved master trainer for the Gottman Relationship Institute, Dr. Cole, partners with his wife Carrie to offer The Art and Science of Love Workshop to couples three times a year. He also leads Gottman Method Level I, Level II and Level III pieces of training and consultations services for therapists seeking to become certified by the Gottman Relationship Institute. Dr. Cole is highly experienced as a speaker and is known for his humor and down to earth approach. People find his conversational, energetic style engaging and easy to follow. He has appeared as a guest on The Debra Duncan Show in Houston and on Living Smart on PBS and links to those television programs are available on his website. For more information, explore his website:

Upcoming Trainings with Don Cole