Gary A. Glickman, PhD, LMFT Body Centered Psychotherapy
Gary A. Glickman, PhD, LMFTBody Centered Psychotherapy 

Pre-Commitment Counseling


is my specialty in couples work. Are you and your partner considering ‘moving to the next step’, but wanting to honor your hesitations, learn to communicate with more openness and trust and practice powerful techniques for strengthening your intimacy permanently?

     This is the best time to invest in one of your greatest assets—your intimate relationship, the best time for learning life-long intimacy-increasing ‘lessons’—how to listen and speak with an open heart. Learn five essential ingredients of an intimacy that lasts, and about five destructive habits that you can transform now into a mindful, compassionate response to your partner, and to life.

    The key to success, in any counseling/therapeutic experience, is feeling safe enough to risk finally dropping the masks and allow yourself the healing experience of authentic relationship; sharing your unhidden heart with another. Together, I help you and your partner learn to pay deeper attention to the passionate messages of your body, to allow your human vulnerability to be seen and known, to share your inner-self safely, and learn to welcome your partner's inner-self safely and joyfully.
    We practice proven listening and speaking techniques with careful compassion; we explore connections between your family histories and your current vulnerabilities; and practice mindfulness of the sacredness of all others—especially our chosen beloved. These techniques are quickly learned for lifetime practice, and can quickly and profoundly affect your relationships.


My fee for individual counseling is $200 for a 60 minute session, pro-rated after that. I also honor BC PPO out-of- network contracts (you can send in bills for reimbursement) and I will be happy to consider a sliding scale according to need.


Please feel welcome to email me:

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or call me at (310) 980-4188. I'm happy to offer a free phone consultation to potential clients to answer any questions you might have.


Contact Information:

Gary Glickman, PhD, LMFT

CA License #42298

HI License #765

Phone: (310) 980-4188


E-mail: garyglickmanphd (at)

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