Hear Me Out!
with Sam Garanzini, LMFT & Alapaki Yee, LMFT

About Sam Garanzini & Alapaki Yee

Sam (Salvatore) Garanzini and Alapaki Yee are Certified Gottman Method Couples Therapists and the co-founders of the Gay Couples Institute.  The Institute is the world's only gay and lesbian couples counseling clinic, with locations in Northern California and Manhattan, and proudly delivers Gottman Method Couples Therapy to same-sex couples.

Sam is also an adjunct professor in the Counseling Psychology Department at the University of San Francisco.  Alapaki Yee is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director of the Institute.  Combined, Sam and Alapaki have treated over 2500 couples in over a decade of clinical practice.

Last year, Sam, Alapaki, and John and Julie Gottman published the first and only outcome study of the Gottman Method, which happened to show the success of the Method with gay and lesbian couples.

They are also the creator of the popular Communication Styles Quiz that takes a look at how your communication style plays into your relationship.

Did you know that your communication style could directly be causing you difficulties, but your relationship is fine? Here’s a quiz offering some insight.

Share it with your partner and see how it helps you finally understand one another.


To contact or read more about Sam Garanzini, LMFT, LPCC or Alapaki Yee, LMFT, please visit their website www.gaycouplesinstitute.org

Scientifically Reviewed
Last updated: 6 Apr 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 6 Apr 2019
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