Hold Me Tight – Weekend Couples Workshop

The Hold Me Tight Weekend Workshop for Couples is based on practices drawn from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), attachment theory, and Sue Johnson’s best-selling book, Hold Me Tight. The workshop is designed around seven conversations that have been shown to be essential to successful relationships. Relationships can be a cause of stress and pain or(…)

The Balance

The Balance

  Throughout the course of a successful marriage or long-term commitment, the two people in the relationship may shift in and out of various roles. For example, one person in the couple may support the other person going back to school. In order to do this, he or she steps into a supporting role, setting(…)

About Lee

Lee Ockenden, M.A. is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Davis, California, working with couples, families, individuals and adolescents. Lee has been in practice as a psychotherapist for 11 years. Lee is also the Assistant Director of Behavioral Medicine at the Institute for Restorative Health( in Davis. “Using a direct and empathetic approach, I(…)


Who we are and how we relate to the world and others is dictated by the meaning we give to our past. But if we choose to find the purpose in our experiences instead of the pain, we find new resources, giving us the catalyst to change, grow, heal and pursue the life we desire(…)

What is PTSD?

What is PTSD?

PTSD is the acronym for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and refers to a cluster of symptoms that result from a past trauma. But what’s a trauma?. Trauma refers to a psychological or emotional imprint that occurs when an event or series events threatens our sense of safety or well-being to the extent that our minds(…)

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