Helping Couples Heal:

A Weekend Workshop for Couples Recovering From Betrayal Trauma

This powerful workshop is created to foster deep healing for couples in recovery from relational trauma and betrayal. This workshop will be co-led by Marnie Breecker, the founder of The Center For Relational Healing and Duane Osterlind, the founder of Novus Family Counseling & Recovery Center. We are excited to offer you this opportunity of having two leading experts in this field come together to provide you with this unique, healing program.

Helping Couples Heal is an empowering experience for couples committed to rebuilding intimacy, trust and stability in their relationship.  This two-day workshop is designed to facilitate healing through psycho-education, experiential practice and group process.  Because trust is the foundation for a healthy relationship, broken trust is the most critical injury for couples recovering from the impact of betrayal. A primary goal of this workshop is to provide a framework from which trust and intimacy can be restored through the healing of relational trauma.

Each workshop is limited to six couples, and an assessment is required prior to registration.

To register for one of these workshops, please email or submit a webform on

COVID 19 UPDATE: Marnie & Duane have created an online and abbreviated alternative to our Helping Couples Heal Workshop. This workshop has a limited capacity and the cost is significantly reduced to $1195 per couple. This workshop will consist of three modules taking place via Zoom.

2020 Workshop dates:

  • November 6th 4pm-7pm and November 7th 9am – 12pm and 1pm–5pm PST. Facilitated by Duane Osterlind, LMFT, CSAT-S and Jaclyn Schwartz, LMFT

Participating in a formal disclosure is not required to join this online workshop. Please email if interested.

If you are looking for a community of other individuals and couples struggling to heal from betrayal trauma, please join our Helping Couples Heal community Facebook page where you can connect with others for support.

H.E.A.L Online Workshop with Carol the Coach and Marnie Breecker

Friday December 4th 9am-3pm PST
Facilitated by Carol the Coach and Marnie Breecker

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn EMPATHY techniques to promote UNDERSTANDING and HEALING
  • Teach addicts/those who betray the skill to turn their shame into EMPATHY and how stay present and rebuild the relationship.
  • Teach partners strategies to reduce and manage TRIGGERS effectively.
  • Develop an understanding of the role of HONESTY, TRANSPARENCY and INTIMACY in Relational Healing.
  • Be coached in the practice of EMPATHY and VALIDATION

Space is limited for this workshop. Please contact Meredith at to reserve your space today.

For more information about this workshop, please click here to download flyer.


Betrayal Trauma: Online Coaching Groups


Tuesdays 3:00 – 4:30pm PST
Facilitated by Kim Gould, ACSW

(201) 394-7156 or


Thursdays 11:30am – 1:30pm
Facilitated by Marnie Breecker, LMFT, CSAT, and Lisa Palac, LMFT


Thursdays 4pm-5:30pm (Beginning September 3rd)

Facilitated by Lisa Palac, LMFT

(323) 825-1677 or


Finding an in-person trauma informed partners group conveniently located or one that fits into your schedule can be quite a challenge. These online groups are intended for partners who have experienced relational/betrayal trauma and need the support of therapeutic coaching in a safe, confidential environment.

Space is limited for this ongoing group. Please contact Kim or Lisa to reserve your space today.

For more information about Kim’s group, please click here to download flyer.


Men’s Online Relational Healing Coaching Group

Thursdays 3pm-4:30pm PST 
Facilitated by Kim Gould, ACSW


Wednesdays 5pm-7pm PST

Facilitated by Jaclyn Schwartz, LMFT

If you feel alone in navigating how to be a man of integrity, while staying connected to your own recovery process AND tending to your relationships, this group will help. Relationships with others are healed through presence, attunement, and empathy. But first, we need to learn how to do that for ourselves.

This online group, facilitated by Kim Gould, ACSW [License #82057] and Jaclyn Schwartz, was created so you can get the help you need wherever you are located.  In a confidential and non-judgemental environment, you will be supported in your next steps of personal & relational healing.

Space is limited for this ongoing group. Please contact Kim Gould at (201) 394-7156 or email or Jaclyn Schwartz at to reserve your space today.

For more information, please click here to download flyer.