Dr. Ari Sytner is an author, graduate professor, kidney donor, rabbi, researcher, and published marriage expert. In addition to holding dual Masters degrees in social work and education, and a PhD in social work, Dr. Sytner possesses the highest level of training and certification in couples counseling by the Gottman Institute. His entire approach to helping couples begins at the intersection of scientific research and powerful emotion. As relationships should be a source of friendship, love and support, Dr. Sytner works carefully to ensure that both partners feel equally supported during the delicate healing process, and works carefully to not take sides or form an alliance with one partner over the other. Using his extensive training and expertise, he walks couples through a uniquely scientific process of unpacking and then rebuilding the relationship from the ground up. Additionally, Dr. Sytner holds advanced training and practices Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, based on the work of Dr. Susan Johnson, author of Hold me Tight. Dr. Sytner also utilizes a trauma-informed lens when working with couples, and incorporates elements of Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help eliminate blockages that prevent couples from reaching their goals.