Dr. LauraMaery Gold is credentialed in Washington State as Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Counselor (CC). She is in clinical practice at Allied Family Therapy. She is also director of The Relationship Institute, where she provides training through books, articles, and speaking engagements on issues relating to communication, intimacy, and relationships. Her doctoral dissertation formed the foundation of The Skripts Project, a communication tool shown in clinical settings to save relationships.
She is the author of several books on family concerns: education, marriage, relationships, family financial planning and investing, and faith.
She earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology, and her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a law degree and certification as a financial counselor. Her undergraduate work was a combined degree in Family Counseling and Financial Planning. Before becoming a therapist she was an executive editor, director, and publisher of several business and technology publications.