Kerry Lusignan, MA, LMHC
CEO and Founder

“The couples I most like to work with are honestly the hardest couples — the high conflict, in crisis, sometimes right-on-the-edge-of-divorce folks. Because in the end I truly believe that in crisis there is opportunity, and that when people are shook-up it’s not just a sign of trouble but also of hope and potential. We have a chance to stick our hands in the fire and really change things and re-choreograph old, stuck patterns.”

The Founder and Director of the Center, Kerry mixes heart, grit, rigor and irrepressible creativity to bring couples out of crisis. She has spent years refining an approach to couples work that is grounded in the latest state-of-the-art science of the field and tempers it with her own unique blend of make-it-work practicality.

Research shows that people learn best when they’re put into situations similar to where they are struggling, and Kerry’s strength lies in skillfully guiding couples into those places where the emotion is rawest but where opportunities for growth are most significant. Kerry is regarded by many as the go-to couples therapist when all else fails.

Ask me about: Iceland. Claw hammer banjo and guitar. The intersection between art and therapy. Making the perfect pizza.

Ever since I was young, I’ve been: Acutely aware of heartbreak and beauty. Of the mindset that if we can’t grasp our mortality and how fleeting life is and get our heads around the deep call to love and do no harm in the face of impermanence, then we’re in real trouble.

Favorite quote: ”The obliterated place is equal parts destruction and creation. The obliterated place is pitch black and bright light. It is water and parched earth. It is mud, and it is manna. The real work of deep grief is making a home there”. — Cheryl Strayed

Favorite kind of couples: I love all types of couples. I think staying coupled and attending couples therapy is an inherently brave stance in this world. I have tremendous respect for any couple who takes that risk.


MA in Applied Psychology – Antioch University New England
MFA in Creative Nonfiction, 2025 Candidate – Goucher College
Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapist – The Gottman Institute
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF)
Certified Psychological Autopsy Investigator – American Association of Suicidology
Certified Stepfamily Systems Therapist – Nat’l. Stepfamily Resource Center
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Level I and II
Pragmatic Experiential Couples Therapy (PET-C) – Trained by Brent Atkinson
Neurodiverse Couples Therapy Level 1 – The Neurodiverse Couples Institute
PACT Level I in Training – Stan Tatkin
Understanding and Applying Ambiguous Loss – Pauline Boss
Additional training – David Schnarch, Patricia Papernow, and Esther Perel.

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