About Us

Allied Family Therapy does one thing, and we do it very well: We fix relationships. 

We provide couple and family counseling, including parenting training and reunification therapy, as well as skills coaching, to clients in Washington State and around the world. (US clients outside of Washington State may book coaching services through The Relationship Institute.) 

We specialize in couples counseling, financial struggles, adolescent transitions to adulthood, and family systems.

About Dr. Gold

Dr. LauraMaery Gold is credentialed in Washington State as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Counselor (CC). She is also director of The Relationship Institute, where she provides training through books, articles, and speaking engagements on issues relating to communication, intimacy, and relationships. Her doctoral dissertation formed the foundation of The Skripts Project, a communication tool shown in clinical settings to save relationships.

She is the author of  several books on family concerns: education, marriage, relationships, family financial planning and investing, and faith.

She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology, and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a law degree and certification as a financial counselor. Her undergraduate work was a combined degree in Family Counseling and Financial Planning. Before becoming a therapist she was an executive editor, director, and publisher of several business and technology publications.   

She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and was a long-time volunteer at the Recovery Help Line of the Seattle Crisis Clinic.

She and her husband Dan Post are the parents of five sons, two daughters, and several absolutely perfect kids-in-law. They are also the very proud grandparents of five beautiful granddaughters.

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